The Enterprise crew travels to a planet where all the inhabitants wear masks and it is taboo to be found without one. The crew intends to evaluate the planet for entry into the Federation, but runs into a problem and has to learn to deal with the culture of the planet. It's a pretty decent read. The medieval society with the masks is interesting, but this takes place during the second season, which I didn't care for much. I really didn't care for Dr. Pulaski. It's worth a read, though.
The Enterprise journeys to Lorca, a beautiful world with a feudal culture where the inhabitants wear masks to show their rank and station. There, Captain Picard and an away team don masks of their own to being a quest for the planet's ruler and the great Wisdom Mask tha tthe leader traditionally wears. Their mission: to establish diplomatic relations.
I found this book very interesting. How often have you wished you could have a mask to hide your true emotions behind, and show what kind of power you can claim? I did find one of Captain Picard's scenes a little disturbing, as it was something that you would expect more from Kirk than Picard.
Twin J. (Twin) reviewed Masks (Star Trek Next Generation, #7) on
This is one of my Star Trek (Next Generation) paperback. The story is written so well (all of Mr Vornholt's books are well written) that his readers may believe that they are in the middle of the action!!! When a security officer was killed at the end, I felt a sadness and wish that she would have lived...