Sarek (Star Trek: The Original Series Unnumbered)
A.C. Crispin

The novel begins after the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country™. Spock’s mother, Amanda Grayson, is dying, and Spock returns to the planet Vulcan where he and Sarek enjoy a rare moment of rapprochement. But just as his wife’s illness grows worse, duty calls Sarek away—once again sowing seeds of conflict between father and son. Yet soon, Sarek and Spock must put aside their differences and work together to foil a far-reaching plot to destroy the Federation—a plot that Sarek has seen in the making for nearly his entire career. The epic story will take the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise™ to the heart of the Klingon Empire, where Captain Kirk’s last surviving relative has become a pawn in a battle to divide the Federation… and conquer it. With Sarek’s help, the crew of the Starship Enterprise™ learns that all is not as it seems. Before they can prevent the Federation’s destruction, they must see the face of their hidden enemy—an enemy more insidious and more dangerous than any they have faced before…

Sarek (Star Trek: The Original Series Unnumbered) book cover

This was a very powerful story. The flashback scenes were some of the most compelling I’ve seen in trek, especially for being, in the majority, Vulcan. . Although the current action wasn’t as overwhelming, and the Kirk legacy did perhaps detract a little from the gravitas of Sarek himself, the book was intriguing, filling in several missing gaps and providing insight into a character so ably portrayed onscreen.

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