July 2000 Cover Image
- 374 Pages
By: William Shatner
with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
|The 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 universe.
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 . . .
Wow! 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 sword:
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 . . .