January 2005 Cover Image
This novel was first
published in hardcover,
- 326 Pages
- January 2005
- Pocket Books
- $24.00 U.S.
- $35.00 Canada
however, I waited for the paperback version to be published before I
- 374 Pages
- June 2006
- Pocket Books
- $7.99 U.S.
- $10.99 Canada
|TO REIGN IN HELL
THE EXILE OF KHAN NOONIEN SINGH
By: Greg Cox
truly transpired during Khan's long years of exile on the forbidding
world of Ceti Alpha V, before the tyrant escaped to embark on a
murderous campaign of vengeance against Admiral James T. Kirk?
What horrific trials spawned Khan's insane lust for revenge?
Haunted by the memory of Khan's bitter accusations, Kirk now revisits
Ceti Alpha V to discover for himself what ultimately drove Khan to
madness. There, buried beneath the desolate surface of a dying
planet, Kirk and his allies find the untold story of their greatest foe
- and of the women who loved him: Lieutenant Marla McGivers of
Starfleet . . .
Along with Khan's genetically engineered followers from the twentieth
century, Khan and Marla are left on Ceti Alpha V with the hopes of
building a new life together. Although the planet is savage and
untamed, full of deadly predators and unexpected hazards, Khan dreams
of carving out an empire even greater than
the one he ruled on Earth.
But when catastrophe strikes, laying waste to the entire world, Khan
and the others find themselves trapped in a desperate struggle for
survival. Now Khan must use every once of his superhuman strength
and intellect to wage a fearsome battle against the planet, his people
. . . and the growing darkness in his own soul.
This is the third book in
the "Khan" series of novels that details
Khan's exile on Ceti
Alpha V. I was very curious to know just what
happened to Khan and his
followers (and Marla) in the years that
the original series
episode "Space Seed" and I definitely wasn't
Greg Cox has written a
thoroughly entertaining novel that I didn't want
to put down! The
main characters are written accurately and even
I know Khan is the "bad"
guy I found myself sympathizing with him on
throughout the story.
The descriptions of Ceti
Alpha VI exploding and the subsequent
on Ceti Alpha V are
excellent and just how I had imagined they'd be.
This is a magnificent
conclusion to the "Khan" series of novels.