Book 6 of a series focusing on an entirely new ship/crew in the ST:TNG era. Co-stars Commander Shelby from ST:TNG.
This is book six in the Star Trek: New Frontier series that follows the adventures of the starship Excalibur under Captain Makenzie Calhoun.
The crew of the Excalibur is having a bad week. Lt. Lafleur's supposedly dead mother has been found in prison on a distant world. There is something living in the warp core and a planet that should have 5 to 6 billion inhabitants now has just one.
Add to that the usual personal conflicts of a very varied crew, like the fact that the Vulcan doctor just went through Pon Farr, mating with the hermat engineer. And everyone keeps asking the other Vulcan crew member for advice on matters of the heart. Well, it is really just another ordinary mission on Excalibur.
An entertaining Star Trek series, but best read with the other New Frontier books.
On the planet Armista sits a nameless woman. High upon a mountain she is cradling a weapon unlike anything the Armistans have ever seen. She rocks back and forth on her hauches, singing softly to herself. The weapon is her only company on the planet, since everyone else is little piles of ash. A weapon that could destroy life on one planet could do it again.
Lt. Robin Leffer's mother died in a shuttle explosion ten years ago. So is the woman being held prisoner in Thallonian space really Robin's mother? If so, what is her connection to the mysterious woman holding a weapon that could doom entire worlds?
With the lives of billions at stake, Robin Lefler, Captain Calhoun and the crew of the U.S.S. Excalibur must find the answers before time runs out for them..and for the struggling remants of the once great Thollonion Empire.