11 MayFull Circle 21/52

After the miserableness that was Over a Torrent Sea I didn’t have high hopes for my next book. I was thinking perhaps the Star Trek Destiny series had been a fluke, and maybe David Mack was the only Star Trek author I could stomach.

Not true!

Star Trek: Voyager: Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer absolutely blew me away! I couldn’t get enough of this book.

At 561 this is one long story, and it probably could have been two as there are two parts to this book. I’d been expecting it to follow the chronology of the time period, taking place somewhere around the time of the Borg invasion of just shortly after. With many time jumps, the book begins three years prior to the invasion in 2378.

The first half of the book centers on B’Elanna and Tom Paris. During the TV series their daughter Miral was named as the Kuvah’magh – a mythical figure from Klingon culture. Because of this they are worried about Miral’s safety, and it explains the great lengths they take to keep her safe.

The second half of the book tries to bring the Voyager universe back together. A variety of things happens since they returned to the Alpha Quadrant on the show. Despite there being Voyager book since then, a lot has still happened to the characters. It fills in the gaps between those books and brings the story up to date follow the Borg invasion.

I really enjoyed the author’s use of the characters. She stayed true to them and their personalities. The only issue I had was B’Elanna got really annoying. I don’t remember her being that annoying on the show, but maybe I just tuned it all out.

This was also a great catch up for me since I hadn’t read all the earlier Voyager books.

The author was also very good at catching emotions, because you could really get a sense of Chakotay’s pain. I will admit that the last half of the book had me tearing up at some points.

The ending surprised me a great deal, which is also a bonus.

My only sadness was that Janeway was killed off in an earlier book, and she is one of my favourite characters. She plays a prominent roll in this book (which was awesome!) but ultimately she’s still dead (boo). This is Star Trek after all, so I will be very happy if / when they resurrect her.

I am eagerly wanting to get my paws on Beyer’s next Voyager book in the series, but that has to wait while I read some other Trek novels (trying to do them in order).

Five stars!

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