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3.5/5.0 Stars
Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG-13

Creative Team 

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Hendry Prasetya, Rafael Perez Granados
Colors: DC Alonso
Letters: Neil Uyetake
Cover: Hendry Prasetya, DC Alonso
Editor: Heather Antos, Vanessa Real
Publisher: IDW Publishing


Story: 3.7
Interior Artwork: 3.6
Cover Artwork: 3.7
Dialogue: 3.6
Mechanics: 3.2
Editing: 3.2

About the Book: 

Vanah Breel was not a joined Trill, but when an accident happens with someone on her ship, who is a joined Trill.  She must change her plans for the expedition to include becoming joined. Something she never thought would happen in the first place.  But now she also has to deal with the new found memories and experiences that come with it.

Reviewer’s Notes:

The Trill is a species that never existed before Star Trek: The Next Generation, they touched on the subject in a few episodes, but never really explained what the person who accepts the symbiont goes through in the first place.

In Deep Space Nine, they broached the subject again, but the character just was, and was already adjusted with having the symbiont in place, but again never really delved into it.

This story addresses more of what someone who accepts the symbiotic relationship, actually goes through during the adjustment period.  The approach is well done, as it deals with a story that is definitely now starfleet based. Which in itself is always fun, as there is more to Star Trek than just Starfleet.

The cover art is quite eye-catching, as it shows the main character of the story as well as the symbiont that she will eventually become joined with.  If you enjoy Star Trek then it is something that easily gets your attention, as Trill like so many other species that are non-human do not usually get as much of the spotlight.

The interior art is just as catching, matching the style and color of the front cover.  The characters are shown in the proper light to surround the settings they are in, the facial expressions are well done and the colors bring it all in perfectly.

The story as a whole is a wonderful addition to the Star Trek universe, highlighting a species that while humanoid has a unique and knowledgeable look on the universe as a whole.  Adding depth and lore to a species that is not usually much more than a supporting character in the background.

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s I grew up as an eclectic geek, a fact that still holds true today. I grew up watching all the classic cartoons of the 80's and had many an adventures with the toys that went with. Played tabletop RPG's and still enjoy computer gaming as adulting allows. On top of making time to read comics, and spend time with family and friends.

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