The Hidran race and the Klingon Empire have been at each other's throats for seventy years, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard has been asked to do the near-impossible: take the "U.S.S. Enterprise(TM) to the planet Velex to mediate a treaty that will end the conflict between these two aggressive species. Things get off to a rocky start -- then turn deadly as the Hidran ambassadorThe Hidran race and the Klingon Empire have been at each other's throats for seventy years, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard has been asked to do the near-impossible: take the "U.S.S. Enterprise(TM) to the planet Velex to mediate a treaty that will end the conflict between these two aggressive species. Things get off to a rocky start -- then turn deadly as the Hidran ambassador mysteriously dies, and kills a Klingon delegate as a last act of vengence. When Lt.Worf is charged with the ambassador's assassinaton, and Commander Riker and Counselor Troi are trapped far below the surface of the planet, Captain Picard must not only act to save the Hidranas and Klingons from each other, but to save his Klingon officer from a hideous death sentence......
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|Number of Pages||:||276 Pages|
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Foreign Foes Reviews
Much better than usual for this series! Exciting, and with a convoluted plot!
Really enjoyed this one! Sounded kind of tedious in the beginning, but was very good. The writing was different as well, as was the pacing, and it was refreshing to read. Absolutely loved the Geordi aspect of the story. Was fascinating to me to read about him as a blind man, and wouldn't have minded had the book focused even more on his struggle, and ultimate conquering of his handicap. The fact that we see him having to try to outwit his best friend is great! He's a good foil for Data, as he knows him so well. Also absolutely loved the small scenes he had with Beverly, we know from the show they're good friends, and she cares a great deal about him, although we're rarely reminded of that fact, and definitely haven't seen it in the books so far. So yay!The whole Klingon honour thing kinda bores me, they seem a too one dimensional at times, as a race, but I liked Worf's story-line here, felt he was well used.
Really enjoyed the interplay of the characters in this one and them having to deal with situations that they didn't ever encounter before. I can't think of too many times where Geordi had to battle Data and do it while completely blind - He was pretty awesome in this book. The plotline with Riker and Troi and their frustration with where they are had been done before but not with Riker and Troi bouncing off each other (not in that sense perverts). I did not expect this story to go the way that it did and so a book I had lower expectations for actually rose above. I have to note that I really enjoyed the minor character of the helmsman and the situations that he was put in and how he thought he was having the worst time - really led to some comedic moments.
A very good TNG book. Very good use of the familiar characters, playing to their characteristics, presented with different circumstances: Picard with his diplomacy, Worf with his toughness, Geordi with his knowledge of the ship, and Data with his logic.The plot flowed very well, but seemed to me to be rushed as it got towards the end. I think it could have been done at the same pace as the rest of the book with just as much engagement.
There's a lot of things happening in this book: Klingons, peace conference with a race who hate Klingons, a strange healing grain, a weird planet and Data acting oddly. I think that's the problem there's too much happening and it all seems rushed.
Okay TNG book. Most aspects of the story were believable and would have been worth an episode or two. I liked the interaction between Geordi and Data. 3.75/5