Star Trek: Vanguard: What Judgments Come [NOOK Book]

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Operation Vanguard has risked countless lives and sacrificed entire worlds to unlock the secrets of the Shedai, an extinct alien civilization whose technology can shape the future of the galaxy. Now, Starfleet’s efforts have roused the vengeful Shedai from their aeons of slumber. As the Taurus Reach erupts with violence, hundreds of light-years away, on “The Planet of Galactic Peace,” Ambassador Jetanien and his counterparts from the Klingon and Romulan empires struggle to avert war by any means necessary. But ...
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Overview

Operation Vanguard has risked countless lives and sacrificed entire worlds to unlock the secrets of the Shedai, an extinct alien civilization whose technology can shape the future of the galaxy. Now, Starfleet’s efforts have roused the vengeful Shedai from their aeons of slumber. As the Taurus Reach erupts with violence, hundreds of light-years away, on “The Planet of Galactic Peace,” Ambassador Jetanien and his counterparts from the Klingon and Romulan empires struggle to avert war by any means necessary. But Jetanien discovers their mission may have been designed to fail all along . . . Meanwhile, living in exile on an Orion ship is the one man who can help Starfleet find an ancient weapon that can stop the Shedai: Vanguard’s former commanding officer, Diego Reyes.

THE END OFTHE EPIC SAGA BEGINS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451608649
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Series: Star Trek: Vanguard
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 181,509
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dayton Ward is a software developer, having become a slave to Corporate America after spending eleven years in the US Marine Corps. In addition to the numerous credits he shares with friend and cowriter Kevin Dilmore, he is the author of several Star Trek novels, the science fiction novels The Last World War, Counterstrike: The Last World War, Book II and The Genesis Protocol as well as short stories which have appeared in more than twenty anthologies. He’s also written for web sites such as Syfy.com, Tor.com, and StarTrek.com. He lives in Kansas City with his wife and daughters, but he’s a Florida native and maintains a torrid long-distance romance with his beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Find him on the web at DaytonWard.com.
Still reeling from the knowledge that Star Trek was a live-action series before it was a Saturday-morning cartoon, Kevin Dilmore is continually grateful for his professional involvement on the fiction and the nonfiction sides of the Star Trek universe for nearly a decade. Since 1997, he has been a contributing writer to Star Trek Communicator, penning news stories and personality profiles for the bimonthly publication of the Official Star Trek Fan Club. He has written for magazines including Amazing Stories, Star Wars Kids and FLIcK. Kevin’s interviews with some of Star Trek’s most popular authors appear in volumes of the Star Trek Signature Editions, published by Pocket Books. On the fictional side of things, his short stories include “The Road to Edos” in the Star Trek: New Frontier anthology No Limits and “Home on the Strange,” the first installment of Reality Cops: The Continuing Adventures of Vale and Mist for Phobos Books. With Dayton Ward, he has written the Star Trek: The Next Generation novels A Time to Sow and A Time to Harvest, a story for the anthology Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War, eight installments of the continuing ebook series Star Trek: S.C.E. and the short story “Enemy Unknown!” for Rocket League—The Thrilling Roleplaying Game by Playus Maximus. Kevin lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Not a total bore ... but not very exciting either

    "What Judgments Come" is the penultimate volume in the Star Trek Vanguard series. It's neither the best nor the worst book in the series, and it's not (mostly) a bore, but it's not exactly packed with exciting events and revelations either. As usual with this series, it's a multi-threaded affair, where the threads include:

    * A Federation starship that stumbles upon the Tholians' test of a weapon on a Klingon colony ... and gets chased away at high warp for their troubles ...

    * A new attempt to communicate with captive Shedai that is partly successful ... before failing disastrously ...

    * The recruitment of former Commodore Diego Reyes to spy on his Orion captors ... while the Orions scheme about how to kill him ...

    * An effort to build a successful Planet of Galactic Peace, where citizens of the Federation, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Empire live together in harmony ... in the face of deceit and hostility ...

    The bit concerning the Tholians is probably the most promising thread, and I say "promising" because it doesn't conclude in this book. The thread about the Planet of Galactic Peace -- the same place that Spock's half-brother Sybok conquers in "Star Trek V - The Final Frontier" -- comes out of left field and is a real snoozer that is only connected to the Vanguard series by the presence of Ambassador Jetanien.

    All of these threads, most of which will be left dangling until the final volume ("Storming Heaven") arrives in March 2012, do not add up to a novel. They do, on the other hand, amount to a few mildly entertaining hours of reading. If you've been reading the series up to this point, you have every reason to read this one in preparation for the grand (if we're lucky) finale.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2009

    A Terrific Series

    I was never a huge fan of this time period. I have become a huge fan of this series though. There are a lot of characters and a lot of serperate plot lines for these characters. There are some old characters from movies or shows, but there are also a lot of fresh characters that make this an interesting story. The authors have done a good job keeping the story together and keeping it interesting.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Star trek

    I love the show and the book!!! Live long and prosper

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

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    Great Addition to the Vanguard Series.

    I have had alot of fun reading the off-shoots from the Star Trek novels, and the Vanguerd series has been one of the good ones. I look forward to the next one. Especially to see what T'Prin is up too..

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Here Come the Romulans Romulans Romulans

    The UFP has been dealing with Klingons and Tholians. Now they'll have to deal with the Romulans too. And another evil, lost to history.
    Good second novel: avoids the "sophmore slump".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    *Warning - Cotains Spoilers* - Although it's hard to spoil somet

    *Warning - Cotains Spoilers* - Although it's hard to spoil something this rotten.




    Worst Trek book I have ever read, possibly the worst book period. The notion that Andorians had no idea of what happened with the Taurus Sector/Genesis research and no hand in suppressing it 100 years ago is absolutely preposterous. The hacking and lack of ability from the Enterprise crew is startling ridiculous. Geordi seems to be high or drunk through the whole book... Junior officers and Chen(!!!) fixing things while he runs around going "I dunno". I really can't find a negative term strong enough to describe this book. 




    /picardfacepalm




    Read a shampoo bottle instead, I give it -10 Stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    early kirk adventure

    This is set after the book star trek the first adventure and before where no man
    Has gone before. Garry mitchel, lee kelso re still alive and well as must read. The series takes place during different time periods so I recomend reading them singlely
    Instead of the omnibus

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    (') sea hot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Jet Hangar

    Galaxy Defenders

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Robot Recharge Room

    Galaxy Defenders

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2012

    Great adition for fans

    "The Original Series: The Rings Of Time" by Greg Cox is Christophers' son named Shaun in the future. Which corresponds to this book and the Enterprise. I love it and read it already. What episode is the same as this book is called "tommorrow is yesterday". Series one, the original series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Tap here

    Join the star ship columbia at columbia all results . ( join at the sixth result ) . The only positions that are taken are captain , first in command , and top security officer . Please join before all of the positions are taken .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Great book

    This book was amazing. This book didn't conflict with the original storyline. Great plot and suspense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Plasmatear

    Warrior/elders den
    Plasmatear

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    This should be a TV show

    WRITEN SO PERFECTLY COULD BE A TV SCRIPT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    A good model for tv show

    When is star trek coming back to tv since they are own by cbs showtime would be on the table.vangard would be a good model for a series. Better then DS9 which its model on.

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