I remember reading the first four books in this series in paperback, and being fascinated by the author's vision of such a rich, detailed and authentic-feeling Rihannsu, ( Romulan ), culture. And, when this came out in paperback, I quickly pounced on it. Eager to see what would be the further struggles, plans and ultimate fate of both Starfleet's finest and Duane's original characters. As well as a few characters precariously occupying both categories...
The Rihannsu series, in my opinion, is an excellent exploration of what, ( From the standpoint of Star Trek TNG, etc. ), would be an " alternate past ". In which the course of Rihannsu culture, and it's interaction with Starfleet and the Federation, takes what seems to be a quite different course.
I have to confess, ( Much as I love TV Star Trek. ), Duane's picture of Rihannsu culture very often feels more like a natural continuation of the Romulan culture shown in the original series than that shown in Star Trek: Nemesis.
If you haven't read the earlier four books, I earnestly suggest that you start with Duane's My Enemy, My Ally. If you have read the first four books...What are you doing reading this review when you could be buying and reading this book...?!
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1258 KB
- Print Length: 432 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (28 November 2006)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000MGATS0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 56 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #505,550 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)