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hell was that a bit slow in arts was that A bit slow in Building Vocabulary Skills parts I really love the crew of Titan and its exploration focus I think Bennett s other Trek books have spoiled me The others of his I read this year were expertlylotted and well Sheet Metal Shop Practice paced and all the known characters seemed just right Riker Troi and Tukok seem their typical selves This one seemed a little rushed I don t know why Maybe it s all those sections mostly in the middle that broke the show not tell rule I think he sort of got so lost in creating such a weird newlanet that he sort of lost track of the story Or was ordered to tie up or include a lot of other Cait and the Devil people s danglinglots for the next writer to resolve I dunno Something just seemed a little off It didn t take a long time to read because the book is slow I was doing a Nanowrimo and I got sick during this huge block of time This is the eighth book in a series on Captain William T Riker and his wife Counselor Deanna Troi s new ship the USS Titan Unfortunately this is not a good lace to come into the series and I was uite a while orienting
myself to the extremely diverse crew Unlike TV shows and movies where having 99% humanoids saves on the budget to the extremely diverse crew Unlike TV shows and movies where having 99% humanoids saves on the budget series takes advantage of the book medium and has a crew with very few humans Also very unusual this book has a setting extremely difficult to ull of in a hard scifi world like ST an entirely waterworld Scientifically its an almost impossible task to successfully imagine one of these as there are thousands of concerns which would make it uninhabited and uninhabitable Bennett is exceptionally well researched and exceedingly creative in his technical idea and I am than a little tempted to copy some of them they are so cleverHowever the Biggles In The Antarctic plot s I have to admit the book was a bit boring It is a nice idea to set up the story on a waterplanet but I had to fight till the end Iut the book several times away but I want mostly to finish books So I read it till the end The other Titan books are much better I sit here wondering if I will ever come across a Titan novel that will be a real thriller This one was among the weakest of the An Unofficial Encyclopedia of Strategy for Fortniters post Nemesis Trek novels I ve yet readTheremise is uite intriguing The starship Titan and its grotesue zoo crew begin to survey a The Ausar Auset Nutrition Handbook planet whose surface is entirely ocean I really like the concept of this I remember an Animated Series episode with a similar theme that captured my imagination The crew discovers an intelligent form of life that look like something between suids and whales and they call them suales Basically thelot centers around a few things First the efforts of a Selkie officer named Lavena who is originally from a water world herself to communicate with the suales Second the Titan s efforts to deflect an asteroid which just happens to be about to impact the Girls Und Panzer, vol. 1 planet the efforts go haywire Third Deanna Troi isregnant and about to op and an over rotective medical officer goes to extreme lengths to La Vilaine Lulu protect them in the midst of the crisisBut along the way I kept waiting for something to happen and it never really did The narrative is filled with scientific banter about the nature of thelanet and its life but these got really old fast The dialogue between characters is atrocious The story jumps the shark Becoming Daddys Cow: A Twisted Taboo Dubcon Lactation Body Transformation DD/lg Erotica pun intended in multiplelaces the aforementioned Filthy Rich Boys (Rich Boys of Burberry Prep, protective doctor taking theregnant Troi to a warp incapable Granvilles New Strategy of Daily Stock Market Timing for Maximum Profit planet to use their hospital facilities for birth Riker becoming malnourished after being stranded on thelanet and being found lying in his own filth The interactions between Lavena and the suales seem forced and corny the suales were Artificial Evolution (Big Sigma, perhaps the most shallow characters in the novel Anderhaps worst of all it reads like a soap opera Riker has apparently had a Fling With This Lavena Person with this Lavena On Moral Courage person long time ago and it leads to awkwardness and arguments that are justainful to read Two other characters Pazlar and Ra Havreii just read the book have an even Nanny by Chance painful treatment here I couldrobably go on a lot longer but I ll just stop here It just seems like Bennett was intrigued with the idea of an ocean Mastering the Art of Self-Sufficiency in New Zealand planet and tried to create. As the Federation recovers from the devastating events of Star Trek Destiny Captain William Riker and the crew of the USS Titan are ordered to resume their deep space assignment reaffirming Starfleet's corerinciples of eaceful exploration But even far from home on a mission of hope the scars of the recent cataclysm remain with them as they slowly rebuild their lives The lanet Droplet is a world made mostly of. ,
A lot to fit it And the result was a disjointed forced awkward narrative that was devoid of excitement Now I m on to James Swallow s Synthesis and hopefully I will find something exciting there Over A Torrent Sea is without uestion the worst Star Trek novel something exciting there Over A Torrent Sea is without uestion the worst Star Trek novel ve read since returning to the books after David Mack s Destiny trilogy Set after the Borg Invasion of the Alpha uadrant the USS Titan led by Captain Riker resumes its deep space exploration and discovers an auatic world kind of like the one Voyager visited in the season 5 episode Thirty Days Except this oceanic world is filled with truely bizarre but intelligent alien creatures The crew sets out to try and communicate with the creatures but with little success When an asteroid threatens the waterworld the crew of Titan try desperately to warn the oblivious inhabitants of the coming dangerSounds exciting It definitely is not Author Christopher L Bennett commits the cardinal Star Trek sin Writing a Trek story that only nerds or Trekkies could understand or appreciate Undeniably well researched this book is Filled With Geographical And with geographical and science But unfortunately this has resulted in Ion Adventure in the Heartland, Volume 1 pages andages of dry exposition filled with near incomprehensible scientific jargon and Trek s trademarked technobabble Bennett also introduces us to a nonhumanoid race that is truely alien and could never have been realised on the tv shows But again this results in lengthy eloborate descriptions of these extra terrestrial creatures that leaves you scratching your headMore importantly the story lacks tension or excitement and unfortunately the characterization and dialogue of the few Trek characters we know from the series Riker Troi and Tuvok is off the mark They sound or act nothing like the characters we ve come to know and love After David Mack s Destiny trilogy Psychotherapy of Personality Disorders pulled me back into the world Trek Lit Over A Torrent Sea almost made me regret that decision Best avoided Following the events of Star Trek Destiny Captain Riker and the crew of the Titan are sent back to the original mission exploring strange new worlds and seeking out new life and new civilizationsEarly on in Christopher L Bennett s Over a Torrent Sea the reasoning for sending Titan back out on its original mission instead of staying behind to rebuild the Federation is laid out in a fairly believable manner Then it s on to thelanet of Droplet a world made of mostly of oceans with a uniue alien race living in the vast oceansAfter reading and enjoying several of Bennett s Hedge Fund - tome 4 - L'hritire aux vingt milliards previous Trek novels I wish I could say this one was eually as enjoyable Unfortunately the story takes a bit of time to build up its momentum and even once things get rolling it s still a lot of your standard Trek novel cliches repackaged we re out of contact with the away team the ship and world are threatened there s internal crew conflict Over a Torrent kick off with the intrepid crew of the Titan encountering a waterlant that after some investigating the realise is inhabited by a group sentient species known as the Suales and the Here Comes The Sissy Bride (My Sissy Husband Confesses, planet being named Droplet D Initially both sides have trouble identifying themselves as sentient as on Droplet the Suales do not ave any metals and so rely on Bio Engineering to make everything they need fromrobes to vehicles D This contributes to misunderstandings throughout as well as humour when the Away Team realises they are the ones that have been under observation will have you it stitches D At the same time though it goes to show that the Federation is not all knowing and that it has much to learn D Though in the Federations favour they know this and are constantly seeking to improve themselves D This attitude of course eventually goes over brilliantly with the Suales once they have got over the hiccups that keep Places of Performance popping up throughout the book DWe get to see also how the crew is adjusting to theost Borg universe that really lays in the character building throughout D We get to see Christine Vale in command and how she adjusts to the unexpected and deals with the Titan as it is being trashed trying to save the The Alpha Wolf Bent Me Over planet D At the same time Riker. Water without a speck of solid ground Life should not exist here yet it thrives Aili Lavena Titan's auatic navigator spearheads the exploration of this mysterious world facing the dangers of the vast wild ocean When one native speciesroves to be sentient Lavena finds herself immersed in a delicate contact situation and Riker is called away from Deanna Troi at a critical moment in their marriageBut when good inte. .
And Aili in the მოგონებები შეფიცულთა რაზმზე planet trying to open and improve on the diplomatic dialogue they are engaging in with the Suales D This gives us an insight into Aili that hasn t been there before really building her character up but at the same really developing her D Dr Ree goes a little crazy trying torotect Deanna s unborn baby and this leads to a The Heart of Business pursuit to the uninhabitedlanet of Lumbu where the locals amongst the usual military and Treasures of Darkness politicians valuehilosophers which leads to some hilarious first contacts situations first as Ree wants to see the Obstetrics department and then when Tuvok comes to fetch them D Event though it only features in Winning Sports Betting Strategies with Betaminic Big Data Tools for Football Betting Systems: A step-by-step guide to using the Betamin Builder Data Analysis ... soccer betting systems (English Edition) part of the book the Lumbu are as devolved as the Suales on Droplet and this makes the book have an adventuress feel to the everything that is going D Tuvok and his wife T Pel get their limelight as well as they have been through the ringer but the sorting out of their issues is really brilliantly handled and Tuvok and T Pel s reaction to Troi and Riker s Baby is brilliant D The baby in uestion getting named Natasha is a neat little touch as well and will the lumps in the throat going but in a good way D As an aside we also get to see Melora and Xin getting spun around a bit which further develops their characters D Over a Torrent Sea takes greatleasure in throwing it s characters around and seeing what falls out and this lead to great character development DThe action and cultural misunderstandings throughout come thick and fast and the way that the crew of the Titan have to adjust is excellently handled and gives us an entire alien ecosystem that is brilliantly developed though you would certainly wince along with Cethente as he is Menopause and the Mind put down through the depths D The discovery of the second ecosystem is very surreal and really comes off theage brilliantly you really have feeling of being there and this dovetails with the rest of the story excellently D Throughout the book the story works on a alimpsest of the levels that come together brilliantly in ways that you would not expect D The decision to have diplomatic relations and the debate in regards to the Prime Directive are carefully debated and you can certainly see reasons why eventually they Would Want To Change Things want to change things reflect different circumstances D Indeed that is the argument that Riker and Vale make between themselves and coming to the same conclusions much to Riker the argument that Riker and Vale make between themselves and coming to the same conclusions much to Riker surprise D This at the same time illustrates how Vale has settled into the role of First Officer so well she really keeps the crew and Riker on the edge of their toes as all oints which is obviously her job but really allows her character to flourish and develop as well DOver a Torrent Sea does a brilliant job as well of continuing the Titans exploration mission as well really getting to grips with the issues the crew are facing as well as moving on existing Internet Marketing Essentials plotlines and setting new ones up in therocess D We are getting to see the Titan characters really getting Internet Marketing Revealed pushed out of their comfort zones but at the same time this is really allowing them to crow both as characters and as a reflection the worldshenomena etc that they ere encountering which in turn for the great world building is making for a warp owered adventured that are full of depth and exploration both of the character but of the new ground etc that they are breaking D Over a Torrent Sea is a roller coaster of events
that gel brilliantly together in ways that you would not expect whichgel brilliantly together in ways that you would not expect which the book a great feeling of inventiveness D At the same time it sets things up brilliantly in terms of lotting and character development for future books D Brilliant full of adventure daring do and action Curse of the Black Widow packed throughout D Bring you Snorkel D Highly recommended make sure you have the next one D Crisp high five D ugh no I hated it skimmed the entire last half of the book the characterisations were all off and the dialogue especially was awful also I ll never forgive the author for not allowing Riker to beresent at the birth of his first child I think after the amount of shit that Will and Deanna have been through that they deserved that much. Ntions bring calamity Lavena and Riker are cut off from the crew and feared lost Troi must face a life changing event without her husband while the crew must brave the crushing Sećanja pressures of the deep to undo the global chaos they have triggered Stranded with her injured captain Lavena must win the trust of the beings who control their fate but therice for Riker's survival may be the loss of everything he holds de.