Star Trek: The Lost Era — The Sundered

{4.5/5} “You see the Neyel as sundered members of the human family, so you feel responsible for what they do, and for whatever happens to them. It’s understandable that you might think you owe them something. Save them if you can.”

Star Trek: The Lost Era — The Sundered by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels, published in 2003

The Tholians ask for a meeting and Captain Hikaru Sulu and the Excelsior are sent to welcome Ambassador Aidan Burgess and the Tholians aboard. Sulu is also directed by Starfleet to secretly spy on the Tholians, as a military buildup has been spotted. Then Burgess tells the Tholians about Sulus’s probes and they’re destroyed.

This is the 1st of a series of books that take place in between Star Trek VI and “Encounter at Farpoint.”

We get to see people we expect to see on the Excelsior — Chekov, Rand, Tuvok, and Leonard James Akaar. We also get to see a bit more of Zephram Cochrane and Lily Sloane.

When World War III breaks out some people are up in orbit, and we get to see things from their point of view.

It’s about friendship, trying to be true to who you are, and trying outside-the-box plans when the situation seems to call for it.

This is the 2nd time I’ve read it.

I’ve read 8 books by Martin and Mangels, plus 5 that Martin wrote alone. I previously reviewed Martin’s story Star Trek: Seasons of Light and Darkness.

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