Today's prompt was to right a one minute review of a most recent book read.
|by Rick Barba|
For me and those others unfamiliar with the Romulan Empire, the book gave a glimpse of what the Romulans have been doing after the great war against the Federation. The history lesson was very light and it didn't bog down the story which I usually encountered in other sci-fi books. Fortunately, Mr. Barba kept it light and focused that helped the story maintain its momentum. A couple of red herrings along the way that kept me on my toes and at the same time, it tickled my curiosity about the characters he had introduced. Can we hope to see them again in his other future stories? What will happen to the Romulan peace movement or to Gemini? Uhura-Spock shippers will be thrilled too since there were several scenes with them. Although, I'm still wrapping my mind seeing Spock in full grin. I'm intrigued by this. I don't know if Mr. Barba was testing the waters for fans reaction. Do I like it? Well, it takes getting used to the idea. It wasn't certainly bad and in fact, it made think of his mother. I haven't seen a Vulcan smiled in the movies or TV so like I said, it will take getting used to having Spock show his emotions when his guard is down. A good mystery even if the ending was a little bitter-sweet for Kirk.
The following are no longer included in the prompt but like I always do in when I read books, I picture the characters in entries such as: Mary Higgins Clark: Where Are You Now, Have you ever wished to you could enter a book?
I would imagine:
|Lauren Cohan in "Chuck VS The First Bank of Evil"|
|Jeff Goldblum in "Law and Order"|
|Laura Linney in "The Exorcism of Emily Rose"|
|Jennifer Garner in "The Invention of Lying"|