Wednesday, May 27, 2015



By: Peter David

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Summary: Years before they served together on board the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM, Commander William Riker and ship's counselor Deanna Troi had a tempestuous love affair on her home planet of Betazed. Now, their passions have cooled and they serve together as friends. Yet the memories of that time linger and Riker and Troi remain Imzadi - a powerful Betazoid term that describes the enduring bond they still share. 
During delicate negotiations with an aggressive race called the Sindareen Deanna Troi mysteriously falls ill and dies. But her death is only the beginning of the adventure for Commander Riker, an adventure that will take him across time, pit him against one of his closest friends, and force him to choose between Starfleet's strictest rule and the one he calls Imzadi.

Review: Imzadi is a novel based upon the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.  The main characters that are involved in the plot are Deanna Troi and William Riker.  I was very curious when I first borrowed this book from my boyfriend to see if it would be like other science fiction and or fantasy genre books that I have read; and in addition I wanted to know if it would stay true to the television series.  This book in particular had more of a romantic twist to it as it from the very beginning went into detail about the sexual inuendo and romantic relationship between Riker and Deanna Troi.  That I did think differed from the television series quite a bit in the fact that on the show their relationship (Riker And Troi) usually stayed on the professional end.  I did enjoy the authors take on how they met and how Deanna got Riker to see beyond himself and to be able to open up to her and let her into his inner sanctum as she might say.  

There were parts in the book that stayed very true to the television series too however that I believe quoted word for word; I admired the writer for being able to do that while still adding his own twist to the main plot line of the story.  It was really more of a love story than the other books in this series that I've come into contact with; but it is able to stand on its own merit because it has enough adventure in it that the romance does not pervade the whole storyline so much that the reader even if they were not a lover of romance that they would get bored with it.  If you like the Star Trek: The Next Generation Series then I would definitely recommend this book; however even if you'd never seen Star Trek it I still think you could read it and find the story interesting enough to get through. 

While reading this book I was in the mood for a predictable ending; which to a point I did get so if your looking for a light read with a little romance and a little bit of adventure I'd recommend this book.

The star system is 
*= horrible
**- Not good
***= Average
****= Great
*****= LOVED IT