August 2006 Cover Image
- 354 Pages
By: Margaret Wander Bonanno
|Before James T. Kirk, another captain stood
on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, spearheading its mission of exploration
into the uncharted reaches of the galaxy. He was a man driven to perfection,
a brooding soul whose haunted eyes reflected the burden of the impossible
standards he set for himself, and for whom his longtime science officer,
Spock, one day would risk everything. Yet, little is truly known about the
enigmatic Christopher Pike, the events that defined him...or the secrets
that consumed him.
From the embers of his early childhood among Earth's blossoming interstellar
colonies, to the terrifying conflagration that led him back to the world
of his birth; from the mentor who would ignite young Chris's desire to return
to the stars, to the career he blazed in Starfleet that would end in supreme
sacrifice - the path of Pike's astonishing life leads through fire again
and again. But even amid the ashes of Talos IV, the forbidden world on which
he would live out the remainder of his days, the dreams smoldering still
within his aging, radiation-ravaged breast fan the flames of Pike's spirit
to accomplish one final task....
You know, I'm sorry to say that I don't remember
good or bad, about this story.
I'm going to give it an average score of 3 stars until such
time that I can re-read it.