Star Trek ENT: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing

{4.5/5} “These survivors were mostly silent, stifling their desultory conversations as Archer and T’Pol advanced slowly through their nearly stationary ranks… As he passed them, Archer could feel the quickly accumulating weight of their gazes falling upon his back, hard stones of summary judgement cast by an army of the unquiet dead.”

Star Trek: Enterprise — The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor’s Wing by Michael A. Martin, published in 2009

The Romulans have attacked Coalition of Planets ships and planets, using their secret technology that lets them control other ships. Meanwhile, Ensigns Mayweather and Sato have requested transfers off Enterprise. Meanwhile, Trip’s escape pod from a Romulan ship is rescued by Vulcans.

The story involves Shran, T’Pau, Soval, starship captain Erkia Hernandez, and reporter Gannett Brooks.

This complex set of storylines is gripping in Martin’s hands. The Romulan parts of the story feel like a James Clavell novel, with everyone plotting against each other.

I’ve read 3 books by Martin, plus 6 books by Martin and Andy Mangels. The previous entry in the story of the 22nd century is Star Trek: Enterprise — Kobayashi Maru by Martin and Mangels.

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