TNG anniversary trilogy -- quick thoughts
On his livejournal, Brendan Moody posted late last night that something big and unexpected happens at the end of Before Dishonor, and that he understood how all the "Snape kills Dumbledore!" spammers felt.
I read that post early this morning and thought, well, crap, he may resist the temptation, but will everyone? So I finished the story I was reading in The Sky's the Limit, set it aside, and started Before Dishonor.
I'll go into more detail later, but damn. Resistance, Q&A, and Before Dishonor make a tighter trilogy than one might expect, given that the first and third deal with the Borg and the second with Q, but that doesn't mean anyone fascinated by the Borg should skip Q&A and plan to get back to it later. It's not a flawless collection of work -- I still think Resistance recycled too much from previous Borg appearances, and it seemed to me that Peter David's characterizations of certain new Enterprise officers were not only perfunctory at best, they were inconsistent with the two preceding books.
But damn. This is a Big Event trilogy in ways the old big annual crossovers weren't: it will have major repercussions. The fact that the word "destiny" is repeated significantly late in Before Dishonor is, I suspect, a big whopping hint that we will see more about one particularly surprising development next year in the Destiny trilogy.
For TNG and Voyager fans in particular, this is must-read stuff.