This was the first William Shatner authored Star Trek book I read. And what a book to start with. This is a fantastic read. Who better to write a Kirk resurrection book than Shatner?
Romulans use mysterious and ancient Borg technology that has been enhanced in alien ways to resurrect the dead body of James Kirk. They also mind wipe him and make him think he has to kill certain key members of Starfleet. Picard has to track Kirk down and make him remember who he is to stop the killing. Very good book.
We also get to see cool "black ops" Starfleet crews specifically outfitted to fight the Borg. Sleek black ships and uniforms. Great, great idea that I think, wasn't taken far enough and need to be explored in more books.
I highly recommend this. I didn't realize it, but this is Part II in Shatner's "Odyssey" trilogy. Book 1 was Ashes of Eden and Book 3 was Avenger. However, I didn't know this while reading it and it didn't hinder my enjoyment of the book.
Basing his novels on the series, Shatner tells a good tale, and if you're a Trekie this book is definitely one not to miss. On Veridian III a world has been saved and the USS ENterprise 1701 D lies in ruins, and one of the galaxy's greatest heroes rests beneath a simple cairn of rocks on a lonely hillside. But as a legendary Vulcan ambassador comes at last to the grave of his best and dearest friend, the adventure is only beginning. The Borg and the Romulan Empire have joined forces against the Federaton, and their ultimate weapon is none other than James T. Kirk, resurrected by alien science to destroy the Borg's most formidable enemy, Jean-Luc Picard.
An excelent sequel to Star Trek Generations. Kirk vs. Picard, sort of. It has all kinds of action plus DS9. It has a surpising ending.
There is little literary quality in this story, but for those well versed in Star Trek lore there are many, many delights!
Legends Never Die:
Veridian Ill: a world has been saved, the USS Enterprise 1701D Lies in ruins, and one of the galaxy's greatest heroes rest beneath a simple cairn of rocks on a lonely hillside. But as a legendary Vulcan ambassador comes at last to the grave of his best and dearest friend, the adventure is only beginning..