Requiem



[PDF] ✩ Requiem ✭ Peter David – E17streets4all.co.uk When the USS Excalibur was suddenly and mercilessly destroyed, Starfleet lost one of its finest starships But the crew members of the Excalibur lost their captain and home Now, in mourning for their s When the USS Excalibur was suddenly and mercilessly destroyed, Starfleet lost one of its finest starships But the crew members of the Excalibur lost their captain and home Now, in mourning for their ship and Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, First Officer Elizabeth Shelby and the rest of the crew await their new assignmentsFor Lieutenant Soleta, that means a painful reunion with her Romulan father, while Zak Kebron and Mark McHenry are sent undercover to investigate a series of mysterious alien abductions on a low tech world Going their separate ways throughout the Alpha Quadrant, the Excalibur s survivors must face diverse challenges and dangers on their ownThe ship is history, but the adventure continues.Requiem

aka David PetersPeter Allen David often abbreviated PAD is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels David often jokingly describes his occupation as Writer of Stuff David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture He also uses metafiction frequently, usually to humorous effect, as in his work on the comic book Young Justice.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader First Officer Elizabeth Shelby and the rest of the crew await their new assignmentsFor Lieutenant Soleta, that means a painful reunion with her Romulan father, while Zak Kebron and Mark McHenry are sent undercover to investigate a series of mysterious alien abductions on a low tech world Going their separate ways throughout the Alpha Quadrant, the Excalibur s survivors must face diverse challenges and dangers on their ownThe ship is history, but the adventure continues."/>
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 267 pages
  • Requiem
  • Peter David
  • English
  • 09 August 2019
  • 0671042386

10 thoughts on “Requiem

  1. says:

    Another enjoyable Star Trek book from Peter David This is a crackling start to the trilogy can t wait to see what happens next Can you believe I read this in PDF format My local library had one of the New Frontier books with the previous entries in the series on a CD ROM

  2. says:

    Peter David s New Frontier series is easily the best thing to happen to the Star Trek franchise in years In a time in which Voyager is mired down in dull plots and a lack of character development, David is following the Trek credo and exploring strange new worlds with his series of novel The New Frontier books have always been about finding the perfect blend of gripping plots, humorous moments and superlative character development And just when you think you ve got it all figured out and Peter David s New Frontier series is easily the best thing to happen to the Star Trek franchise in years In a time in which Voyager is mired down in dull plots and a lack of character development, David is following the Trek credo and exploring strange new worlds with his series of novel The New Frontier books have always been about finding the perfect blend of gripping plots, humorous moments and superlative character development And just when you think you ve got it all figured out and are getting comfortable, David pulls the rug out from under you.Such is the case with the latest novel At the end of the last book, David ended with the destruction of the starship Excaliber The novel picks up several weeks after the destruction of the ship and finds the crew in a mandatory cooling down period before they are given new assignemts all except Shelby who uses the Excaliber s destruction to force Starfleet to give her what she s always wanted command of her own After a lengthy scene in which the surviving regulars everyone but Calhoun commiserate on the ship and say farewell, the book takes off in several directions all of them intriguing One is a lightweight one featuring McHenry and Kebron going to a backwater planet to stop a series of practical jokes pulled by Starfleet ensigns they convince the natives that aliens are attacking by doing such typical things as using flashing lights and tipping cows Along the way, the stumble across something farinsidious an old foe from TNG is backbut to tell who would be to ruin it all Next up, Si Cwan s sister Kalenda is haunted by dreams of the death of their teacher and Si Cwan swears vengeance Add to it the book s best plotline Soleta finding out the Romulan who raped her mother and is her biological father has been set free and how she confronts him and the news that he s dying The scene in which Soleta confronts him for the first time is chilling and complusively readable You can almost feel the book getting heavier in your hands as you read it and the temperature in the room get colder It s that good.All in all, David gives each of the plots balance and a great deal of depth and interest The pages fly by as everything spirals out of control into the final pages in which you find out that not everything can or will be resolve in one book As with all the best books of a series, this one leaves you withquestions than answers and leaves you utterly begging forFor my fellow reader who complained that you don t find out why the Excaliber is destroyed, keep reading The explanation will come to you soon enough and it s certainly shocking.A must read for any Star Trek fan out there This is Trek at its best

  3. says:

    Disappointing.After the mysterious destruction of the Starship Excalibur, her crew has scattered In this volume we follow Soleta, McHenry and Kebron, and Si Cwan and Kalinda as they find something else to do.The Si Cwan and Kalinda story doesn t amount to much Kalinda has a vision of Si Cwan s old martial arts instructor getting killed They travel to investigate, but the story isn t resolved in this volume.McHenry and Kebron travel to a world similar to Earth in the 20th Century where the Disappointing.After the mysterious destruction of the Starship Excalibur, her crew has scattered In this volume we follow Soleta, McHenry and Kebron, and Si Cwan and Kalinda as they find something else to do.The Si Cwan and Kalinda story doesn t amount to much Kalinda has a vision of Si Cwan s old martial arts instructor getting killed They travel to investigate, but the story isn t resolved in this volume.McHenry and Kebron travel to a world similar to Earth in the 20th Century where the local are seeing strange lights in the sky, crop circles are appearing in fields, and people are disappearing, possibly being abducted by aliens It s a good premise, offworlders investigating alien abductions The stoic, no nonsense Kebron and the flighty, aspergers ish genius of McHenry should make a good odd couple But the story is not as funny as it could have been.And the Soleta story This could have been amazing Soleta confronts her biological father, Rajari, the man who raped her mother, though he has no idea that she is his daughter He s had a come to God epiphany, is out of prison, but has a terminal disease The potential drama here could have created a masterpiece, but instead we re twiddling our thumbs until we get to the action sequences when people from Rajari s criminal past come back for revenge.So, the premises of the two main stories were good, but the execution was poor I realize that Peter David was working to release three books that year Requiem, Renaissance and Rebirth This book would have benefitted fromtime spent writing and better editing, rather than the rush to print

  4. says:

    i thought this one was very good for charter development, it was interesting to see what there personal life s looked like and once again peter david did not let the us the readers down, i will continue on with this series

  5. says:

    This is the first of a trilogy within Star Trek New Frontier called Excalibur books 9 through 11 of the main series At the end of Dark Allies, we learn that the ship was just about to blow up At the beginning of this, we re clearly several weeks past, and Captain Mackenzie Calhoun is apparently dead and the crew is about to be scattered Sad, I guess, but this is Star Trek, so I have to assume Mac will show up by the end of this sub trilogy, especially since there are by my count, at least This is the first of a trilogy within Star Trek New Frontier called Excalibur books 9 through 11 of the main series At the end of Dark Allies, we learn that the ship was just about to blow up At the beginning of this, we re clearly several weeks past, and Captain Mackenzie Calhoun is apparently dead and the crew is about to be scattered Sad, I guess, but this is Star Trek, so I have to assume Mac will show up by the end of this sub trilogy, especially since there are by my count, at least 10books after this that I own and Mac is clearly on the cover of some of them.Anyway, back to this book The command crew all have cooling off periods due to the trauma of aforementioned ship go boom boom, so this allows the author Peter David to construct side adventure for all the character This volume focuses on Soleta, McHenry, Kebron, and Si Cwan and Kalinda Soleta had the major focus, which I m glad, because she s probably my favorite character in the series so far Tragic background and funny to boot I did get annoyed with her storyline a bit here, because there was a bit too much talk of blood will tell type thinking, which felt a bit gross the McHenry and Kebron storyline was apparently supposed to be the comic relief of this volume, which semi worked, though we do get some interesting revelations about McHenry or do we The most unsatisfying one was Si Cwan, since apparently it s to be a revenge tale that will be continued later in another volume Great.From what I can tell and sneaking a look at the beginning of the next book , Peter David intends to leave the question of just how the Excalibur exploded as a question for later, so if you re reading these, try not to get bothered by the active avoidance of the question.P.S Despite my love for Soleta and her humor, the single best and funniest line in this book was her father in her last chapter

  6. says:

    So as I m sure you re all aware, the last book ended with the ship blowing up We start with essentially a wake for Calhoun, and PAD continues his frustrating habit of overexplaining damn near everything I m not sure where this started, but he constantly has this thing he does with Selar especially where he ll have her act as a foil for explaining obvious things It gets INSANELY tiresome super fast In any case, by far the best part of this book is following McHenry Kebron as they in So as I m sure you re all aware, the last book ended with the ship blowing up We start with essentially a wake for Calhoun, and PAD continues his frustrating habit of overexplaining damn near everything I m not sure where this started, but he constantly has this thing he does with Selar especially where he ll have her act as a foil for explaining obvious things It gets INSANELY tiresome super fast In any case, by far the best part of this book is following McHenry Kebron as they investigate a possible prime directive offense on a pre warp world This subplot is seriously all that s keeping me reading the series at this point.The Si Cwan subplot shows some hints of promise, also

  7. says:

    it s a bit weird without Captain Calhoun kind of likevwhy are we still going on with the story, But it s actually pretty good it has a good storyline and it leaves you with some interesting questions about some of the remaing crew it s a bit weird without Captain Calhoun kind of likevwhy are we still going on with the story, But it s actually pretty good it has a good storyline and it leaves you with some interesting questions about some of the remaing crew

  8. says:

    After the events of the previous book, the scattered crew go on with their lives Another excellent chapter in the life of the Excalibur.

  9. says:

    Requiem is book 9 of Star Trek New Frontier, the first book of the Excalibur Trilogy and chapter 12 to the series overall It deals with the aftermath of book 8 s surprise cliffhanger, the destruction of the USS Excalibur Apparently Capt Calhoun went down with the ship, as the rest of the bridge crew arrived to hold a wake in an old San Francisco bar called Strange New Worlds Most of the crew is on a cool down period between assignments, except for Shelby, who has waived cooling down for a Requiem is book 9 of Star Trek New Frontier, the first book of the Excalibur Trilogy and chapter 12 to the series overall It deals with the aftermath of book 8 s surprise cliffhanger, the destruction of the USS Excalibur Apparently Capt Calhoun went down with the ship, as the rest of the bridge crew arrived to hold a wake in an old San Francisco bar called Strange New Worlds Most of the crew is on a cool down period between assignments, except for Shelby, who has waived cooling down for a possible promotion to captain her own ship The scene is beautifully written and filled with tension and recent loss At the end of the wake Shelby has a rather intense one on one conversation with Soleta in which Soleta reveals her hidden half Romulan heritage After the wake, we follow three independent storylines Soleta alone in one, Kebron and McHenry in another and Si Cwan and Kallinda in the last In the first we follow Soleta back home for some Vulcan family drama It s the fifth anniversary of the death of Soleta s mother T Pas, and whenever possible, Soleta returns to Vulcan to spend time with Volak, the only father she s ever known This time of remembrance is shattered by a menacing communique sent by Rajari, the Romulan who raped T Pas and is in fact Soleta s biological father In his message, Rajari, apparently unaware of T Pas s passing, seems to threaten her in a roundabout and not legally actionable way with the intent to come to Vulcan himself and inflict further violence Because Soleta cannot be certain that Rajari does not also wish harm to Volak, she decides to track down her mother s assailant in a preemptive strike to secure her family s safety Soleta s journey takes her to Titan Colony, orbiting Jupiter, Sol System, where she finally confronts the object of her hunt with surprising results Rajari, it seems is in the final stages of terminal illness and is unable to endure space travel Rajari also claims that he has undergone a religious conversion and is no longer the monster he was and that his message to T Pas was meant to be an apology, poorly worded as it was to spare her embarrassment should anyone else overhear by accident Suspicious of the truth of the matter, Soleta decides to stay on Titan to witness Rajari s final days and confront the Romulan heritage she has spent a lifetime shunning Upon Rajari s death, Soleta agrees to return a stolen heirloom to his family s mausoleum on Romulus so that his soul can enter the afterlife While doubtful of the heirloom s actual religious significance, Soleta finds that she cannot resist the opportunity to further confront her Romulan heritage and where better to do that than on the homeworld of Romulan race itself There is a final twist here, but you re gonna have to read the book to find out what it is Next up we have the odd couple of cynical, brash Kebron and laid back, distracted McHenry who find themselves on mission to a pre spaceflight world to stop some students from a private well to do Federation based university think Harvard in space from playing pranks on the local populace While pursuing this mission, Kebron and McHenry run into a larger threat that Complicates things Masterfully and is a greater Terror to this World than the pranksters yes that s a hint to who it is, no I won t tell you What I will say that after the adventure is concluded Kebron, the Master Detective FINALLY realizes that there is SOMETHING off about McHenry and he may not be what he seems And it only took twelve books and one graphic novel for him to get a clueFinally we have Si Kwan and Kallinda and the first part of their search to find the murderer Jereme, an influential teacher of Si Kwan in his youth The search leads them to Jereme s last remaining dojo where he taught in semi retirement There they meet one of Jereme s current students Ookla, a Mook , and find out the name of the murderer Olivan, a former student who left Jereme s tutelage due tophilosophicaldifferences And the hunt is onSee ya after book 10, Excalibur Renaissance, where we follow Burgy and Selar and their trouble in paradise, Robin and Morgan Primus Lefler s adventures in mother daughter bonding, part two of the hunt for Olivan, and perhaps we ll getinformation on the final moments of the destruction of the USS Excalibur and the noble sacrifice of Mackenzie Calhoun, and whether Shelby gets that promotion

  10. says:

    So the ship has been destroyed, Shelby is angling for promotion and the rest of our characters are scattered throughout the quadrant, doing their own things Cwan and his sister investigate the death of an old teacher, Kebron and mcHenry take on a mission for Admiral Nechayev and Soleta tracks down her biological father In true New Frontier tradition, Soleta s father provides her an emotional roller coaster, Kebron and and McHenry s mission causes us to realise that mark is even weirder than we So the ship has been destroyed, Shelby is angling for promotion and the rest of our characters are scattered throughout the quadrant, doing their own things Cwan and his sister investigate the death of an old teacher, Kebron and mcHenry take on a mission for Admiral Nechayev and Soleta tracks down her biological father In true New Frontier tradition, Soleta s father provides her an emotional roller coaster, Kebron and and McHenry s mission causes us to realise that mark is even weirder than we previously assumed, and Cwan finds himself yet another warpath on which to embark.Of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, there s no sign why the starship blew up , there s no description precisely what about Mark McHenry is so fascinating to perhaps the most powerful of beings in the universe, we don t know And as if that weren t enough, Soleta s adoptive father comes out with the line They were here, on Vulcan Caused quite a bit of commotion Some very spirited debate over , referring to Selar and Burgoyne But over what, precisely Is Calhoun really dead and how did he die What s happening with everyone else we ve come to care about Xyon Senior is still roaming the universe, after all, so things are bound to heat up once .The destruction of the Excalibre certainly blasted the series to bits it s gone from following a crew all in one place to a group of people divided but there s still something between this ragtag displaced group of people To maintain the previous crew would be to maintain the ghost of Mackenzie Calhoun at all times, Selar declares And she s right so has Mac truly kicked the bucket, heroically holding on to save his crew Or is he still flying around somewhere, poised to return to the federation and reunite his orphaned shipmates for yetbitingly amusing adventures Only time and the rest of the books in the series will tell

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