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Book Blog Tour: Star Trek Voyager: Unworthy by Kirsten Beyer

October 29th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Source: Received as a part of a book blog tour by Pocket Books

Availability: In stores now

Publisher: Pocket books

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars

Description from Freed with a thought, the greatest menace to humanity, the Borg, are gone, absorbed into the Caeliar gestalt. But are they? Can this deadly menace that has hovered over humanity for decades truly be gone? Might some shadow of the Caeliar remain? The Federation decides that they have to know, and Starfleet is ordered to find out.

The Starship Voyager leads a fleet into a region of space that has lived in fear of instant annihilation for generations: the Delta quadrant, home of the Borg. Afsarah Eden — the new captain of Voyager — is charged with getting answers, to reach out to possible allies and resolve old enmities in the Delta quadrant.

The perfection that was given to the Borg was withheld from Seven of Nine. Left behind, she is living a twilight existence — neither Borg nor human — and slowly going mad. The whispers of the Collective, comforting murmurs she has always known, are replaced with a voice deep within her that keeps insisting she is Annika Hansen. Chakotay, the former captain of Voyager, offers to help Seven rendezvous with the ships that Starfleet Command has sent into the Delta quadrant, the probable destination of the mysterious Caeliar.

These are not the friendly stars of the Federation; the unknown and the unexpected are the everyday.

It’s been a long time since I have read a new Star Trek book but I could not pass up on this one because I always wondered what happened to the crew of Voyager after they returned to Earth.  Little did I know Beyer had written Star Trek Voyager: Full Circle which I believe is the book right before Unworthy.  Since I have not read Full Circle some things were a little confusing for me but you can still follow the story and really get pulled in.  It was sad to read about a Voyager journey without Janeway captaining the ship but most of the original crew makes an appearance in this book.  I loved getting little glimpses of little Miral and seeing the old crew come together again in the return to the Delta Quadrant.  We even see a brief appearance of Valerie Archer from species 8472.  The book does leave you hanging a little to see if Paris and Kim can iron out their differences.

There was not as much action as in the previous Star Trek books I have read but this was still an enjoyable read.  I will definitely be looking for the next book to find out what happens to the beefed up holographic medical assistant that is now rogue in the Delta Quadrant.

Stop by some of the other book blog tour stops:

Fantasy Freak
Starting Fresh
Pick of the Literate
Three Different Directions
Found Not Lost

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Science Fiction

7 Responses

  1. L. Diane Wolfe

    My husband just finished watching the entire series of Voyager on NetFlix and said he’d forgotten how much he enjoyed it! Think I will have to add both books to his Christmas list…

  2. Sheila DeChantal

    I have never read a Star trek Book. We have all the Star Trek Movies. My hubby started collecting them when we were first married. he got one a month – every single one from the first Star Trek to the Next Generation, etc…. never opened them.

    They are all VHS ;)

    He could kick himself now. LOL

  3. dsuzuki

    L. Diane Wolfe-I miss seeing Voyager and TNG on the SyFy channel. They used to show them right as I came home from work.
    Sheila-I found some of the books are hit or miss so I am glad this one was good. Ahh, VHS. We just got rid of a bunch of tapes since our VCR broke and it didn’t seem worth the money to buy a new one.

  4. Pam

    I’ve never picked up a Star Trek BOOK but I’ve been a fan of the show for a long long time. It might be worth looking into….

  5. dsuzuki

    Pam-I didn’t know this was book two. So I would pick up the other book Full Circle first. I never know if it’s good or bad to revisit what happens after they return to Earth. A few things upset me but overall I enjoyed the book.

  6. Kailana

    Star Trek is a great series for a blog tour… :) I plan to read this book eventually, but it probably won’t be until next year!

  7. dsuzuki

    I was very excited about this tour. Don’t often see the more “geeky” titles going on tour.

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