An all-new eBook exclusive adventure in the Taurus Reach with the starship crews, undercover agents, civilian colonists, and alien power players of the Vanguard saga, based on Star Trek: The Original Series.
Following the dramatic events as chronicled in Vanguard: Storming Heaven, the U.S.S. Enterprise and other starships that participated in the final battle in the Taurus Reach have been remanded to a remote starbase. While evacuees from the station are processed and the ships repaired, restocked, and re-staffed as needed, Captain James T. Kirk is ordered to report to Admiral Heihachiro Nogura, Starbase 47’s second and final commanding officer. Through flashbacks intercut with the ongoing conversation between Kirk and Nogura, the Enterprise’s involvement in the last days of Operation Vanguard—and the conflict between Starfleet and Tholian forces at Starbase 47—is now told from the perspective of Kirk and his crew.
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The epilogue to vanguard
This novella fills in some of the details of the last book storming heaven from the perspective of the enterprise and its crew. It also fills in some details around the episode the Tholian web. Vanguard is a must read series, I highly recommend it.
A worthwhile series coda.
I've been a fan of the Vanguard series, and always knew that it would have to end. David Mack's treatment in the climactic last novel was a great exclamation point, but I was thrilled to find out that this e-novella was being written.
I was not disappointed. Dayton Ward did a remarkable job in providing a few answers to some lingering questions, effectively using a flashback format from the viewpoint of James T. Kirk.
I don't know exactly what it is, but no one quite writes Kirk as well as I think Ward does. He nails his character.
While I'm sad to know this is the end of Vanguard, I'm very happy I got one more tidbit and it's with melancholy that I finished this piece. Which, I guess, is exactly the feeling the series end should have engendered.
I really disliked this book. Quite boring. The end is just a bunch of sweep it under the rug talk. The middle had some good action. The talk about a very advanced race but then never reveal anything interesting about them. Very disappointing read.