Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night
The first novel in a two-part Typhon Pact adventure set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation!
In the wake of the final Borg invasion, which destroyed entire worlds, cost the lives of sixty-three billion people, and struck a crippling blow to Starfleet, six nations adversarial to the United Federation of Planets—the Romulan Star Empire, the Breen Confederacy, the Tholian Assembly, the Gorn Hegemony, the Tzenkethi Coalition, and the Holy Order of the Kinshaya— joined ranks to form the Typhon Pact. For almost three years, the Federation and the Klingon Empire, allied under the Khitomer Accords, have contended with the nascent coalition on a predominantly cold-war footing. But as Starfleet rebuilds itself, factions within the Typhon Pact grow restive, concerned about their own inability to develop a quantum slipstream drive to match that of the Federation. Will leaders such as UFP President Bacco and RSE Praetor Kamemor bring about a lasting peace across the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, or will the cold war between the two alliances deepen, and perhaps even lead to an all-out shooting war?
Excellent story arc!
The only things about the Typhon Pact story arc that bug me are that some of the characters act in ways that seem inconsistent with their previous actions. Also, the (somewhat) non-sequential nature of the books make it frustrating to pick a new one up if the previous one came out months before. You have to constantly remember WHEN things happened and to whom. I believe these books will be MUCH more enjoyable when the story arc is complete and the books can be read continuously. Finally, the treatment of the Elias Vaughn character, whom I feel is among the best of the expanded universe characters, is deplorable.
All in all, however, these are excellent Star Trek books that fans will enjoy.
I love the typhon pact story- I couldn't put this book down.
Can't wait for the next one!
Not Read Yet...
How nice it is when a Star Trek book beats it's deadline and comes into the hands of eager fans!