Star Trek New Frontier #9 - Excalibur #1 - Requiemby Peter David
For Lieutenant Soleta, that means a
When the U.S.S. Excalibur was suddenly and mercilessly destroyed, Starfleet lost one of its finest starships. But the crew members of the Excalibur lost their captain...and their home. Now, in mourning for their ship and Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, First Officer Elizabeth Shelby and the rest of the crew await new assignments.
For Lieutenant Soleta, that means a painful reunion with her Romulan father, while Zak Kebron and Mark McHenry are sent undercover to investigate a series of mysterious alien abductions an a low-tech world. Going their separate ways throughout the Alpha Quadrant, the Excalibur's survivors must face diverse challenges and dangers on their own.
The ship is history, but the adventure continues...
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By Peter David
Pocket BooksCopyright © 2000 Peter David
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Chapter One: PREVIOUSLY IN STAR TREK: NEW FRONTIER...
The normal low-level buzz of conversation on the bridge tapered off as Captain Calhoun stepped out from the turbolift.
He had missed an entire shift, which was unprecedented for him. Everyone understood, however, and no one knew quite what to say to him when he did reappear.
He went to his command chair, took his seat, and when he looked around at the respectfully silent crew, a smile played across his lips. It was a sad smile, but a smile just the same.
"Captain," began Shelby.
"Commander...it's all right," he interrupted. "All of you...really...it's all right. The important thing...the thing I'm not going to lose sight of...is that he went out like a warrior."
There were nods from all around.
"It was very...Xenexian of him, believe it or not. The notion of dying in one's bed is anathema to my people. To die in combat, on the other hand, is very much to be desired...and to die in combat while saving others is the highest, most noble passing that anyone could wish for. I will miss him...and regret the time that we did not spend together, and the time we will not have...but the bottom line is, he died heroically. All of us...should only be so fortunate as to have that opportunity," said Mackenzie Calhoun, five minutes before the Excalibur blew up...
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Peter David is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels, including the incredibly popular New Frontier series. In addition, he has also written dozens of other books, including his acclaimed original novel, Sir Apropos of Nothing, and its sequel, The Woad to Wuin.
David is also well known for his comic book work, particularly his award-winning run on The Incredible Hulk. He recently authored the novelizations of both the Spider-Man and Hulk motion pictures.
He lives in New York.
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Peter David does it again, His continuation picks up right where the last one leaves off. It doesn't seem like it at first, but moving on to Book 10 will tie some things together. The new Frontier Series needs to be read in order. Each book does enough exlination that it's POSSIBLE to read them out of order, but to get the full effect of Mr. David's masterful talent...In order is the way to go. Highly recommended, as are ALL of Peter David's works.
Where book #8 left off is not the starting point for book #9. Calhoun is dead, his ship destroyed, but it tells nothing of how that happened. It instead tells of the adventures of Soleta, McHenrey and Kebron, and Si Cwan and Kalinda. The tales are engaging and at some parts humerous, others are distinctly disquieting. Peter David,creating the twists this book takes,has done a good job relating the events in a manner that makes you want to keep reading, and when you read the 'ending' you want to run to the nearest bookstore to by the next installment, Renaissance.You will surley want to make Star Trek: New Frontier a new legend in the vast Star Trek franchise.