July 2000 Cover Image
- 374 Pages
- July 2000
- Pocket Books
By: William Shatner
with Judith & Garfield
deadly and tyrannical Emperor Tiberius, formerly captain of the I.S.S.
Enterprise, has great success turning captured alien weaponry to his
advantage, but his failed attempt to seize the tantalizing advances of
the ancient First Federation has always rankled him. In the more
peaceful universe of the United Federation of Planets, Tiberius sees
his second chance. And a new ally will help him take it - the
counterpart for whom he has nothing but contempt, the man whose U.S.S.
Enterprise made first contact with the First Federation: Starfleet
Captain James T. Kirk.
Honorable, idealistic, and decent, James T. Kirk is many things
Tiberius is not. But he is also a man deeply in love with his
wife - and Teilani is dying. To save her life, Kirk will compromise his
ideals and enter into his most dangerous alliance yet.
Pursued by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and a new generation of Starfleet
heroes, Kirk will guide Tiberius to a long abandoned First Federation
base. There, he expects to find a source of power so great it
will enable Tiberius to conquer the mirror universe - and his own.
But on their journey Kirk will uncover long hidden secrets about the
past that raise the stakes far beyond the mere survival of Kirk's
family and friends to nothing less than the continued existence of the
At the heart of their quest, something else is waiting: an object from
a civilization whose technology is far more advanced than any Kirk or
Tiberius could expect to acquire, placed there for Kirk's eyes only by
the mysterious aliens who appear to have influenced life within the
galaxy over eons of time - a message from the Preservers . . .
What a conclusion!
The story finally comes to an end (sort of.)
After buying each of these novels, I would read late into the night,
anxious to find out what happens next. It was a double edge
I wanted to keep reading, but I also didn't want to read them too fast
because I knew it would be a year before the next one came out.
Anyway, this is a top notch series of novels
that any Kirk fan will really enjoy.
The story comes to a conclusion but the last page
in the book states that James Kirk will return . . .