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July 1984 Cover Image
By: Diane Duane
Ael t'Rlailiiu is a noble - and dangerous - Romulan
Commander. But when the Romulans kidnap
Vulcans to genetically harness their mind power,
Ael decides on treason.
Captain Kirk, her old enemy,
joins her in a secret pact to destroy the
research laboratory and free the captive Vulcans.
When the Romulans discover their plan,
the Neutral Zone seethes with schemes and
counter schemes, sabotage and war!
Ael t'Rlailiiu (How are you supposed to pronounce that?!?!)
is the cousin to the familiar Romulan Commander
from the episode "The Enterprise Incident."
An interesting book, but why do alien cultures that are trying to
overthrow the Federation always have one person willing
to commit treason to let the Federation survive?
And what's with that name?
Note: When this novel was written, it was a "stand alone" story,
but now it's book #1 in a 4 part series involving the Rihannsu (Romulans).
Book #2: The Romulan Way
Book #3: Swordhunt
Book #4: Honor Blade