Star Trek: Invasion! – Book 4: The Final Fury (1996) – Dafydd ab Hugh – Book Review

I’m back baby! That’s right… The first review I have done for the new site! And boy does it feel great! Don’t get me wrong… I did love the old site, but it was time for a massive overhaul, and well I have to say that… So far so good! I know it is a work in progress… But I hope you love being here as much as I have loved making it! 

Anyway… On with the show, eh? 
 
And speaking of shows… Star Trek has been a TV Show/Movie/Book series, etc… That has been known for literally decades for being a science fiction series that has tried to give man an element of hope in the fear ridden world that we live in today, that something will be done about it! 
 
Well as I have mentioned in previous posts that there is at least one particular book series in the Star Trek universe that I have read that was an interesting turn in to the world of horror… 
 
That being the, ‘Invasion!’ series! 
This maybe one of the greatest battles in Star Trek on TV, but the, 'Invasion' series maybe the best in book form!

This maybe one of the greatest battles in Star Trek on TV, but the, ‘Invasion’ series maybe the best in book form!

Now before I begin with this last final book in the series, let me say this, rather you are just getting in to the, ‘Star Trek’ novels… Or have been reading them for years… You are going to come across an author at some point that is just a stellar writer… That is: Dafydd ab Hugh!

 
This person rocks… Now I have only read his Star Trek novels, but they are engaging in the way this person describes his settings, as well as guides the reader through out a story that is so well crafted that most of the time I feel as if I am watching an episode of Star Trek in and of itself! 
 
Unfortunately that is both one of the reasons that this novel rocks, and why it sucks… It’s not the only reason why… but it is certainly one of them! 
 
Well I will get in to that in a minute… 

A book that only sucks because it is the last in an amazing series!

A book that only sucks because it is the last in an amazing series!

As for the story, this story tells of how after running in to a Star Fleet distress call, The Starship Voyager (which is so far outside of the Federation that it will take them several decades to get home,) goes to investigate the call as quick as they can… What they find is something that could not only get them home, but also save the Federation, or destroy the Federation and Voyager and her crew along with her! 

 
You see, they have come across the Furies base of operations from which they have been working on invading the Federation! 
 
Is this a way home? Or is this the death of everything mankind and the races that have united with, care about… Including themselves! 
 
Now I will be honest and say that I was so engrossed in this novel that the only real problem I had with this was the fact that it truly was the end… And I think this novel, along with it’s direct  predecessors in the series would make for a great movie series in and of itself! 
 
So check it out… You might find you really like it… I know I did! 
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