Star Trek: Sarek

{5/5} “Amanda Grayson Sarek possessed great strength, fortitude, and courage: the strength to survive a world that poses great hardships for outworlders; the fortitude to endure the suspicion and distrust in which humans were frequently held; and the courage to forever alter the way Vulcans view the people of Terra. She changed us, not through strident protest, but by quietly prevailing, becoming over the years a living testament.”

Star Trek: Sarek by A. C. Crispin, published in 1994

Sarek has suspicions about a plot against the Federation but he has no proof. He and his aide Soran travel to Freelan to find that the beings who always disguise themselves are really Romulans. On Earth Jim Kirk’s nephew Peter infiltrates an anti-Vulcan group. On Vulcan Sarek’s wife Amanda has entered her final days.

This novel takes place after Star Trek VI.

The present-day story might not be as iconic as some of the others I’ve been rereading lately, but it’s a great one. There are flashbacks to when Sarek and Amanda first met. 

The character of Sarek is present in many Star Trek novels, including most of the ones I’ve been rereading lately, but this is the only one where he’s the main character. Other characters featured include Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and Chancellor Azetbur.

The best parts illuminate Sarek’s relationship with Amanda — and his relationship with Spock. It’s about honour, forgiveness, and love.

This is the 2nd time I’ve read it.

I’ve read all 4 of Crispin’s Star Trek books.

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