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The Romulan Way They are a race of warriors a noble people to whom honor is all They are cousin to the Vulcan ally to the Klingon and Starfleet s most feared and cunning adversary They are the Romulans and for ei

  • Title: The Romulan Way
  • Author: Diane Duane Peter Morwood
  • ISBN: 9780743403702
  • Page: 336
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Romulan Way By Diane Duane Peter Morwood, They are a race of warriors, a noble people to whom honor is all They are cousin to the Vulcan, ally to the Klingon, and Starfleet s most feared and cunning adversary They are the Romulans, and for eight years, Federation Agent Terise LoBrutto has hidden in their midst Now the presence of a captured Starfleet officer forces her to make a fateful choice between exposureThey are a race of warriors, a noble people to whom honor is all They are cousin to the Vulcan, ally to the Klingon, and Starfleet s most feared and cunning adversary They are the Romulans, and for eight years, Federation Agent Terise LoBrutto has hidden in their midst Now the presence of a captured Starfleet officer forces her to make a fateful choice between exposure and the chance to escape maintain her cover or save the life of Dr Leonard McCoy Here, in a startlingly different adventure, is the truth behind one of the most fascinating alien races ever created in Star Trek the Romulans.

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    1. I just received this book as an early Christmas present from the amazing and wonderful Branwen She recently convinced me to start watching Star Trek, and I have been loving it This book was a perfect gift, since she knows Balance of Terror with the Romulans has been my favorite episode so far how much I love the ornery but so good at being ornery Dr McCoy D

    2. As Balance of Terror is one of my favorite Star Trek episodes, in my youth I followed Diane Duane s collection of novels avidly as they explored who and what the Romulans really were.I do not agree with her version of the Romulans I have my own private Star Trek universe with my own take on these Vulcan offshoots you can see some of it on my blog spocksbro.Ms Duane is, nevertheless, a pretty good author and I like the character of Ael I m not so taken with Duane s rather simplistic view of good, [...]

    3. The Romulan Way is widely considered one of the best classic Trek novels for good reason Written before Star Trek The Next Generation began to form a solid canon interpretation of the Romulans, the novel gives an insight into the culture and history of a race millennia old, similar to Duane s treatment of the Vulcans in Spock s World The Romulans are rendered in careful detail as a powerful, passionate, honorable, and highly independent people who are at the same time extremely distrustful of o [...]

    4. This novel, 2nd of 4 of the Rihannsu series, encompasses three stories the struggle of Arrhae, a Federation spy, to immerse herself in the culture and build relationships with the Romulans on one of their home planets, the rescue of Doctor McCoy from the Romulans, and the history of how the Romulans came to be Pros It s always fun to read another Star Trek novel I m kind of a sucker for honor stories and aliens with special powers Diane Duane is a good writer and includes lots of new to me look [...]

    5. Either my first or second Star Trek book ever, this is phenomenal A fantastic book on the origins of an offshoot race Romulans from the Vulcans , I found the backstory chapters interspersed with the modern time chapters far interesting Its also when I ran into the difference between canon and non canon , as well as my first introduction into the mind bogglingly lame and obnoxious Trekker tendency to worship TV canon to the point of needing to actively disparage book stories That, and how trek f [...]

    6. I enjoyed this, but I m not sure it s going to wear well for re reads Every other chapter is a run down on Romulan history, and that could get a bit dry at times I think it d also bug people who like to see the series characters interact McCoy is the only one you see much of I quite like Duane s original character and the story she and McCoy are in is good, but I m less enthused about the book as a whole.

    7. This is a horribly written book, fan fiction at its worst There is honestly nothing of merit here, it is a ponderous read, like trying to run with your feet glued inside the trainers AND then glued to the ground YECHHHH.Do you want to know what s really embarrassing my copy is signed by the authors.I wonder, could I get a refund as my copy as been scribbled in P.S It really is signed, I am not joking.

    8. Nice look at the Romulon empire through the eyes of a deep cover spy for the Federation Makes them come alive and feel like than token bad guys.Back in the day, when there was only about a half dozen people writing Trek novels, Diane Duane was one of the ones that I d always buy You knew you d get a solid read.

    9. I enjoyed the Romulan culture stuff as usual, Duane should ve been asked to write anything in the movies involving the Rihansu , but found the premise of the McCoy plot and the ending to be rather implausible and over the top for my personal taste But, well, it s Star Trek.

    10. Main storyline 2 stars Recounting of the history of the Rihannsu 4 stars.The main storyline is about a secret agent in deep cover from the Federation at the Romulan home world who for the last two years had stopped sending reports back to the Federation McCoy gets himself purposefully captured by the Romulans so that he can make contact with her Storyline was kind of weak and hard to follow at times and the climax was kind of hokey.But The descriptions of the history of how the Rihannsu or Romul [...]

    11. I really wanted to enjoy this book but I was getting kind of bored with the main story as I was not very entertained by what appeared to be a Romulan Jane Austen book mixed with chapters of Romulan history At least the end got good but I was was fighting to read through this one It reminded me of the The Final Reflection in its establishing of history of one of the big powers in Star Trek but since these books are not canon it eventually all becomes a moot point with the Next Generation and all [...]

    12. I love the idea of this, but in practice it doesn t land Every other chapter is a history of the Rihannsu, and while they ve my favorite Trek race except for Vulcans and I found the content interesting, it absolutely kills any momentum the book might ve had I also enjoyed the characters, but with no momentum and only half the space of a regular novel, they don t really have a chance to be fleshed out or to interact with each other much I love Naraht, but he seemed like an extraneous addition her [...]

    13. Thanks to a recent conversation with a fellow Trekkie at work I picked this up for the first time in about thirty years I skipped the history parts and just read the McCoy storyline, and it still holds up after all these years I suspect I am missing something having not read the author s previous books, but it is still a delight to delve into this world and to hang out with my favorite southern doctor on the home world of my favorite sci fi villains If whoever wrote the movie Nemesis had read th [...]

    14. While the dialogue is a little forced and completely implausible towards the end for some of the characters , Duane crafted a history of the Romulans that I found interesting and compelling than the history that actually got used in canon.

    15. A good story about the origins of the Romulans I wonder if anyone s done a similar book on the origins of the Klingons.

    16. The Romulan Way is actually 2, maybe 3, novellas in one One, this is a fascinating, absolutely astonishing building of the world of the Rhiannsu, the Romulans why this part of the Vulcan species split off, how their culture, language, customs, religions developed their journey across many light years to find a planet, 2 planets, to call their own Duane builds their linguistics, their code of honor, their government and does it in a well written, detailed historical account Two, a Starfleet socio [...]

    17. The Romulan Way is actually 2, maybe 3, novellas in one One, this is a fascinating, absolutely astonishing building of the world of the Rhiannsu, the Romulans why this part of the Vulcan species split off, how their culture, language, customs, religions developed their journey across many light years to find a planet, 2 planets, to call their own Duane builds their linguistics, their code of honor, their government and does it in a well written, detailed historical account Two, a Starfleet socio [...]

    18. These notes were made in 1987 Of recent years, it seems to me that Star Trek writers experienced enough to get published have also, paradoxically, been exhibiting signs of stiflement and boredom in the classic ST universe, as set up by Roddenberry Here is a prime example a novel set, essentially, in an entirely different cultural framework the Romulans a whole new imaginative creation with little or nothing to do with the good ship Enterprise as we know it The heroine is a Federation secret agen [...]

    19. I ve said it before but when it comes to the Romulans the tv and movie representation with the exception of TOS fall way short of the standards set by the work of Diane Duane and Peter Morwood Their books weave together a people and culture that has a depth and presence which rivals anything created by Star Trek even the Klingons and the Cardassians who were both represented well in DS9.In The Romulan Way we have McCoy taken prisoner by a Romulan commander after the star liner he was on was pull [...]

    20. I found this book very interesting and I enjoyed it However it is not for everyone And not every Star Trek fan either Taking place back during the time of the original Enterprise in the original universe with Doctor McCoy, it is a deep dive into the history and culture of the Romulans It starts off in the present and draws the reader in and keeps them guessing for a while wondering what is going on Then it alternates between the present and history chapters While necessary, the history sections [...]

    21. The Romulan Way is the second book in Diane Duane s Rihannsu series, following My Enemy, My Ally The book is an original piece of Trek lit bacause it s set completely in the Rihannsu homeworld and has only two clear main characters McCoy and Arrhae an ORIGINAL character, who s written as well as an apparent Mry Sue character can be written Believe me, I abhore Mary Sue characterization, but you don t even notice it in this particular novel, so cleverly is it hidden among all the cultural depicti [...]

    22. This is probably my favorite ST novel Duane put a lot of work into constructing the Romulan world or, properly, re constructing it as the Rihannsu , and it is a lot effective than any of the canon portrayals I have seen of the Romulans.The plot is workable as well, I enjoyed it very much The main character, while original, wasn t a Mary Sue for once she s fallible and uncertain, and even though she generally comes out on top, it s never a sure thing I liked her.And McCoy being a major player i [...]

    23. Continuing what she began in My Enemy, My Ally, Diane Duane does an incredible job fleshing out the backstory of the Rihannsu commonly known in the Federation as the Romulans The framing story surrounding the historical data isn t as impressive, and is of your average enjoyable but not mindblowing Star Trek adventure, it s really the chapters of Duane s exploration of Romulan history and culture that makes the book stand out.

    24. Rich prose, exquisite cultural detailis is one of the best anthropological works of science fiction I ve ever read It s only flaws are 1 the truncated nature of its Romulan history, and 2 the sudden speed with which everything is wrapped up in the final chapter that would be fixed by the time Ms Duane wrote Spock s World In spite of the fact that Romulan history has been revised retconned in our post TNG DS9 Enterprise world, much of the emotional make up of what is on TV and film remains rooted [...]

    25. 4.5 stars, but I can not quite stretch to giving it five It was well written, and it wasn t so much a sequel to the first book as it was a Keep this mind while reading, but the story line is completely different I loved the Romulan history that was interspersed throughout and the main storyline progressed nicely with no real surprises or plot twists The ending was good as was the reconciliation at the end of the book.

    26. This is the first Star Trek book I ve read, and I found it to be worth the read The book basically has two stories that run alternately through it The first is the story of the Romulans kidnapping Dr McCoy to put him on trial for war crimes , and the second is the back story of the Romulans origins, history, and customs Both were fun to read, but I think the back story on the second was almost the interesting of the two

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