August 30, 2016
Throwing myself into different worlds
I'm in the middle of quite a few series at the moment. The main reason for this is because I enjoy letting myself fall completely into different worlds where I can sit back and enjoy. (For example, I reread the entire Harry Potter series over the last month and it was a wildly indulgent and marvelous affair.) Yes, I have many books sent to me for review that I'm horribly behind on but sometimes I find myself somewhat burnt out by reading things that I haven't necessarily just picked up for the sheer heck of it. At first, I thought to do all of these in huge masterposts but since I'm in different places in each of these I thought I would do them each individually and see how that goes. :-)
Today's book is the beginning of a trilogy that was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. It's a collaborative process so each book has a different author and a somewhat different style of writing. Captain to Captain by Greg Cox opens up the Legacies series with the story of Captain April of the starship Enterprise on a mission to a planet called Usilde where things are not going well for the native inhabitants. An artifact is taken from the planet and is stowed onboard the Enterprise...but no one knows of it except Captain April and his first officer, Una. This secret is passed down from captain to captain until the reader reaches the present day Captain Kirk and Commander Spock. There's malevolent aliens, covert operations, and above all the exceptional crew of the NCC-1701. This is the setup book which explains exactly what the mysterious object is and what its used for as well as introducing us to a figure which rivals Spock for keeping calm in a harrowing situation. This is Star Trek sci-fi at its best. What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of such a magnificent show?!
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