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Reviewer : Chief Patterson
Ave Rating : 3.0000 for 1 reviews
Title : Engines of Destiny Rating : 3
Writers : Gene DeWeese Year : 2005
Review : Finally, a book that deals with the aftermath of the presumed death of James T. Kirk aboard the Enterprise B. The beginning deals with Scotty, who has become a drunk recluse because his guilt and agony over letting his friend die. The story revolves around Scotty's plan to rescue Kirk from his fate, and the dire consequences that result from his decision. A new timeline is created where the Borg has conquered the entire Federation, and a rag tag group of allied aliens are fighting back. Of course the Enterprise E gets tied up in the calamity as well. First the good. It was very interesting to see how this one event affected Scotty and basically turned his life upside down. It was also fun to follow and watch the Miracle Worker in action. The events of Generations, Relics and First Contact were woven together in a way that made sense. The bad. Being a Gene DeWeese book, it is full of page after page of descriptive text. I found myself drudging through paragraph after paragraph of internal monologue, which gives you a good idea of what the character is thinking, but too much makes my eyes go blurry. The story never really drags, though, and DeWeese throws in plenty of moments that make you want to turn the page. Overall, a bit wordy, but an intriquing story. I recommend it for serious Trekkies only.

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