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By: L. A. Graf
Captain Kirk's latest voyage has brought him far into the final frontier. His
new mission: to help a determined band of pioneers colonize a harsh and
unforgiving world, defend the vulnerable settlers from the constant threat
of alien invasion, and protect the planet's unique and precious resources
for the sake of the entire Federation!
Months after their departure from Earth, the struggling colonists have
barely established a precarious toehold on Belle Terre, a ravaged world still
recovering from a catastrophic planetary disaster. Fierce cyclones, storms,
landslides, and flash floods make survival itself a never ending challenge.
While Captain Kirk and the Starship Enterprise patrol the sector, on
guard against predatory aliens and greedy space pirates, officers Chekov,
Uhura, and Sulu stay behind to assist the hapless settlers in their desperate
battle to put down roots in the turbulent soil of an angry planet.
But the imperiled colonists are a fractious and intensely individualistic
group, not inclined to take orders or direction from their Starfleet
guardians. Chekov and the others find their ingenuity and diplomatic skills
tested to their limits - to save a people who don't want their help!
This was a s-l-o-w story!
In fact, at about half way through, I stopped reading.
I lost complete interest in the story.
The story focuses on Chekov, Uhura, Sulu and Scotty and their
respective duties helping the colonists set up the colony and
is one long, boring page after another. Chekov gets into
plenty of trouble, but it does little to improve the story.
I'll finish reading it eventually, but I had to move
on to the next book in the series.
U P D A T E :
After finishing the 6th book, I still can't make
myself go back and finish reading #3,
and it made no difference when I started reading #4.
I picked up the story without any problem.