Star Trek: The Lost Era — Well of Souls

{4.5/5} “I guess I’m just not making myself clear. Isn’t it funny how each of us can understand the impulse to kill for revenge or self-defense, but that none of us is willing, for one second, to put ourselves in the shoes of someone who feels cornered, or that he has nothing to lose?”

Star Trek: The Lost Era — Well of Souls by Ilsa J. Bick, published in 2003

Captain Rachel Garrett’s ex-husband Ven Kaldarren is searching for an ancient Cardassian tomb –the ancient Cardassians were rumoured to have an incredible telepathic technology. Enterprise officers Halak and Batra are on the dangerous planet Farius Prime to convince Arava, the woman who is like a sister to Halak, to abandon her life of crime.

This story gets off to a bit of a slow start — the characters are either new, or ones we’ve only seen once before. Rachel Garrett and the Enterprise-C appeared in the Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise.”

But the characters are interesting, as is the story they’re involved in. Our old friend Dr. McCoy shows up a couple of times.

This is the 1st book by Bick I’ve read, and it is her 1st novel. She published a couple of stories in the Strange New Worlds anthologies and in Challenging Destiny.

The previous novel in the Lost Era series is The Art of the Impossible.

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