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Missing in Action Star Trek New Frontier ❧ [KINDLE] ❀ Missing in Action Star Trek New Frontier By Peter David ➠ – Thomashillier.co.uk Peter David's unforgettable novels of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the Starship Excalibur remain one of Star Trek's most popular book series among fans Now David continues the thrilling n Peter David's Action Star eBook ↠ unforgettable novels of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the Starship Excalibur remain one of Star Trek's most popular book series among fans Now David continues the thrilling new direction for the New Frontier universe begun in After the Fall with a novel Missing in PDF/EPUB or that will shock and delight longtime and brand new readers of this acclaimed seriesFollowing the dramatic events of After the Fall Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the USS Excalibur find themselves catapulted headlong into another universe far from the New Thallonian Protectorate and Sector in Action Star PDF/EPUB À G a place where an ancient war rages between two powerful alien races But Calhoun has no intention of staying here for very in Action Star Trek New MOBI :↠ long and adopting the time honored philosophy of the enemy of my enemy is my friend takes it upon himself to somehow and by in Action Star Trek New MOBI :↠ any means necessary persuade one side or the other to help him and his crew get back homeMeanwhile the shadow of war has fallen over the New Thallonian Protectorate and an embattled Si Cwan faces growing treachery as he attempts to maintain his tenuous hold on power With Starfleet and the Federation declaring Sector G temporarily off limits Admiral Elizabeth Shelby and Captain Kat Mueller decide to take matters into their own hands ignoring orders by trying to find some way of getting to the Excalibur presuming there is any Excalibur to get to But they never count on the most unexpected of allies an old friend whose shifting loyalties are about to be put to the ultimate test even as a growing cataclysm looms.


About the Author: Peter David

David PetersPeter Action Star eBook ↠ 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 Missing in PDF/EPUB or world issues with humor and references to popular culture He also uses metafiction freuently usually to humorous effect as in his work on the comic book Young Justice.



10 thoughts on “Missing in Action Star Trek New Frontier

  1. ***Dave Hill ***Dave Hill says:

    I've been ploughing through the last several New Frontier novels to get to the most recent three ones that I've bought but never got around to reading because I hadn't had a chance to plough through the previous books recently This is the first of those a seuel to the only okay After the Fall Somebody dies in this one Somebody major to the series And ironically and intentionally it happens completely offstage making for a particularly gruesome revealI offer that up in as non spoilery a fashion as I can because it points out an ongoing difficulty or two of the series It's become so complex and character ridden that it's practically impossible to deal adeuately with the secondary characters while at the same time the leads including Mackenzie Calhoun himself are forced to spend increasing time outside of the limelight The fact is I'm much interested in some folks Calhoun Shelby Burgoyne Soleta Cwan than others Mueller Lefler XyonXyonMoke Kalinda and we'll leave the New Improved Zak Kebron aside but with the tale including so many folks onstage plus incidental characters from the immediate plotlines themselves nobody here gets enough stage time save perhaps Soleta to satisfy me The New Frontier series has drifted from being highly personal tales to being merely intricate plots with motivations presented in a sketchy fashion so we can uickly move on to the next scene the next ship base planet Enjoyable but not as much as earlier And it turns that death I mentioned above into a simple dramatic trick designed to impel some future actions and close out another story lineWhile this book resolves the second half of the tale started with After the Fall and sets up the potential for some future conflicts it's not as much fun or as interesting as it feels like it should be Still looking forward to the nextRecommended for Peter David and New Frontier completists Not a good hopping on point But still enjoyment for the long time series reader than a lot of books out thereReview from July 2007Peter David’s Star Trek New Frontier series is a guilty pleasure of mine It’s vaguely embarrassing to be caught reading Star Trek stuff but David’s wit his great ear for characters many of the originally secondaries from TNG and love of using the plot elements of the STU makes each new installment a joyThe latest and don’t ask me what number it is — #17 I think of the series finds things in media res its laundry list of characters scattered to the four winds and multiple empires not to mention dimensions continuing plot lines from the previous After the Fall Alas this is not one of the better chapters in the long seriesMissing in Action Star Trek New Frontier by Peter David 2006Overall 35Story 35 Re Readability 45Characters 35 Story David tends to write multi volume arcs in his series — essential given a cast that keeps growing By coming right in on the unexpected conclusion of the previous book don’t worry no spoilers here David runs the risk of confusing folks And honestly that’s what happened to me Who was this? Ah I remember that happening vaguely But where was — oh okay I guess I recall thatThe story arc here — the creation of the New Thallonian Name TBD and the intervention of some Mysterious Nasties in same — is not one of the better ones of the series especially as it drags the characters in a multitude of different directions Like most of David’s work a lot of the best parts of the story come in between the action seuences with folks talking Unfortunately here the PoV shifts around so often we lose a lot of those moments In fact a couple of key scenes are rushed through mentioned in retrospect and given an odd short shrift — including the death of a key long term character It’s an strange underplayed moment in a very busy bookBy the time the novel is over the current loose ends are fairly cleaned up with the setup of some elements for the next book Which is fine but in the course of doing so this book feels way too much like we came in on the last act and one that was a bit hurried even at 400 pagesCharacters This is where David’s strengths usually lie with spot on yet witty dialog for his various characters But he’s managed to build something of a monster here with all of the normal cast of dozens and – the crew of two starships present and past the crew of another ship some alien leaders a shapeshifter or two various other major alien antagonists etc That means most of the characters are liable to be noteworthy just for a few uips and the like Unfortunately David spreads things even thinner giving us very little to chew on with the vast majority of the characters It’s still rollicking fun and action but anyone who picked this bookup as their first volume would be completely lost as to who these people are why they’re doing what they’re doing or why others are reacting the way they areRe Readability It’s a fast read and tolerably entertaining At such time as I do my beginning to end series reread I’ll include this volume — but I won’t go out of my way to pick it up just to read it on its ownOverall I think the above pretty much says it all Missing in Action is too fast too full too middle of the action to showcase David’s strengths with character and the plot is if not poor not as inspired as many of his other arcsI was jazzed to see the book on the shelves I was less jazzed by the time it was over But I’m looking forward to the next ‘Nuff said


  2. Chris Chris says:

    Meh If you want to read good Star Trek read The Last Frontier No it has nothing to do with the 5th movie


  3. Alexis Alexis says:

    Overall it was pretty good with strong characterizations There seemed to be too many stories going on at one time though


  4. Roger Roger says:

    Read this without knowing that it was#16 in a seriesit was VERY GOOD


  5. David Palazzolo David Palazzolo says:

    Star Trek The New Frontier Missing in Action by Peter David is the 16th novel of the New Frontier series proper and the 23rd chapter of what I like to call Star Trek The Prime Time Soap This book picks up right where the previous book STTNF After the Fall left off the USS Excalibur seemingly destroyed at the hands of a mysterious race known only as the Wanderers the former Lt Soleta of Starfleet now Cmdr Soleta of the Romulan Star Empire being placed in charge of her own ship the Spectre the possibly permanent fracturing of the New Thallonian Protectorate thanks in part to the efforts of an impostor disguised as the Lady Kallinda sister of Prime Minister Si Cwan who was placed by a race called the Priatians who believe themselves descendants of the Wanderers for this purpose and the possible dissolution of the marriage of Cwan and Lt Cmdr Robin Lefler It should be noted that events in this novel also follow closely on the heels of the movie Star Trek Nemesis The Excalibur has not been destroyed but shunted into a weird dimension with some funky laws of physics and the fueding races the Teuthis and the Bolgar Capt Mackenzie Calhoun spends most of the novel getting back to normal space and dealing with the emotional problems of his adopted son Moke and the revelation that his biological son Xyon is still alive It is also revevealed that the Teuthis is the proper name of the Wanderers After the events of Nemesis the Romulan Star Empire lies in shambles and an uneasy truce with the Federation has been forged Soleta and the crew of the Spectre run afoul of one faction vying for control and ultimately have to seek aid for repairs from Capt Kat Mueller and the USS Trident This eventually leads to trouble in paradise on the Trident as certain members of the crew feel that Soleta is a traitor and should have been arrested instead of helped Meanwhile Soleta herself has her own troubles as the issues created by the fracturing of the Empire lead to a mutiny among her crew Over at the New Thallonian Protectorate things have gone straight to hell Fhermus of the House of Fhermus uickly gains the upper hand in the civil war between himself and Si Cwan in part due to the actions of the impostor of Lady Kallinda Lt Cmdr Robin Lefler slowly becomes suspicious of Kallinda but fails to convince Cwan of the situation Eventually Cwan has Robin exiled to Federation space for her protection but Robin takes it as the possible final nail in the coffin of their marriage Shortly afterwards Cwan loses the civil war and is taken prisoner At Space Station Bravo Adm Elizabeth Shelby Capt Mueller and Lt Cmdr Lefler engage in some soul searching and decide to ignore standing orders and run back to Sector 221 G aka Thallonian space on a three pronged mission To determine the true fate of the Excalibur and to rescue Si Cwan and Kallinda They arrive just before the Excalibur's return to normal space but in the ensuing conflicts with Fhermus and the Priatians not everyone survivesPeter David has written a bit of a game changer in both Missing in Action and After the Fall which are really one bigger novel split in two By a judicious and unexpected application of the philosophy of Kill Your Darlings he sets up New Frontier with new tensions new characters and new possible story directions Was there still life in the the old setting for this series? Yes but the freuency of publication of late for New Frontier argues a need for a rejuvenation a new jumping on point Did David go to far? Too early to tell yet but I am eager for what comes next Next up a short story set in the mirror universe published in the anthology Obsidian Alliances


  6. Zeek Zeek says:

    When I closed the cover of Missing in Action I said to myself literally outloud Now that's good storytellingI've come to expect that with PAD's Star Trek New Frontier series but MIA is the best one yetSlight SPOILERS to followIn MIA Calhoun finds himself and the crew of his ship The Excalibur sucked into a distant universe where the laws of physics are not what we are accustomed to Space is gelatinous rather than a vacuum and the creatures that inhabit it are just as bizarre While there he must end a centuries long feud between two warring races a feud that has wiped out the entirity of the inhabitants of their universe except for their own races of courseBack home Calhoun's wife Admiral Elizabeth Shelby must decide whether to defy Star Fleet and go after him or sit back and wait as she was ordered too Always a strict adherent to regulations she's naturally torn but in the end makes a decision based on her instincts much like her cowboy husband always does Well instincts and ALOT of whiskeyBefore she can reach her husband she finds herself in the middle of a war at it's breaking point on the Planet of Priatia in the part of space where Calhoun and The Excalibur disappearedOld friends Lt Commander Robin Lefler and Captain Kat Mueller join her and by this time I was reading fast because the action was so intenseThe climax comes together with Calhoun expertly manipulating his way out of a morass of peace negotiations between the warring peoples a peace negotiation that could have been do this or die if it had been any other man and Shelby Lefler and Mueller discovering just how connected the planet of Priatia is to Calhoun's disappearance and vice versa A big surprise hits at this point and since I've probably spoilered too much as it is I leave it for you to discoverThe book concludes with a few excellent little denouements one with an ironic twist reminiscent of the old The Twilight Zone and the other a fable like scene featuring that lets us know where we measure up in the scheme of thingsMIA is a continuation and finale of a story arch advanced in the previous book After the Fall Where as it might be helpful to read the books before MIA it really wouldn't be necessary to enjoy this storyPAD writes with a sense of humor that makes me laugh out loud like no other author can I have yet to read his other books outside of the Star Trek universe but I will eventually get to them of that you can be sure of


  7. Joy Joy says:

    The events of After the Fall left the Excalibur stranded in some kind of universal pocket similar to fluidic space And they have no idea how to get homeSoleta tries to return to Romulus but the Praetor is dead after the events of Nemesis and her ship is attacked causing her and the crew to go on the run with no idea what to do or where to turnNew Thallon is embroiled in a civil war with Si Cwan on one side and Fhermus on the other Cwan begins to suspect Kallinda and sends Robin Lefler away so she isn't hurtShelby's not sure how to deal with Mac's disappearance and the fact that Sector 221 G is off limits isn't helping her or Captain Mueller of the Trident find out where he went or how to get him backI don't think I like the plot line as much as I liked the previous book but it's not horrible


  8. John Kirk John Kirk says:

    Another good installment in the series although probably not the best book to start with; you really need to read After the Fall firstThere's uite a large cast in this book including three ships but PAD does a good job of balancing all the characters There are various plot twists including some that still surprised me when I re read the book after a year More importantly the ones I remembered still make sense when you know about them in advance ie the author has played fair by making the plot fit together


  9. Tony Tony says:

    I am a huge Star Trek fan I don't care who thinks I'm a geek including my fiance The Star Trek novels are in many ways better than the TV series movies Many decent authors of sci fi have written countless Star Trek books Peter David is the best It would be amazing if Paramount aired a tv series based on the New Frontier book series The most fascinating characters intensely gripping story lines the way he incorporates characters from STTNG into the books McKenzie Calhoun should take his place alongside Kirk Picard Janeway Sisko Archer Any and all Star Trek fans should read this book series


  10. Benjamin Plume Benjamin Plume says:

    Continuing the events in After The Fall this one is no disappointment The characters' lives intersect in fascinating ways and the action continues One thing the author does a lot in the latter books of this series is makes the exposition happen between installments and between the pages which serves to keep the action going and makes readers desperate for the new information which is scattered throughout Very well done


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