Sarek

Sarek☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Sarek By A.C. Crispin ✩ – Heartforum.co.uk The novel begins after the events of Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country TM Spock s mother, Amanda Grayson, is dying, and Spock returns to the planet Vulcan where he and Sarek enjoy a rare moment of The novel begins after the events of Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country TM Spock s mother, Amanda Grayson, is dying, and Spock returns to the planet Vulcan where he and Sarek enjoy a rare moment of rapprochement But just as his wife s illness grows worse, duty calls Sarek away once again sowing seeds of conflict between father and son Yet soon, Sarek and Spock must put aside their differences and work together to foil a far reaching plot to destroy the Federation a plot that Sarek has seen in the making for nearly his entire career The epic story will take the crew of the USS Enterprise TM to the heart of the Klingon Empire, where Captain Kirk s last surviving relative has become a pawn in a battle to divide the Federationand conquer it With Sarek s help, the crew of the Starship Enterprise TM learns that all is not as it seems Before they can prevent the Federation s destruction, they must see the face of their hidden enemy an enemy insidious and dangerous than any they have faced before.

Ann Carol Crispin was an American science fiction writer, the author of over twenty published novels She wrote professionally since She wrote several Star Trek and Star Wars novels, and created her own original science fiction series called StarbridgeCrispin also served as Eastern Regional Director, and then Vice President, of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America With Victoria Strauss, she founded Writer Beware, a watchdog group that is part of SFWA that warns aspiring writers about the dangers of scam agents, editors, and publishers Writer Beware was founded in , and has assisted law enforcement and civil authorities in tracking and shutting down writing scamsCrispin, who also wrote a prequel providing the back story for the popular Pirates of the Caribbean movie series, died on September th, at the Hospice of Charles County in Waldorf, aged She was married to science fiction author Michael Capobianco.

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Sarek
  • A.C. Crispin
  • English
  • 07 February 2017
  • 0743403746

10 thoughts on “Sarek

  1. Alejandro says:

    A great Star Trek novel A.C CRISPIN, HEROINE OF THE PROSE I read this novel in the year of 2000.It was sad to know about the death of A.C Crispin back then in 2013 , author of this novel and of many sci fi books on Star Trek, Star Wars, V, her own series Starbridge, even Pirates of the Caribbean I want to readof her However I am truly glad of having read this novel, back in 2000, when the book was barely printing its paperback edition IS THAT JAMES KIRK, ISN T HE This is A great Star Trek novel A.C CRISPIN, HEROINE OF THE PROSE I read this novel in the year of 2000.It was sad to know about the death of A.C Crispin back then in 2013 , author of this novel and of many sci fi books on Star Trek, Star Wars, V, her own series Starbridge, even Pirates of the Caribbean I want to readof her However I am truly glad of having read this novel, back in 2000, when the book was barely printing its paperback edition IS THAT JAMES KIRK, ISN T HE This is a great book set on the time of the original Star Trek films Actually set right after the events of Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country, and when you read it, you realized that there are evenelements from other films of this saga and also from the Original Series One funny thing when I bought the book, it was when I watched the cover and I thought Geez That s a not very good painting of the face of James T Kirk but when I was reading the book, I realized that that face shouldn t being a portraiting of the face of James Kirk BUT his nephew, Peter Kirk My best guess is that the artist tried to make a distintive face of Kirk but kinda less handsome to show an acceptable look of Kirk s nephew At least that s my guess, because or it s that orcertainly the cover painter didn t know how to draw James Kirk SAREK, HERO OF THE FEDERATION Getting back to the story, this book has a very big scope developing a smart plot that not only touches the foundations of the Federation but also family values in the families of Spock and also Kirk.Sarek has been one of the Federation diplomats, if not the best of all, and thanks to him, severeal civilizations have become part of the United Federation of Planets, his role in the inner politics of the Federation is overwhelming and his participation to avoid wars against powers outside of the Federation has been equally invaluable.Sarek has been a hero to the Federationbut what was he to his son, Spock It s no secret that their relationship has been tense during years, and where during the events of Journey to Babel become easier to deal and after The Voyage Home came to good terms, butAmanda Grayson, Spock s mother is dying, and logically, Sarek s duty is to be with her in this sad moment, butduty calls elsewherethe Freelans is an alien civilization, members of the Federation for years, even Sarek was key to accomplish its introduction to the UFP , but the Freelans are quite secretive about their physical appearance, a cultural taboo they explained, therefore, nobody outside of the Freelan homeworld has been able to watch how a Freelan looks likeSarek believes that he was able to peak how a Freelan was like, but he must be mistaken, since what he watched was so absurd that it must be product of the blood fever of Pon Farror was it The Freelans have an insidious plan, a patient and careful design, to destroy the Federation from within, manipulating key players of the Federation s politics, butalso staging a war with the Klingon Empire, still having a too fragile peace treaty with the Federation, where Peter Kirk, nephew of James T Kirk, and his last family member alive, will be put in peril.Families is a complicating and fragile thing, where James Kirk is trying everything in his power to save Peter and seeing him again in the case of Spock and Sarek will be taken to the extreme of tension since they ll need to work together to defend the Federation from multiple antagonists.Also, thanks to the access to the pages of Amanda Grayson s journals, you ll get to know Sarek as never you know him before The USS Enterprise A got in the middle of a cunning secret scheme that was set into motion since several years ago

  2. Jerry says:

    The best Star Trek novel I ve read in a while Exciting at times, touching at others, this book shines a light on Spock s parents Sarek, the Vulcan, and Amanda Grayson, the Earth woman This is how you do a movie television tie in novel.

  3. Jamie says:

    Quite a good story of Sarek unraveling a conspiracy to sabotage the Federation, with help from Spock, Kirk and the Enterprise The story line ties into events from several ST movies, particularly Star Trek III The Search for Spock and Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country , and involves all of the Federation s regular foes, some in unexpected roles One of the better Star Trek books I ve come across Audio expertly narrated by Sarek himself, i.e the great Mark Lenard

  4. Mike Crate says:

    When you write a novel with Sarek as your central character and have some pretty cataclysmic events take place you really need to get things right and Ann certainly did with this novel which looks at the events post Khitomer and a rising tide of anti Vulcan sentiment on Earth Against this background we have the abduction of Peter Kirk who is currently attending the Academy and Sarek who has finally proven to himself that his suspicions about the very secretive world of Freelan are correct With When you write a novel with Sarek as your central character and have some pretty cataclysmic events take place you really need to get things right and Ann certainly did with this novel which looks at the events post Khitomer and a rising tide of anti Vulcan sentiment on Earth Against this background we have the abduction of Peter Kirk who is currently attending the Academy and Sarek who has finally proven to himself that his suspicions about the very secretive world of Freelan are correct With the very existence of the Federation hanging in the balance Sarek seeks to find allies but a family crisis and ongoing renegade Klingon raids split his attention It seems all out war with the Empire could still come to pass despite the cooling of relations with the Federations pledge to assist Chancellor Azetbur and there are those who would welcome the conflict confident they could exploit the chaos in it s wake regardless of who emerges victorious.Sarek is a very good read, Ann presents the reader with a lot of insight into the character and his interactions with his own people, the Federation officials, family and of course those within Starfleet We see him struggle well maybe not struggle in the human sense with duty and obligation conflicting with family requirements but also just how powerful this being really is It is no doubt the Federation and this part of the galaxy would be vastly different with the influence of Sarek of Vulcan and those he taught and mentored throughout the years.I would highly recommend the novel to anyone with even the slightest interest in anything Vulcan and particularly Spock s family and or events after The Undiscovered Country, dealing with the Klingons was never going to be straight forward after the loss of Gorkon but we see honour and integrity is never a spent currency even deep into the darkest corners of the galaxy

  5. Ellen says:

    Years ago I read this book in audiobook, abridged format Simon Schuster Pocket Books rarely made an unabridged format in those days I thought it was good enough and I probably didn t miss much I was so wrong Never before has there been a stronger case for unabridged audio performances Staunch Trek fan that I am, I was so excited to see that the unabridged version could be paired on the Kindle for my first Star Trek immersion reading experience The narration, although not one of the famou Years ago I read this book in audiobook, abridged format Simon Schuster Pocket Books rarely made an unabridged format in those days I thought it was good enough and I probably didn t miss much I was so wrong Never before has there been a stronger case for unabridged audio performances Staunch Trek fan that I am, I was so excited to see that the unabridged version could be paired on the Kindle for my first Star Trek immersion reading experience The narration, although not one of the famous voices often pulled into the studio for the abridged versions, was top notch and carried the nuances fans have come to know for voices such as Spock, Kirk, Sarek, et all The ability to be able to look on screen made the Klingon phrases much easier to decipher and follow.Chronologically, the story is set just after Star Trek 6 The Undiscovered Country The Klingons are still reeling from the ecological disaster of Praxis explosion and a delicate peace is being forged between the Federation and their old enemies Meanwhile, Spock s human mother, Amanda, is succumbing to advanced age Through Amanda s journals and memories, this book walks through nearly a century of Federation history Ms Crispin does a great job tying together tiny little references in the series and movies as it applies to Spock s life and fleshes them out believably She reaches beneath the Vulcan logic shield to reveal the true emotions of both Spock and Sarek in a way that fans will appreciate.Hey Pocket Books, give usunabridged stuff

  6. Yaaresse says:

    I m not the fanfic type I never understood the appeal of hyper fandom This, however, is one damn good story It s not just a good Trek story, but it s a good story about the dynamics between parents and children, the clash of cultures, the differences between the obligations people are expected to have and the ones they freely chose I m just sad that it was never made into a movie.

  7. Thom says:

    This Star Trek series book tells the story of Sarek in the time not long after the events of the movie Star Trek VI In addition to the main plot, his life with Amanda is told through flashbacks and journal entries The main cast also make appearances, at times unlikely but well written all the same.Also unlikely is Peter Kirk, whose middle name might well be MacGuffin This is a minor quibble, though, and Sarek shines through negotiation, strategy, and action This stand alone book was fun to r This Star Trek series book tells the story of Sarek in the time not long after the events of the movie Star Trek VI In addition to the main plot, his life with Amanda is told through flashbacks and journal entries The main cast also make appearances, at times unlikely but well written all the same.Also unlikely is Peter Kirk, whose middle name might well be MacGuffin This is a minor quibble, though, and Sarek shines through negotiation, strategy, and action This stand alone book was fun to read, and I understand an abridged audio book is read by the actor who played Sarek, the late Mark Lenard Look forward to finding that for a future re read

  8. Oleta Blaylock says:

    I read a number of reviews before I read this book, not that some negative reviews would have stop me from reading this book I just wanted a idea about what the story was going to be I was surprised and very pleased with this book The Vulcan s of Star Trek have always fascinated me and have loved all the books that I have read about them, especially Spock While there is a good deal about Spock in this story it is mostly about his father Sarek I will also warn that there are some very sad pa I read a number of reviews before I read this book, not that some negative reviews would have stop me from reading this book I just wanted a idea about what the story was going to be I was surprised and very pleased with this book The Vulcan s of Star Trek have always fascinated me and have loved all the books that I have read about them, especially Spock While there is a good deal about Spock in this story it is mostly about his father Sarek I will also warn that there are some very sad parts to this story, the death of Amanda Grayson Sarek, and Amanda s journal entry on the death of Spock I think that the death of Amanda was the hardest on my because my own mother past away almost three years ago This is also not a story of Sarek from boyhood to adulthood This is mostly about Sarek and his quest to solve a mystery that has been bothering him for years.The book is actually three books in one There is the story of Sarek and Amanda in which Amanda evidently passes away The story of Peter Kirk and his last days before graduation from the Academy and all the things that happen to him Finally there is the mystery of the Freelans and what they have really been doing all these years.The story of Sarek and Amanda is told partly in the present and mostly through journal entries from Amanda s journals I enjoyed knowing the Sarek felt so deeply for Amanda They really were a match and they lived a fairly normal married life with all of its ups and downs.The story of Peter picks up in the last days before he graduates for Starfleet Academy He is a brilliant young man that is confused about what he should do after graduation He thinks that he needs to be like his uncle, James T Kirk, but his heart isset on being a diplomat Through all that he goes through in the story he learns that he really would make a good diplomat.The last part of a story is about a plot to start a war between the Klingon Empire and the Federation The book is set in the time after the movie THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY Praxis has exploded and the Klingon s need the Federation s help in saving their home world Lots of action in this part of the story and the Enterprise crew is muchinvolved in this part of the story.Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any Star Trek TOS fan

  9. CleverBaggins says:

    Good Lord.So I listened to this one on audio as well It was read by Mark Lenard who played Sarek in the tv show and movies and I ve gotta say I could listen to him talk all day long He has such a great voice The book itself is absolutely wonderful It s, obviously, about Sarek and picks up after the Undiscovered Country movie and my goodness is it full of action Sarek s wife Amanda is dying, his relationship with Spock is strained at best and he s in the middle of uncovering a huge conspiracy Good Lord.So I listened to this one on audio as well It was read by Mark Lenard who played Sarek in the tv show and movies and I ve gotta say I could listen to him talk all day long He has such a great voice The book itself is absolutely wonderful It s, obviously, about Sarek and picks up after the Undiscovered Country movie and my goodness is it full of action Sarek s wife Amanda is dying, his relationship with Spock is strained at best and he s in the middle of uncovering a huge conspiracy by the Romulans to cut the Vulcans out of Star Fleet and start a war between what s left and the Klingons.It really, honestly is SO GOOD It had me tearing up several times while I was driving and laughing outloud at some points Specifically Kirk s nephew trying to use some of that Kirk charm to get himself out of trouble and being surprised when it backfires and he falls in love I can t recommend this book enough if you like Star Trek, especially if you like Vulcans It s another one I need to go hunt down in print

  10. Josh says:

    Solid, readable page turner for the Trek crowd No real reason to recommend otherwise, full on fan service here, entirely dependent on the original movies and series for context You know if this is a book for you without reading any further in this review.Sarek has always been an interesting, underused character, so I ve been intrigued by this book for a while It covers events immediately after Star Trek VI and gets into Sarek s background and seemingly inexplicable affection for his human wif Solid, readable page turner for the Trek crowd No real reason to recommend otherwise, full on fan service here, entirely dependent on the original movies and series for context You know if this is a book for you without reading any further in this review.Sarek has always been an interesting, underused character, so I ve been intrigued by this book for a while It covers events immediately after Star Trek VI and gets into Sarek s background and seemingly inexplicable affection for his human wife Vulcans generally being put out by disgusting human emotions Also threads in a related story about Kirk s nephew Peter, and finds an excuse to get Kirk, Spock, and McCoy involved.It wasfine Great choice for some beach reading, I got through it in just a few days Crispin is excellent with characters, though the plot is a bit uneven and convenient I wouldn t say all my questions about Sarek were answered, and his story loses some focus to Peter, but I was interested enough in both threads and it was a worthy followup to Trek VI

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