An all-new Star Trek adventure set during The Original Series era and featuring James T. Kirk!
The saga of James T. Kirk’s historic command of the U.S.S. Enterprise is known throughout the galaxy. But one part of the legend has barely been touched upon until now: the story of Kirk’s first starship command and the remarkable achievements by which Starfleet’s youngest captain earned the right to succeed Christopher Pike as the commander of the famous Enterprise. From his early battles with the Klingons to the rescue of endangered civilizations, Kirk grapples with difficult questions: Is he a warrior or a peacemaker? Should he obey regulations or trust his instincts? This thrilling novel illustrates the events and choices that would shape James T. Kirk into one of the most renowned captains in Starfleet history.
I LOVED this book!
This story was a treat from the very beginning. It jumps forward and back in time from Kirk’s early days on the Enterprise, and his first command aboard a scout ship. It wonderfully examines how he transitioned to a fairly serious “by the book” commander to a leader that learns how to interpret the spirit of the rules rather than the letter of the law. It has several entertaining and intriguing storylines and plots, as well as some classic Kirk speeches that are quite heartwarming. It reaffirms why those of us that have been fans of Star Trek for many years love and admire this character as much as we do, and always will. Christopher L. Bennett has proven that he has the cadence and timbre of The Original Series, and I would heartily recommend this book to any hardcore fan of the show, and this amazing heroic, iconic character.