A Pocket Full of Lies

A Pocket Full of Lies The Full Circle Fleet has resumed its unprecedented explorations of the Delta Quadrant and former Borg space Commander Liam O Donnell of the U S S Demeter makes a promising first contact with the Nihy

  • Title: A Pocket Full of Lies
  • Author: Kirsten Beyer
  • ISBN: 9781476790848
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Full Circle Fleet has resumed its unprecedented explorations of the Delta Quadrant and former Borg space Commander Liam O Donnell of the U.S.S Demeter makes a promising first contact with the Nihydron humanoid aliens that are collectors of history They rarely interact with the species they study but have created a massive database of numerous races, inhabited planetThe Full Circle Fleet has resumed its unprecedented explorations of the Delta Quadrant and former Borg space Commander Liam O Donnell of the U.S.S Demeter makes a promising first contact with the Nihydron humanoid aliens that are collectors of history They rarely interact with the species they study but have created a massive database of numerous races, inhabited planets, and the current geopolitical landscape of a large swath of the quadrant When an exchange of data is proposed via a formal meeting, the Nihydron representatives are visibly shaken when Admiral Kathryn Janeway greets them For almost a century, two local species the Rilnar and the Zahl have fought for control of the nearby planet Sormana, with both sides claiming it as their ancestral homeworld The shocking part is that for the last several years, the Rilnar have been steadily gaining ground, thanks to the tactics of their current commanding officer a human woman, who appears to be none other than Kathryn Janeway herself

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    1. Well, that was certainly an epic worth devouring. It gives me great pleasure to find that "Voyager's" second life in print has finally given me the character-and-consequence-filled stories that I knew it was capable of producingd this novel in particular is its finest outing. An astonishing sequel to some mind-bending episodes, this novel drips with excitement, emotion, happy endings, and heart aching revelations. How could I NOT devour this in a day?

    2. Another great KB Voyager novel! Kristen Beyer as always expertly handles the characters in this complicated & imaginitave story. Her Voyager novels are just consistently awesome.

    3. Beyer is on a roll with the Star Trek: Voyager relaunch novel series. She has taken these amazing characters and continued to develop them. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The pace is enjoyable, there's action, sci-fi concepts, character moments and continued plot development. I felt like I was reading a well done episode with the crew I love so much. I look forward to seeing what Beyer has in store for the readers next.

    4. (My PM to Kirsten Beyer)I've just finished A POCKET FULL OF LIES, and - Wow! What a terrific novel! Utterly brilliant! And, adding Tuvok (et al) was just a masterful-stroke of genius. In my book, you just surpassed Mack's *best*, by about 70,000 lightyears. Well done! You know these characters - that ship, so-well, that when I open your books, I feel like I've come home Thank you, for that.

    5. Man, I really don't know how to feel about this one. I'd easily give the first half or so of the novel five stars, but the end regarding the other Janeway in particular just soured the whole novel for me. Spoilers follow.As usual, Beyer does a great job with her cast. I very much enjoy a lot of her original characters, which is not something I can say about a lot of Trek novels - even the ones that seem to exist primarily to be a het romance partner for an existing character are more than tolera [...]

    6. Huh. OK, I have some Thoughts about this one. There are spoilers, so consider yourself warned.First, there were a lot of things that I really liked about this book. Honestly. It had rather a lot of action and adventure and meeting new aliens and all the things we love about Star Trek. I continue to really like seeing the development of people like Seven and Icheb, and I think Liam O'Donnell is just quirky and cool and a very believable character. I also am enjoying the continuation of the explor [...]

    7. Before I say ANYTHING, for frame of reference, any future readers of this book need to watch the Star Trek Voyager episodes Before and After, Year of Hell Pts 1 & 2 and Shattered. Those are necessary background material to watch in order to understand what happens in this book. Okay, onto the actual review. I LOVED this book. This is exactly what I've wanted from ALL of the Star Trek relaunch novels. Don't get me wrong, I love the original plots and new characters that have been brought in b [...]

    8. Kirsten Beyer once again surpassed her previous Voyager novel. She also did great in handling temporal mechanics. It was not just another time-travel story, she picked a Voyager episode (or episodes for that matter) to based this novel and expand those.By doing this, she was able to keep Voyager Relaunch deeply connected to the TV series, yet provide a fresh story at the same time. However, if you are expecting this novel to be set in the "current" time period as the rest of the Relaunch novels, [...]

    9. With 2016 having just begun, A Pocket Full of Lies has already set the bar very high for Star Trek novels this year. A very fun and very compelling read, this novel not only tells its own story very well, but it also serves to expand on and enhance Voyager stories that have come before. Add to that the fact that Beyer manages to undo the biggest reset button push of all of Star Trek, and A Pocket Full of Lies becomes a must-read. There are many big Trek novels coming out throughout this year, wh [...]

    10. When Is a Lie More Important Than the Truth?Beyer explores that question on multiple fronts in this latest in the Full Circle series. Nor does she let up on the twists and turns we've come to expect since that fateful day when Janeway infamously predicted that Voyager would only return to the Delta Quadrant over her dead body. Now we learn how that death, other related deaths, and the layers of lies that flourished in their aftermath have, are, and will cause serious repercussions across not jus [...]

    11. Absolutely terrific. Kirsten Beyer is incredibly talented and imaginative and never fails to make me feel even more for the characters I've loved for 20 years both on the screen and on the page. This book was everything I hoped it would be. I've read A LOT of Star Trek authors and she is up there with the best.

    12. I found this to be one of the best written Voyager fleet books. Multiple plots with threads from the television series, the books, and the STNG world, together with new ideas are carefully woven together coming to a satisfactory conclusion.

    13. He was suddenly struck by the realization that as with the denzit, two identical people choosing very different paths became pale reflections of each other.I knew even before I opened this book that I would love it. Yes, one might argue that this is usually the case with a Voyager novel written by Kirsten Beyer, but this time it was even more than that. I knew because the plot captured me in such a strong way just from having read at the back of the book. This was, to put it simply, just my kind [...]

    14. From small threads to big stories!Kirsten has this wonderful ability to bring us huge stories from the smallest of threads left from the TV series. In this book she once again does not disappoint. Another must read!

    15. Kirsten Beyer's 9th straight installment in the "Star Trek: Voyager" relaunch, "A Pocket Full of Lies", is perhaps one of the most complicated entries in this series to date & is perhaps one of its best. The book opens with a birth that's been anticipated for a while & then moves toward an encounter with the Nihydron a race that are known for collecting history. In that encounter they present an image of a woman who appears to be none other than Kathryn Janeway herself which technically [...]

    16. Ho. Lee. Crap. Could not put this one down! This book hit the spot in the way that the other recent Voyager novels haven't. Action, intrigue, and a great emotional hook. I really loved the way that the story tied in to specific elements from the TV series - there's definitely a couple of episodes I want to re-watch now to refresh my memory. I also really appreciated that it was more closely tied to the original characters, without so much emphasis on the newly-introduced, novel universe characte [...]

    17. Star Trek: Voyager: A Pocket Full of Lies by Kirsten Beyer Boy, am I glad I stuck with this series despite the last 4 very mediocre entries as this is certainly the best part since Children of the Storm despite it featuring not just one Janeway (which is already often too much), but 2. Voyager continues to explore the D-quadrant and learns that apparently a Janeway is leading one faction in a civil war. How is that possible? Meanwhile, Icheb encounters troubles on his first assignment as B'Elan [...]

    18. The Full Circle fleet continues exploring the Delta Quadrant. This time it's Commander Liam O'Donnell of the Demeter who makes the huge discovery that drives the story. He makes first contact with the Nihydron, a race of historians. It goes well until Admiral Janeway greets them. The Nihydron have tracked a war between two races, the Zahl and the Rilnar, for almost a century. They are shocked to see a woman who looks exactly like the leader of the Rilnar. Under the leadership of Denzit Kathryn J [...]

    19. The Voyager relaunch is really pissing me off. It had such great promise. Janeway leads a fleet of ships back to the Delta Quadrant to wrap up loose ends. But instead of doing that, we keep getting sidetracked with boilerplate generic stories.In this case, the opportunity to revisit one of Voyager's most ruthless enemies, the Krenim, is completely wasted. I thought it would have been cool to see them involved in the Temporal Cold War. Or trying to revive the Borg somehow. But instead we get a co [...]

    20. Finished the last of the published Relaunch series. I enjoyed the stories and some of the character development. The stories are darker than you would have found in the series and I like that.

    21. I found this book very hard to put down. I've not been entirely sure of where the author has been taking this Voyager reboot, but this book, while it hasn't completely allied my concerns, has greatly helped. It mostly references a brilliantly done (but horrific) two part episode of the series, and ties it into current events with enough plot twists to keep me guessing. The climax was rather brilliant, but the resolution just took my breath away.

    22. One of my favourite books in the Star Trek Voyager saga: You won't be able to put it down easily. Highly recommended.

    23. Originally posted on bluchickenninja.There is no series in the known universe which can turn me into a screaming fangirl the way Star Trek Voyager can. And the thing is for the most part, Voyager was terrible, like some episodes were so cringeworthy I can’t watch them. Anyone remember that episode where Janeway and Paris evolve into lizards and have creepy lizard babies? But the thing is, no matter how terrible Voyager was, it was also my first love and I will defend it to the day I die. So wh [...]

    24. This is possibly my favourite of the Voyager relaunch series. Whilst it does take the reader back to a previous TV show storyline you could argue that it's a standalone novel in the sense that it has a beginning, middle and end all contained in this one book Basically Voyager and the fleet are going about their space faring business about to enagage in first contact when it turns out that someone who looks exactly like Janeway pops up on the viewscreen leading a group of aliens in a war.What fol [...]

    25. The next installment of the Voyager relaunch finds itself just outside Krenim space following the ordeal with the First Confederation and hijacking from the Seriareen in the previous novels. The best way to describe this book is a mix of the relaunch formula with the "Year of Hell" and "Shattered" episodes from the television series. Following Janeway's resurrection at the hands of the Q and Kes, it was revealed that she died on the exact same date in every universe, however, there are two livin [...]

    26. A Pocket Full of Lies is the continuation of the Star Trek Voyager story beyond the end of the TV show. In this story the crew of the exploratory fleet meet the one leader of a centuries-old civil war. A duplicate of the leader of Voyager own fleet, Kathryn Janeway.I liked Ms Beyer's usage of Star Trek to tell a story based on or own world. In this case the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A civil war tracing back so far, that descendants of the two sides have left and moved on and view it as a fai [...]

    27. As with AOC and Atonement, Beyer effortlessly weaves our known and beloved cast and her original characters (Nancy Conlon, Regina Farkas, etc) into an intricate maze of plot twists that keep your attention focused on the story and often guessing up til the end. The introduction of Denzit-Kathryn was nicely unexpected, as was the true motives and identity of Dayne (no spoilers). Even the time travel elements were handled smoothly--a LOT smoother and more sensibly done than half the basis for Denz [...]

    28. I just finished reading the book. I'm a bit at a loss of words at this point. At the start I thought this was a good story. Toward the middle it seemed like it was falling into a "Star Trek" norm. The ending blew me away. In my opinion this is the best Voyager story that I have read. I look forward to more stories as well written as this.

    29. I got into this series and really hadn't enjoyed it too much. I felt that their were way too many peripheral characters that never came together. This book finally achieved cohesive story with the crew of Voyager. I assume that the author will continue the series. Hopefully the next book will be as good as this one.

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