Star Trek: In the Name of Honor

{4.5/5} “‘The legend of Kahless,’ Koloth continued, ‘is the foundation upon which the Empire stands. Without his guidance, we are doomed to a fate of self-destruction. For a time, that was forgotten by many Klingons. Other, selfish concerns blinded us to Kahless’ teachings, but that is beginning to change.'”

Star Trek: In the Name of Honor by Dayton Ward, published in 2002

The Klingons and the Federation are having peace talks — Kirk has brought some diplomats to the talks. While there he runs into his old acquaintance Koloth — who looks significantly different than he used to. Koloth gives him a data recorder which reveals that Klingons took crewmembers from a starship prisoner eight years ago.

This book takes place after Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. It functions as a bridge between The Original Series and The Next Generation, particularly regarding the Klingons.

It’s about a society in the midst of change.

Kirk, Spock, and Sulu are featured, as well as our old friend Koloth. Koloth is a terrific character — particularly at this point in his life.

I previously reviewed Ward’s novel Star Trek: The Fall — Peaceable Kingdoms.

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