Synopses & Reviews
Tensions remain high as the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Star Empire attempt to maintain their fragile post-Dominion War peace in the wake of the brutal attack by the mysterious Watraii, which ended with the loss of Admiral Pavel Chekov. When Admiral Uhura receives intelligence regarding a Watraii base that may contain more than one surprise, she sends Ambassador Spock, Captain Saavik, Ruanek, Captain Montgomery Scott, and Lieutenant Commander Data on a covert mission to learn its secrets....
But the truth of the Watraii has its basis millennia in the past. In the time of Surak, Vulcans were at a crossroads, on the cusp of either embracing logic or succumbing to their passions and thereby destroying themselves. With Surak's blessing, a group of Vulcans left their turbulent homeworld to find their destiny in the unknown reaches of space. But the stars prove even more unforgiving than the desert sands of Vulcan, as Karatek, the reluctant leader of the exiles, struggles to hold his people together.
"Sherman and Shwartz do an outstanding job of depicting the diverse and disjointed segments of Vulcan society.... You quickly connect with the characters as you read and their struggles cannot help but move you. This is strong stuff."
-- Jacqueline Bundy, treknation.com
The genesis of the Watraii, a long-lost offshoot of the Vulcan race who are waging a bloody war against the Romulan Empire, is explored in this second installment. Millennia ago, during the time of Surak, a group of Vulcans left their turbulent home world to find their destiny. Original.