[Ebook] ↠ The Valiant Author Michael Jan Friedman – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Valiant Twenty Years Before The Start Of Star Trek The Next Generation, A Young Lieutenant Called Jean Luc Picard Takes Command Of His First Ship, The USS Stargazer The USS Stargazer, A Long Range Exploration Ship Commanded By Captain Ruhalter, Is Assigned To Pick Up Descendents Of The Survivors Of The USS Valiant, A Ship That Was Lost At The Far Edge Of The Galaxy In The Very First Star Trek Original Series Episode The Evacuees Claim That A Deadly Invasion Force From Outside The Galaxy Is Nearing The United Federation Of Planets When They Are Ambushed By The Invaders, Captain Ruhalter Is Killed, Leaving A Young Lieutenant, Jean Luc Picard, In Charge Of The Ship In The Midst Of A Deadly Confrontation Picard Must Swiftly Learn To Be An Effective Captain While Dealing Both With A Crew That Has Not Yet Come To Trust His Judgement And With Hostile Aliens Powerful Than Anything The Federation Has Encountered Before As interesting as it would be to see Jean Luc Picard before the Enterprise, the second officer depicted in this story doesn t really feel like he could grow into the Captain we know from The Next Generation The story focuses on the conflicts and relationships between the Stargazer grew, and while this is potentially interesting, it does it at the expense of giving no time to the enemy The Nuyyad never even speak, they just exist to be shot at and destroyed And this is why this book didn t wor As interesting as it would be to see Jean Luc Picard before the Enterprise, the second officer depicted in this story doesn t really feel like he could grow into the Captain we know from The Next Generation The story focuses on the conflicts and relationships between the Stargazer grew, and while this is potentially interesting, it does it at the expense of giving no time to the enemy The Nuyyad never even speak, they just exist to be shot at and destroyed And this is why this book didn t work for me, as Captain Jean Luc Picard has a reputation for diplomacy to the point that some have accused him of being preachy but there is no attempt to talk to the Nuyyad and reason with them, the only solution presented to the threat is to demonstrate overwhelming firepower by the Federation Picard even searches out further targets to destroy with no warning given The threat to the Federation was dealt with by making it clear that the Federation was willing and able to annihilate its enemies, a strategy worthy of the Romulan Empire There is nothing technically wrong with the book, and the sections on board the Stargazer are interesting although the attempt at a love interest was dire and unbelievable but the wider plot let it down and left a nasty taste in my mouth Friedman is not among my favorite Star Trek authors, and books like this are why. This was interesting we see the first time Picard commands a starship Mind you, that is on the Stargazer, but because the Captain and first officers are either dead or in a coma, but he, of course, is showing everyone that in this second officer is the captain we all know exists But the things surrounding this story kind of annoyed me, probably only because once again we are revisiting things from past episodes, only in this case, it s a couple of Kirk s old missions, and I ve listened to a This was interesting we see the first time Picard commands a starship Mind you, that is on the Stargazer, but because the Captain and first officers are either dead or in a coma, but he, of course, is showing everyone that in this second officer is the captain we all know exists But the things surrounding this story kind of annoyed me, probably only because once again we are revisiting things from past episodes, only in this case, it s a couple of Kirk s old missions, and I ve listened to a lot of those lately It seems to be a plot device that a lot of people liked using, and it s good, but too much of a good thing, and all that But regardless, to see Picard before he was Captain Picard, this was a great peek at it An easy read that flows at a quick pace, The Valiant tells the story of Captain Jean Luc Picard s first command of the USS Stargazer At a mere 279 pages and with plenty of characters, the book could have benefited from a longer length to flesh out the action and some of the plotlines.I became particularly annoyed by the author s penchant for describing Picard as the second officer on pretty much every page, especially after he takes command of the ship so isn t technically the second officer An easy read that flows at a quick pace, The Valiant tells the story of Captain Jean Luc Picard s first command of the USS Stargazer At a mere 279 pages and with plenty of characters, the book could have benefited from a longer length to flesh out the action and some of the plotlines.I became particularly annoyed by the author s penchant for describing Picard as the second officer on pretty much every page, especially after he takes command of the ship so isn t technically the second officer any

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