Star Trek The Janus Gate #1: Present Tenseby L.A. Graf
Beam aboard for a bold new era in Star Trek storytelling! Beginning with this thrilling all new trilogy, the original five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise is reimagined via the many valiant crew members who served under legendary command if Capt. James T. Kirk. Who are these exceptional men and women often asked to make the ultimate/i>/i>
Beam aboard for a bold new era in Star Trek storytelling! Beginning with this thrilling all new trilogy, the original five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise is reimagined via the many valiant crew members who served under legendary command if Capt. James T. Kirk. Who are these exceptional men and women often asked to make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of interstellar peace and exploration? What are their stories? Their saga begins in
THE JANUS GATE
book one of three
The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is exploring the seemingly peaceful and uninhabited world of M-3107 when a bizarre and inexplicable transporter accident causes both Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy to vanish completely. Transporter records suggest that the two men were transported somewhere, but their ultimate destination remains a mystery.
Now in command of the Enterprise, Spock dispatches a search-and -rescue team -- consisting of Security Chief Giotto, Transporter Technician John Kyle, and Chief Helmsman Hikaru Sulu -- on an urgent mission to recover the missing officers.
But then the rescue team disappears as well!
Meet the Author
L.A. Graf is jointly made up of two people, Karen Rose Cercone and Julia Ecklar. Karen Rose is a university geo-science professor and author of the Helen Sorby-Milo Kachigan historical mystery series. Julia Ecklar is the author of the popular Noah’s Ark science fiction series originally published in Analog magazine. The two women combined as L.A. Graf have written or contributed to over twenty Star Trek novels including a national bestseller.
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Now, I might be biased because I am such a big fan of Star Trek: TOS, but I found L.A. Graf's writing to one, be engaging, and two, slightly thrilling. I mean, I'm not known for finishing books but that book was back on my bookshelf in a day and a half because it's quick, easy, and so interesting, I couldn't put it down for long. I was cooking with it! The story line is also very intriguing-we get a glimpse of what could've been after the plot from episode "The Naked Time", we see a new perspective on the timid Ensign Chekov, a new glimpse of Uhura's authority, meet some new characters. It's all very exciting, I must say.
The back cover of this book is wrong. The story centers mainly on Chekov, Uhura and Sulu as they try to rescue an away team. However, there is a strange alien technology at work that transports Kirk off the planet and no one knows where he went. There is a lot of time travel to this story and not as much humor in the usual L.A. Graf books, but it is worth checking out if only to get to Book 2 of the series, which is quite intriguing.
Set within the original five year mission after the episode 'The Naked Time' the story was uninteresting. Save your money on this trilogy.