Imzadi: to the people of the planet Betazed, including Counselor Deanna Troi of the Starship Enterprise,™ it means "beloved" and denotes that which can never be truly broken.
Yet to whom does Deanna's heart truly belong?
Commander William Riker was the first Deanna called Imzadi. Long before they served together on board the Enterprise, they shared a tempestuous love affair back on Betazed. And even now, many years later, Riker will embark on a desperate journey across time and space to save Deanna's life.
But Riker is not the only Starfleet officer to capture Deanna's heart. Lieutenant Commander Worf, the fierce Klingon warrior, is also drawn to Deanna's gentle and caring nature. Brought together by fate, he and Deanna share an unexpected passion that tests the bonds between Troi and Riker -- even as a deadly Romulan conspiracy threatens them all!
Bonus: An Exclusive Interview with the Author
This edition includes Imzadi and Imzadi II: Triangle.
Marvelous...to a point
**personal note: Imzadi, the original book that is first in this signature series, is one of the reasons I fell for my spouse. For our first anniversary she gave me a framed copy of the front paper cover.**
“Imzadi” is the story of Will Riker and Deanna Troi’s love. I’m not spoiling anything in saying that. It’s a love story despite many obstacles, a riff on *Romeo and Juliet* or*LaBoheme*.
“Triangle:Imzadi 2” is the story of Deanna’s relationship with Worf and its consequences.
If you have read Peter David’s “Imzadi”, you know it always comes up first or second in “the best books using Star Trek:The Original Series characters” or some such nonsense according to the first person discussion with the author in the back of this omnibus edition containing both stories recently released by Simon and Shuster as part of their “signature series” expanding on Star Trek’s 51st year and its newest incarnations of ST:Discovery, and ST:Picard. In truth, the second story is quite forced and uncomfortable for those of us who proudly call ourselves “Trekkies” . However, it does resolve Worf’s inner conflicts while Will and Deanna are still “dancing”.
Hey, it’s Star Trek....it can’t get less than a 5. Highly Recommended 5/5