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The "Starship Enterprise(TM) " has embarked on its most ambitious assignment yet: to lead a courageous band of settlers to a far-off planet, to defend the fragile colony from alien threats, and to unravel the mysteries of a brand-new Earth! Belle TerreA six-month distance from the Federation, the planet Belle Terre offers a new life to more than 30,000 families, pioneers,The "Starship Enterprise(TM) " has embarked on its most ambitious assignment yet: to lead a courageous band of settlers to a far-off planet, to defend the fragile colony from alien threats, and to unravel the mysteries of a brand-new Earth! Belle TerreA six-month distance from the Federation, the planet Belle Terre offers a new life to more than 30,000 families, pioneers, scientists, expatriates, go-getters, loners, and entrepreneurs, all under the watchful eye of Captain Kirk and his crew. But the would-be colonists have barely settled in the untamed wilderness of their new home when Spock makes a startling discovery: not only does the planet's moons contain a rare ore of almost inestimable value, that same moon is also violently unstable. Within months, it will inevitably explode -- destroying all life on Belle Terre!...

Title : Belle Terre
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ISBN : 9780671042974
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 237 Pages
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Belle Terre Reviews

  • Justin
    2019-04-23 12:31

    Book 2 in the series.This book seemed to be shorter than the rest. In part, this is because DWS used few characters than his predecessor in the first book. The enemies introduced in the first book, the Blood and the Kauld, do not appear except in passing reference. The side plot of the scout ship Rattlesnake and its quest to find a new planet to settle in case they really have evacuate Belle Terre was believable but unresolved - the "Darkness". As for the main plot of saving the planet and puncturing Quake Moon, it's all Star Trek in all its glory and spirit. You could write this story thread set for the other series - TNG, DS9, and possibly ENT (not ST: Discovery which I am boycotting like the STD it is), and it would fit. Overall, it was enjoyable and fast paced (the events take place over the course of 8 days).The publication version that I have has a preview of the next book: Rough Trails which portray the colonists as independent, American West pioneer-spirited ... and ungrateful. That part, I do not believe because the colonists by themselves could not have mustered the energy levels or matched Spock's brain power to come up with the solution.

  • Octavia Cade
    2019-04-28 12:21

    I enjoyed this more than Wagon Train - it was pacier, zippier, and had an antagonist that was far less irritating. That antagonist happened to be an exploding moon, so this was more a of natural disaster story than anything but I like those so it worked for me. The tension level was pretty high throughout, so this was a single sitting reading; it really kept me hooked, with two exceptions. I did not care at all about those stupid children (natural selection at play I totally think), and the Blankness seemed like it belonged in a different story altogether. An interesting story, and one that I'd quite like to read, but it dragged away from the main storyline here in a way that did not best serve the Blankness itself, I think.

  • Christopher Lutz
    2019-04-29 14:37

    A little better than the first one. The plot was basically the colonists and the crew of The Enterprise in a race against time and nature, finding a way to save the new home where they had just began to put down roots. The subplot of the two warring alien factions threatening the colonists was not to be found this time, and I didn’t miss it. The whole series can just be humans against the elements of a strange new world. Only issue I had was what happened to the crew of that scout ship!? I hope they are going to look for them sooner rather than later. We should’ve been told definitively whether they lived or died, there was plenty of ambiguity there.

  • Samuel Tyler
    2019-05-05 13:40

    Space the final frontier, but if you had any sense you would stay at home on Earth and live in the relative peace and tranquillity that is the Star Trek universe. It is this baseline oxymoron that slightly undermines the ‘New Earth’ series of books that continues to do so in book two; ‘Belle Terre’. Thousands of people have left the perfectly safe Earth and set off to inhabit a new world thousands of light years away. Plenty of people died in book one and the dying does not stop here, no matter how hard Kirk and co tries.The colonists’ new home seems to be perfect and habitable, but as Spock’s Law determines, the moon is about explode destroying the planet and all that live on it. The crew of the Enterprise must work with the Federation free people to save as much as they can. There are some great action set pieces; whole segments of the book are about playing a giant game of snooker, but with moons. There is a real sense of tension whether the plan will work or not. Kirk and the crew are as amusing as ever and their chemistry comes to the fore when they are fighting on several fronts. There are some great Star Trek moments to be had.However, the sense of action is undermined by the very fact that none of the hardship is really necessary. It takes some of the colonists to be extra stubborn to force the narrative; did they come all this way to throw away their lives? The sense of danger is almost too much, who in their right minds would have gone on this journey? The book ends up being pure hokum, even by Trek standards, but entertaining none the less.

  • Mark Helliar
    2019-05-08 14:26

    This book should have been a novella. It seems like the author, editor and publisher all put their collective heads together to lengthen the story by 100 pages to draw it out to make it a book. There was a pointless story arc, with children, in the book which had no bearing on the overall story and appears to be thrown in for the drama of it. Which failed miserably. Constant duplication of feelings and ideas between the characters to draw out the story itself. But, it needed to be read since it is the second book in a series of six.

  • Kreg
    2019-05-03 14:23

    The overall plot was a bit weak, and I found it somewhat unbelievable that Spock couldn't come up with a way to get the second moon on a path that didn't rely every ship to follow and adjust it's course every few minutes. Characterization was well done and followed nicely with the first book. Overall a good follow-up to Wagon Train to the Stars.

  • Julio
    2019-05-07 10:27

    I read this book a long time ago. I was probably in 6th grade and I'm giving it four stars based on the fact that I was really into the whole story, it kept me entertained and wanting more. I loved it.

  • Drew Schott
    2019-05-19 17:35

    This was a fun quick read. First Trek book that I've read. I'd like to see where the adventure goes from there, so I'll have to check out some more.Pretty cool on the visuals, and left me hanging.

  • Tommy Verhaegen
    2019-05-01 14:41

    A solid piece of work as part of the series. New problems arise, new solutions are tried out. The characters evolve, not all for the best. We are left with the mystery of the Rattlesnake.

  • Randy Wiggins
    2019-05-03 14:44

    This was an excellent novel in a 6 book cycle within the TREK series. You have to read the series in order to get the full effect of each novel.

  • Benjamin Plume
    2019-05-05 14:23

    Better than the first in some ways, but predictable in that it introduces a problem (which readers knew about from book one) and solves it, with little else happening. A bit short, but well-written.

  • Chris McCown
    2019-05-12 10:25

    Kind of a disappointing follow up, but still a good read. The bad guys that made the first one such a good read are no where to be seen.

  • Michael Schulz
    2019-04-29 15:49