As James T. Kirk prepares to retire from a long and illustrious Starfleet career, events in a distant part of the Federation draw him back to a part of the galaxy he had last visited as a young man, a mysterious world called Faramond whose name takes Kirk on a journey back to his youth.
At 16, Kirk is troubled, estranged from his father, and has a bleak future. However, a trip into space with Kirk's father, George, and Starfleet legend Captain Robert April changes James Kirk's life forever, when a simple voyage becomes a deadly trap. Soon Kirk and his father find themselves fighting for their lives against a vicious and powerful enemy.
Before the voyage ends, father and son will face life and death together, and James T. Kirk will get a glimpse of the future and his own Best Destiny.
Public Domain ©1992 Diane Carey (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
I used to have this story on casset but it got chewed up in the player. I like this story because it features a young James Kirk having problems with his father and trying to figure out who he is. When his father takes him on a mission with Captain Robert April that turns into a dangerous struggle against pirates, young Kirk learns the meaning of loyalty and friendship. This will ultimately make him the man he will become, a starship captain.
You get to see the relationship between Kirk and his father and learn more about Kirks past.
As always James Doohan does a great job as narrator. He brings the characters to life and draws you into the story.
This was one of my favorite stories. I enjoyed listening to it many times.
This is a sequel to Final Frontier, featuring George Kirk (James Kirks father) and Captain Robert April. (Also narrated by James Doohan).
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