May 1998 Cover Image
By: William Shatner
with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
|Retired and happily in love,
Kirk believes his adventuring days are over. But as he returns to Earth
for the first time since his apparent "death" upon the Enterprise-B, events
elsewhere in the galaxy set in motion a mystery that may provide Kirk with
his greatest challenge yet.
The Enterprise-E, under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, is exploring
an unstable region of space on a scientific mission of vital concern to
Starfleet when they discover the last thing they ever expected to find:
a lonely, battle-scarred vessel that is instantly recognizable to every
member of Picard's crew. Five years after being lost with all hand
in the Delta Quadrant, the starship Voyager has come home!
The commander of the Voyager, one Tom Paris, explains that Captain Kathryn
Janeway and half of the original crew is dead, but if that is true, who
is the mysterious woman who has kidnapped Kirk back on Earth, pleading with
him to assist her against a threat to the entire Federation?
All is not as it seems, and soon Kirk is forced to confront the hideous
consequences of actions taken more than a hundred years prior, as well as
his own inner doubts. After years of quiet and isolation, does he still
have what it takes to put things right - and join with Captain Picard to save
the lives of everyone aboard a brand new Enterprise?
Although straying from true original
this is a wonderful novel that continues
the story of James T. Kirk - reborn. As you can tell from
the teaser, characters from VOYAGER are in this story too.
I don't want to give away too much, but have another look
at the cover photo. Take a look at Spock. He has a beard.
Where else have you seen Spock with a beard . . .
This is a great story!
This is the 4th book in a series. The other novels are:
The Ashes of Eden