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Summary:

PART NINE OF NINE

 

Episode 26 - Rain Over Rising Sun - As the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire begin to work more closely on the Saketh project, a terrorist plot is underway on the Federation colony of Rising Sun...

 

Episode 27 - Sword of Destiny - Tensions between the three great powers in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants reach a flashpoint...

 

Episode 28 - The Covenant - The haunting conclusion to the Star Trek Hunter series... Hint - think BORG...


Chapters: 63    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager
Characters: Bashir, Julian, Crusher, Wesley, Doctor, The, La Forge, Geordi, Picard, Jean-Luc, Q, Riker, William, Worf
Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror, Humor
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Violence
Series: Star Trek Hunter
Completed: No    Word count: 55713    Read Count: 75990
[Report This] Published: 22 Apr 2021 Updated: 01 Sep 2021
Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 19 Sep 2021 Title: Chapter 60: Episode 28.6: The Covenant - Same As It Ever Was

Not sure I mentioned this before, but I do really like this Borg origin story. The notion that a machine race is created to create some sort of massive structure and then over time forgets its programming, or maybe, it become corrupted, is both intriguing and believable.

Now, how to make sure it doesn't happen again? Invonovic knows that history likes to repeat itself.

Author's Response:

I'm really pleased that you like this thread - it's been listed as a ST no-no - never explain the borg...

Definitely valuable to have Ivonovic where he is - given his history he's not about to trust anyone - certainly not the newly crowned King of the Borg.

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 20 Sep 2021 Title: Chapter 61: Episode 28.7: The Covenant - The Captain of the U.S.S. Hunter

Boles in the center seat? Yeah, I guess that makes sense.

Something I certainly wouldn't have said a half a den or so stories ago when we first met this brash half Bolian.

Great character development has been a hallmark of this saga.

Author's Response:

Thanks for the kind words - I definitely wanted each character to have a unique arc. People change. Change is the only constant.

If I were to continue the series, it would continue with Napoleon (it's Star Trek Hunter, not Star Trek Irons or Star Trek Dolphin.) He might be a more interesting character as he has far more pernicious demons than his predicessors (who both did have their demons.) Irons and Dolphin were both aristocrats. Boles is from an aristocratic family, but he's an outcast who attended the school of hard knocks.

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 22 Sep 2021 Title: Chapter 62: Episode 28.8: The Covenant - Shall I Brush Your Teeth For You?

Oh Q you good old, incorrigible rascal, you. Savior of humannity or prankster and personal torturer? Who can ever tell.

Nice touch to go out with a little homage to one of Trek's most memorable adversaries. So memorable in fact, I hear TBTB had the same idea.

Author's Response:

"Savior of humannity or prankster and personal torturer?"  

Yes.

 

Glad you enjoyed this bizarre little series!  

I've been thinking about writing either a Scooby Doo/TAPS/Ghostbusters mashup (all original - just borrowing themes from those shows) or something about the blue wizards (again, all original.) 

Thanks!! rbs

Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 25 Sep 2021 Title: Chapter 63: Afterword

What an epic marathon of a saga you've created here, Star Trek or otherwise. A really impressive accomplishments. I may have been prolific over my years of writing my own niche of fan fiction, but I'm not sure I have undertaken anything on this scale, of such a consistently high level of quality over such a relatively short period of time.

That's really what impressed me the most. There is, no doubt, a lot of great, high quality fan fiction out there I admire greatly, but much of it is limited and takes a long time to develop, then there is a lot of writing produced quickly with mediocre results.

Hunter is truly the best of both worlds. As with any Trek fan fic, I didn't alway agree with your choices of what is or isn't canon or your interpretation of the Trek universe, but I respected all of them because, at the end of the day, you really made them work for the story you wanted to tell.

For me, when I read fan fiction my two most important ingredients are usually story and characters, and Hunter delivers on both, and then some.

Congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment and as to the question more from you in the future, either Hunter or other Trek, the answer is a resounding, yes please!

Author's Response:

Thanks for the kind words!  It was (and unfortunatley remains) a bit of an obsession. 

At the moment I'm developing a story around the blue wizards, but I'm far from beginning to set ink (or pixels) to it. 

STH was a great learning exercise in how to develop a long form story. I'd really like to try to create something marketable - hopefully with some sponsorship. But the old model of geting an agent and a contract is probably no more viable in writing that it is in music. So I'm investigating going with the Patreon route.

I can't really do that with Trek - but unfortunately, I do have another Trek cast and story banging about in my head and probably more formed than any of my other writing ideas. 

Thanks!! rbs

Dakh Pthak by sixbeforelunch    Rated: T    Liked  Reviews (3
Summary: Cast out fear. There is no room for anything else until you cast out fear.
Chapters: 3    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Vreshm V'rsi T'Lin, Xkasha L'gar Veral
Genre: Drama, Het
Warnings: None
Series: Pi'maat
Completed: Yes    Word count: 7197    Read Count: 163
[Report This] Published: 19 Sep 2021 Updated: 19 Sep 2021
Reviewer: CeJay Signed Liked
Date: 22 Sep 2021 Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1

A long chapter here but one that flows really well as we continue the adventures of every day Vulcan life. Although, maybe this episode is not so routine.

As always, enjoyed the level of detail in your stories.