April 1999 Cover Image
- 303 Pages
By: William Shatner
with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
|The Mirror Universe is a dark
and twisted reflection of our own, where Humans and Vulcans live as slaves
to a brutal alliance of Klingons and Cardassians - an alliance long believed
to be the creation of one man: the feared and hated Emperor Tiberius, the
Mirror Universe counterpart of James T. Kirk. But just as Kirk survived
his own age to live in the era of a new generation of heroes, so Tiberius
now returns to fulfill his mad dreams of total domination - not just of his
universe, but of Kirk's as well.
The story begins moments after the dramatic rescue of the Enterprise-E from
a team of Mirror Universe infiltrators, when Kirk finds himself locked in
a deadly battle with Tiberius - an enemy who knows Kirk's mind as well as
he knows his own.
From the nightmarish landscape of the Mirror Universe Earth to the joys of
impending parenthood and marriage to the woman he loves, the incomparable
Teilani of Chal, Kirk is propelled into his most personal and dangerous mission
yet as he fights to uncover the secret of Tiberius' return, and learn the
terrible truth behind the madman's real plans for the Federation.
With Spock, McCoy and Scotty at his side, and reteamed with Jean-Luc Picard
and the crew of the Enterprise-E, Kirk discovers an unexpected enemy within
itself - a mysterious group still guarding frightening secrets from Kirk's
own time. And as Kirk fights to expose those secrets, his epic search
becomes a deadly obsession that threatens all he holds dear, drawing him
inexorably to a stunning conclusion that will forever change his life and
his understanding of the universe.
If you've been reading my reviews
of William Shatner's novels,
then you know how much I've enjoyed this series and this story
is as good as the previous ones.
Tiberius is a wonderful character, everything
that our James Kirk is . . . and isn't!
Another excellent novel!