This is a wonderful book. It's so good that I read it years and years ago, but still remember the story. It's a great look at Kirk's early life.
I loved this book! I think its also a great story for struggling teeneagers and their parents. The story is less about Star Trek and more about life. (I know sounds lame)
As James T. Kirk prepares to retire from a long and illustrious Starfleet career, events in a distant part of the Federation draw him back to a part of the galaxy he had last visited as a young man -- a mysterious world called Faramond whose names takes Kirk on a journey back to his youth.
At sixteen, Kirk is troubled, estranged from his father, and has a bleak future. However, a trip into space with Kirk's father George and Starfleet legend Captain Robert April changes James Kirk's life forever, when a simple voyage becomes a deadly trap. Soon Kirk and his father find themselves fighting for their lives against a vicious and powerful enemy.
Before the voyage ends, father and son will face life and death toghter, and James T. Kirk will get a glimpse of the future and his own BEST DESTINY ...