Date: 01 Aug 2021 23:07 Title: Chapter 15
Really enjoying the character of Parlan, who seems to take a fairly minimalist approach given his evident power.
It's a small point, but I like alt-Juneau's use of the term "Master Chief." I'm not military, but I notice when military titles are not used correctly. A Master Sargeant is never referred to as "Sargeant" - it's always "Master Sargeant."
Lovely guy, this Baron. Mad as a hatter and quite sadistic. The multi-verse won't miss him...
Parlan is excellent at conserving his resources, until it's time not to...
The Baron is a very old monster who's made sadism a favorite hobby, much to Captain Sandhurst's distress.
Glad you're enjoying the story, and thanks for the great responses!
Date: 08 Apr 2012 01:05 Title: Chapter 15
see, i was saying in my last review that Sandhurst needed a holiday, and it just so happens that he does get away from it all. Although I don't think he went to Risa like I suggested.
I love the way you do your combat scenes, they give us so much and yet don't allow the pace to slow down. giving us everything we need, speed, description and an adreneline rush.
The bad guys in this are also very creepy. Takes a lot to make me shiver, but the baron certainly does. and what a great twist on what the planet's pet is. Perfect.
Thanks! And no, being taken prisoner by the Baron is certainly no Risan holiday.
Much obliged for the compliments on the combat scenes.
Date: 19 Jun 2011 19:12 Title: Chapter 15
A very interesting couple of chapters...you really established the Baron's power, intelligence, and villainous intentions here. How Sandhurst and his crew will face up to him with creatures of near god-like power at his fingertips, I guess we will have to wait and see...
The Baron is a foe that would give the crew of Picard's Enterprise trouble... so to say Gibraltar's crew is overmatched is an understatement.
Date: 20 Jan 2010 22:15 Title: Chapter 15
And so we get the final explanation for what Gibraltar is facing... And it's a Q! Woah, so not expecting that. I think it's a great idea, though. Can't wait to see how the good ship is going to handle it!
A nice scene with Ramirez on her way down to the planet, which both gives us insight into her feelings of responsibility towards the younger hands of this crew, along with a more indepth look into what Starfleet sacrificed during the Dominion War. I love the way you handle these character moments, and it is really interesting to imagine the long term ramifications - no more Picards or Janeways, pure explorers whose first love is that thrill of discovery.
Nice to see the Tark-Juneau confrontation that has been building finally take place, as well.
Ramirez takes her job as a resource and instructor for the ship's junior officers seriously, and the loss of a number of them on this mission already is only pouring salt into the wound caused by the loss of the Phoenix under her command.
As for the Zombie-Q... yes, quite literally anything is possible where a creature of such unimaginable power is concerned.
Date: 12 Aug 2009 06:54 Title: Chapter 15
It's a shame they really did need him to try to figure out what was going on. Drek like the Baron deserve little more than a quick, clean death to spare the rest of us their machinations. Excellent plot twists!
The Baron is a bad, bad man, indeed. Unfortunately, he has the intellect and the cunning to back up the checks his ego writes, which spells very bad fortune for anyone standing in between he and his goals.
Date: 23 Feb 2009 08:26 Title: Chapter 15
Ugh. Poor Donald. I wonder if the Baron there forgot to research the fact that physical torture is actually the least effective method. Then again, it looks more like he's in it for the fun.
For the Baron, breaking Sandhurst is an exercise in power and intentional cruelty, but he does have a method to his madness...