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June 1997 Cover Image
By: John Vornholt
Teska, a Vulcan child raised on Earth, is destined to play a
crucial role in the reunification of the Vulcan and Romulan
peoples. While Spock escorts his young niece back to Vulcan
for her betrothal ceremony, he strives to help her
understand both her Vulcan heritage and her growing
But when an unplanned mind meld reveals the true identity
of a deadly assassin to Teska, she and Spock find themselves
the target of a Rigelian criminal network. With the
Enterprise light-years away, Spock and his niece must go
on the run, pursued by a conspiracy determined to end
Teska's future before it has even begun!
Spock has a niece? Hmmm . . . There they go inventing
relatives for major characters again. Oh well, this one works.
This story doesn't involve the Enterprise much,
just Spock and Teska as they run from the Rigelians,
but it's an entertaining story and Spock is written well.
Under the category of "useless trivia" I thought I'd mention
that this is the first classic Trek novel to use photographs
on the front cover rather than artist drawings.
I told you it was useless trivia!