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.
|Plot Summary of Vulcan's Heart Book Review|
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
of talk in this book, but very little action. This is one
of the worst books I have ever read.
This synopsis report prepared by Steve
|Chapter Analysis of Vulcan's Heart Book Review|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- two lovers coping with tough mission
Political power play
- 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
- 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?
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
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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