Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel
An original novel set in the universe of Star Trek: Enterprise!
The United Federation of Planets has weathered its first major crisis, but its growing pains are just beginning. Admiral Jonathan Archer hopes to bring the diverse inhabitants of the powerful and prosperous Rigel system into the Federation, jump-starting the young nation’s growth and stabilizing a key sector of space. Archer and the Federation’s top diplomats journey to the planetoid Babel to debate Rigel’s admission . . . but a looming presidential race heats up the ideological divide within the young nation, jeopardizing the talks and threatening to undo the fragile unity Archer has worked so hard to preserve.
Meanwhile, the sinister Orion Syndicate recruits new allies of its own, seeking to beat the Federation at its own game. Determined to keep Rigel out of the union, they help a hostile Rigelian faction capture sensitive state secrets along with Starfleet hostages, including a young officer with a vital destiny. Captain Malcolm Reed, Captain T’Pol, and their courageous crews must now brave the wonders and dangers of Rigel’s many worlds to track down the captives before the system is plunged into all-out war.
Excellent 2nd installment to the Rise of the Federation series, as Archer and his former crew try to keep Rigel’s admission to the Federation on track. Great series!
Better than the first book in the series
I really enjoyed the 2nd book in the Rise of the Federation series. This book deals with the admission of Rigel into the Federation. The continuing manipulation of the Orion syndicate to undermine the spread of the Federation takes center stage in this book. I wish we saw this type of story covered in the series Enterprise.
Love, love love!! (but still needs more trip and t'pol)
Omg so much better than the last book the last book was good, but this is wow! (but i still hope there will be more of trip and tpol in the next one..:/ )