Vulcan's Heart Book Review Book Summary and Study Guide

I normally don't review books unless I read them completely, but in the case of Vulcan's Heart I just couldn't plow through it. Those of you expecting a traditional Star Trek plot--action, adventure, technology, spaceships--should look elsewhere. Spock and his new bride Saavick go undercover in Romulan to aid Romulan moderates against the Romulan hardliners. (Where have we seen that plot before?)
    Things move very, very slowly as they sift through the intrigue of Romulan politics. Perhaps the action picks up later in the book, but I have no way of knowing.

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Spock must go to Vulcan to help moderates fight the hardliners;
he brings along Saavik, who he's now married to. There is a lot
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of talk in this book, but very little action. This is one
of the worst books I have ever read.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   diplomat Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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