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28th Aug '14 5:41:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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This is a dual-plot novel. Spock, as a captain, receives a distress call from an old friend named Rabin. Rabin is now a starfleet liaison with the natives of a desert planet. The novel shifts back and forth between this plot and another; a previous instance when Spock met Rabin, when Spock was undergoing his [[InitiationCeremony Vulcan rite-of-passage]] and Rabin was a SpaceCadet visiting Vulcan. The two rescued Rabin's mother and a number of hostages from a religious fanatic secretly supported by the Romulans. The relationship between the two stories is revealed at the end.
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!!This novel contains examples of:

* ANiceJewishBoy: Rabin.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]]Not an extreme example, but as with all the ''Vulcan's [noun]'' books, the ProudWarriorRace aspect of the Romulans is made prominent, whereas in many other novels (and the 24th century TV shows), their subtle, secretive and political side was the focus.
* BadassIsraeli: Rabin.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* CrossingTheDesert
* DoubleMeaningTitle: Vulcan's Forge is a place (a desert on planet Vulcan), but the novel also demonstrates some of the events that made Spock who he is as an adult- those which essentially "forged" him into the Vulcan he is now.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin : Vulcan's Forge is named in part because much of the story takes place in a desert on Vulcan; a desert called ''Vulcan's Forge''. The desert is also visited in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' season four.
* IWillFindYou
* {{The McCoy}}: Rabin is even more of a [=McCoy=] then [=McCoy=].
* OddFriendship
* [[FireForgedFriends Vulcans Forged Friends]]
* ShoutOut: Rabin loves movie references, so there's quite a few of these.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Spock kills a guard while rescuing Rabin's mother and the prisoners and has a bit of {{Angst}} about it.
* WorthyOpponent: Ruanek, one of the Romulan soldiers.

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This is a dual-plot novel. Spock, as a captain, receives a distress call from an old friend named Rabin. Rabin is now a starfleet liaison with the natives of a desert planet. The novel shifts back and forth between this plot and another; a previous instance when Spock met Rabin, when Spock was undergoing his [[InitiationCeremony Vulcan rite-of-passage]] and Rabin was a SpaceCadet visiting Vulcan. The two rescued Rabin's mother and a number of hostages from a religious fanatic secretly supported by the Romulans. The relationship between the two stories is revealed at the end.
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!!This novel contains examples of:

* ANiceJewishBoy: Rabin.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]]Not an extreme example, but as with all the ''Vulcan's [noun]'' books, the ProudWarriorRace aspect of the Romulans is made prominent, whereas in many other novels (and the 24th century TV shows), their subtle, secretive and political side was the focus.
* BadassIsraeli: Rabin.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* CrossingTheDesert
* DoubleMeaningTitle: Vulcan's Forge is a place (a desert on planet Vulcan), but the novel also demonstrates some of the events that made Spock who he is as an adult- those which essentially "forged" him into the Vulcan he is now.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin : Vulcan's Forge is named in part because much of the story takes place in a desert on Vulcan; a desert called ''Vulcan's Forge''. The desert is also visited in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' season four.
* IWillFindYou
* {{The McCoy}}: Rabin is even more of a [=McCoy=] then [=McCoy=].
* OddFriendship
* [[FireForgedFriends Vulcans Forged Friends]]
* ShoutOut: Rabin loves movie references, so there's quite a few of these.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Spock kills a guard while rescuing Rabin's mother and the prisoners and has a bit of {{Angst}} about it.
* WorthyOpponent: Ruanek, one of the Romulan soldiers.
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18th Mar '14 9:58:44 PM StarSword
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Not an extreme example, but as with all the ''Vulcan's [noun]'' books, the ProudWarriorRace aspect of the Romulans is made prominent, whereas in many other novels (and the 24th century TV shows), their subtle, secretive and political side was the focus.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Not [[invoked]]Not an extreme example, but as with all the ''Vulcan's [noun]'' books, the ProudWarriorRace aspect of the Romulans is made prominent, whereas in many other novels (and the 24th century TV shows), their subtle, secretive and political side was the focus.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Ruanek. A very minor character here, he proved so popular with readers that he made a reappearance in StarTrekVulcansHeart, his role greatly expanded. He would go to appear in several short stories and the ''Literature/StarTrekVulcansSoul'' trilogy as well.
12th Feb '14 11:30:51 AM StFan
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Ruanek. A very minor character here, he proved so popular with readers that he made a reappearance in StarTrekVulcansHeart, his role greatly expanded. He would go to appear in several short stories and the StarTrekVulcansSoul trilogy as well.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Ruanek. A very minor character here, he proved so popular with readers that he made a reappearance in StarTrekVulcansHeart, his role greatly expanded. He would go to appear in several short stories and the StarTrekVulcansSoul ''Literature/StarTrekVulcansSoul'' trilogy as well.
26th Jun '12 5:12:09 PM nombretomado
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin : Vulcan's Forge is named in part because much of the story takes place in a desert on Vulcan; a desert called ''Vulcan's Forge''. The desert is also visited in StarTrekEnterprise season four.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin : Vulcan's Forge is named in part because much of the story takes place in a desert on Vulcan; a desert called ''Vulcan's Forge''. The desert is also visited in StarTrekEnterprise ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' season four.
18th Aug '10 4:35:44 PM derangednasat
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Not an extreme example, but as with all the ''Vulcan's [noun]'' books, the ProudWarriorRace aspect of the Romulans is made prominant, whereas in many other novels (and the 24th century TV shows), their subtle, secretive and political side was the focus.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Not an extreme example, but as with all the ''Vulcan's [noun]'' books, the ProudWarriorRace aspect of the Romulans is made prominant, prominent, whereas in many other novels (and the 24th century TV shows), their subtle, secretive and political side was the focus.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin : Vulcans Forge is named in part because much of the story takes place in a desert on Vulcan; a desert called ''Vulcans Forge''. The desert is also visited in StarTrekEnterprise season four.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin : Vulcans Vulcan's Forge is named in part because much of the story takes place in a desert on Vulcan; a desert called ''Vulcans ''Vulcan's Forge''. The desert is also visited in StarTrekEnterprise season four.
13th Aug '10 8:14:22 PM shimaspawn
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* TheMcCoy: Rabin is even more of a McCoy then McCoy.

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* TheMcCoy: {{The McCoy}}: Rabin is even more of a McCoy [=McCoy=] then McCoy.[=McCoy=].
13th Aug '10 7:38:46 PM jatay
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* TheMcCoy: Rabin is even more of a McCoy then McCoy.


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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Spock kills a guard while rescuing Rabin's mother and the prisoners and has a bit of {{Angst}} about it.
13th Aug '10 1:58:13 PM derangednasat
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Not an extreme example, but as with all the ''Vulcan's [noun]'' books, the ProudWarriorRace aspect of the Romulans is made prominant, whereas in many other novels (and the 24th century TV shows), their subtle, secretive and political side was the focus.
9th Aug '10 6:05:50 AM derangednasat
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