August 2006 Cover Image
- 350 Pages
By: William Shatner
with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
|During James T. Kirk's heroic five-year mission
as captain of the Starship Enterprise, a mysterious alien threat called "The
Totality" commenced its stealthy invasion of our galaxy, intending to conquer
the Milky Way Galaxy as it had conquered the galaxy of Andromeda. Now the
time for secrecy has passed, and a war unlike any other has begun--one that
threatens to destroy the Federation, first by bringing warp travel to an
end, and then by absorbing all living matter into a realm that exists beyond
Twice before, Captain Kirk
has encountered the Totality. Both times it took the beguiling form of Norinda,
an irresistible alien who becomes the woman each person she meets most desperately
desires. In his first encounter, Kirk almost lost the Enterprise. In his
second encounter, he almost lost his child, and watched in horror as the
Totality absorbed Spock in its monstrous dimensional tendrils. But now, Kirk
faces an even more devastating personal challenge because battle lines have
been drawn, and he and his friend, Captain Jean-Luc Picard are on opposite
Set more than a year after
the events of Star Trek Nemesis, on the leading edge of Star Trek's future
history, CAPTAIN'S GLORY depicts a Federation attacked from within, on the
brink of collapse, with Earth's own solar system an armed and isolated camp.
Reunited with Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy and Chief Engineer Scott, Kirk must
join forces with Admiral Kathryn Janeway and the Starship Voyager's Holographic
Doctor in order to save Spock and expose the true nature of the Totality.
With Captain William Riker
and Commander Deanna Troi of the Starship Titan caught in the conflict between
Kirk and Picard, and with Kirk's own child poised on the brink of a startling
destiny millions of years in the making, Kirk must prepare for his third
and final encounter with the Totality. But how can Kirk fight an enemy whose
greatest weapon is love? And how can he triumph, when the price of victory
is the life of his only child?
The final Kirk novel perhaps? This is the first book to
have the text "James T. Kirk will return in . . . (insert title of next novel)"
on the last page so who knows . . . maybe it's the
last for a while anyway. I won't be sorry about not having
to pay the high price for a hard cover novel but I will be sorry
to not read another Kirk novel, if this is the last.