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A well made stand alone adventure.
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2014
I will admit that prior to reading this I had never given the Star Trek Titan novels a chance. I read the first one and wasn't overly impressed, but this book has renewed by interest in the adventures of Captain Riker.
For those who are newcomers looking to jump into the novel series, this book is a relatively stand alone adventure that doesn't require any special knowledge from any of the other books out there. Although to get the most out of it you would probably want to read the Titan series and the Destiny trilogy.
For those who haven't heard, the Typhon Pact refers to an alliance formed between classic badguys the Romulans, Gorn, Tholians, and Breen, as well as newcomers the Kinshaya and Tzenkethi. They have chosen to band together to oppose the Federation and its allies.
Without revealing to much of the plot the story carries itself in classic fashion. With Riker faced with the challenge of juggling the safety of his crew and the fate of two civilizations. Regardless of the choice he makes there will be long lasting consequences for at least one of the civilizations.
This particular edition of the Typhon Pact focuses its attention on the Gorn, the classic lizardmen whose battle with Kirk has become part of sci-fi pop culture.
The book does a decent job of introducing its large roster of original characters, it moves at a solid pace that never feels like it is dragging, and the ending seems to leave potential hooks for a follow up story while still wrapping up the adventure at hand.
As a stand alone adventure this book makes for an easy read, which is a plus for readers who are on a budget.