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Star Trek Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony – Andoria Leaves the Federation. March 23, 2011

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Star Trek: Typhon Pact #4: Paths of Disharmony is the third book in the Typhon Pact series.

And YES, the title of this review is a spoiler.

This isn’t a particularly good book so we figured we’d save you the trouble.

The writing is decent and sure we love the crew of the Enterprise, yes it’s great to see Picard maturing as a Father.

Beyond that this book’s plot drags along at a snails pace for hundreds of pages. The general premise is trouble on Andoria with an undercurrent of Typhon Pact intervention. The problem is that the plot is entirely predictable when it’s not boring you to death.

Yes it is a bit interesting to learn more about the Andorians and yes it is neat to see them secede from the Federation, but the pacing just seems wrong in this book.

We did enjoy the other two Typhon Pact books that we’ve read, which both also dealt specifically with one society. Rough Beast of Empire is all about the Romulans – and an excellent read – while Seize the Fire is all about the Gorn. Perhaps the drama of the Romulans and the Gorn just simply is more interesting than the mating habits of the Andorians…then again..no Andorian in this book calls Picard a ‘Pink Skin’ – and that’s just plain wrong.


1. Dirk - April 5, 2011

I agree with the reviewer for the most part. In addition I can’t see the Andorians seceeding from the Federation after 220+ years because of a few problems. That is like saying the Southern states that border the Gulf of Mexico want to seceed because of the crappy help they got from the Federal Government after Hurricane Katrina.

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