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The Chains of Error by mdgarcia, Gibraltar    Rated: MA    Liked  Reviews (30

A crossover novel between Star Trek: Gibraltar and Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead!

The Chains of Error cover layout, logo, and design by Steff Watson; render by Michael Garcia; TMP Enterprise mesh by Dennis Bailey; special thanks to David MetlesitsStardate 54310.98: A very attractive Commander arrives at Starbase 375 near the Cardassian border to assume custody of a very dangerous prisoner... all by herself. They depart together in the runabout Sacramento; sixteen hours into their trip, they come under attack by the Maquis.

Stardate 54311.8: The starship USS Gibraltar, while en route to a Federation convoy to the Rudyard Colonies, is diverted by the distress signal of the runabout Sacramento. Upon arrival, they find the runabout destroyed and an encrypted beacon points the way toward an escape pod. Now, Captain Sandhurst and his new executive officer, T'Ser, must deal with the formidable presence of Commander Ariel Elannis, and her prisoner, former Starfleet Captain Sabrina Diaz.

Chapters: 13    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Elannis, Ariel, Ensemble Cast - USS Gibraltar, Kincaid, Jesse, Leone, Krystine
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Graphic Het
Series: Star Trek: Gibraltar, Star Trek: Full Speed Ahead
Completed: Yes    Word count: 62020    Read Count: 7816
[Report This] Published: 23 Mar 2009 Updated: 08 Feb 2012
Reviewer: David Falkayn Signed
Date: 24 Mar 2009 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter Two

We're getting glimpses into Ariel's motivations here. She sees Kincaid as betraying Krysta and her "family"--probably the most unpardonable sin to Ariel. Pair that with Sandhurst's sense of betrayal at Diaz joining the Maquis and then add in the desire of the Maquis to 'punish' Gibraltar and you have a combustible mix.

Kincaid impresses me as being a decent man who made a stand on principle, but, as the saying goes, he who lies down with dogs...

Reviewer: David Falkayn Signed Liked
Date: 02 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter Three

A riveting and painful battle sequences as the [i]Amberjack[/i] and her crew gave it everything they had. And yes, it might well have been a tactical error for Kincaid and Co. to take out that ship. The question arises though: Is Krysta making a tactical error as well by letting her feelings and emotions influence her actions? In some ways, she's Javert to Kincaid's Valjean.

Reviewer: David Falkayn Signed
Date: 24 Apr 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

A very well done part. The Maquis are going to find that they've stirred up a hornet's nest--this isn't the old Starfleet they're dealing with.

I liked how Berkhalter dealt with the Maquis "Governor". As for Diaz, I have a feeling that Ariel is going to eventually regret the way she treated Diaz--Sabrina is neither an easy forgiver or forgetter.

Star Trek: Tesseract by kes7    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (262
Summary: Past Featured Story

As the Federation returns to the Delta Quadrant eight years after the the USS Voyager destroyed the Borg unicomplex and a key transwarp hub, the crew of the USS Tesseract -- the fleet's largest and most advanced ship -- has no idea what they'll find there.

Just as they launch their seven-year mission, they stumble across a mystery that will soon unfold into an opportunity -- or a nightmare of epic proportions. Loyalties are tested, political intrigue abounds, and the Tesseract's ex-Borg first officer will finally seize control of his own destiny ... and perhaps that of the entire quadrant.

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Chapters: 54    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Expanded Universes
Characters: Bashir, Julian, Ensemble Cast - VOY, Ensemble Cast - Multiple, Ensemble Cast - USS Tesseract, Icheb
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Friendship, Mystery, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Character Death, Violence
Series: Star Trek: Tesseract
Completed: Yes    Word count: 130185    Read Count: 183779
[Report This] Published: 10 Aug 2009 Updated: 21 Apr 2010
Reviewer: David Falkayn Signed
Date: 13 Feb 2010 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 1

Irina definitely seems to be the sort who loves to love and doesn't care what anyone else thinks. She also seems to be the sort who gets what she wants. I have a feeling Icheb is going to get very familiar with the feeling of having a bullseye painted on him.

Seriously, I like how you've introduced Irina as well as the rest of the medical crew--they're going to be busy.

Author's Response:

Irina's definitely a bit of a Shelby.  ;-)  She wants new experiences and seeks them with abandon.  The medical crew is going to be super busy, and you haven't even met the CMO yet.

As for Icheb having a bullseye painted on him?  You have NO idea.   Familiar feeling, indeed.

Thanks so much for the review!

Reviewer: David Falkayn Signed
Date: 13 Feb 2010 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 2

Tensions within the senior staff between Maren and Icheb. I'm curious to see how you continue this evolution as you further develop the characters.

Author's Response:

Tensions?  Between those two?  Nah.  (Okay, maybe a little.)  ;-)

Keep reading ... you'll see what the deal is between them.

It's great to have a new reviewer on board!  I hope you keep commenting!  Thanks!