Star Trek: TNG — Triangle: Imzadi II

{5/5} “I suggest you read the works of Shakespeare… preferably in the original Klingon. You will find Romeo and Juliet, in particular, most instructive. Warring houses, murder, suicide… I tell you, Alexander… it makes you proud to be a Klingon.”

Star Trek: TNG — Triangle: Imzadi II by Peter David, published in 1998

After the Enterprise-D saucer section crashes on Veridian III, Worf asks Deanna to marry him and she says yes. Will was about to declare his feelings for Deanna, but now he decides he can’t. While Picard and Riker are busy with the Starfleet inquiry, Troi and Worf visit their parents. Meanwhile, Tom Riker is in a Cardassian work camp where he befriends a Romulan spy.

In the last episodes of the TV show, Deanna Troi and Worf became a couple. In Nemesis, Deanna Troi and Will Riker got married. This book tells the story of what happened in between.

It might not be as iconic as Imzadi but it is nevertheless astonishing. The screenwriters made things difficult for David, in terms of making the things I listed in the previous paragraph consistent with Imzadi. But he is a wizard — he made them make sense.

The story features Sela, Alexander, Sergey and Helena Rozhenko, Lwaxana Troi, and Gowron. And one more special guest at the end.*

This is the 2nd time I’ve read it.

I’ve read 26 novels, 3 graphic novels, and a bunch of comic books by David. I previously reviewed Star Trek: The Next Generation — Imzadi.

Spoiler alert


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