Aboard the science ship Intrepid II, Captain Spock, commanding some of his old crewmates, faces his greatest challenge and his most difficult choice. "Fascinating!" says Leonard Nimoy, who narrates this "dramatic tale...that answers long-standing questions about Spock's life choices."
"Sound effects were distracting"
A powerful tale that explores an untold turning point in the ongoing saga of Spock and the world of Vulcan, Vulcan's Heart goes from Spock's bonding rite in 2329 to a covert mission at the heart of the Romulan Empire in 2344. Read by Tim Russ!
"Not bad at all."
Following their best sellers Vulcan's Forge and Vulcan's Heart, Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz embark on a new trilogy chronicling the latter-day adventures of one of Star Trek's most beloved characters, shedding new light on his world's shocking history.
"book two please"
Set during the fall of the Byzantine Empire, a historical fantasy follows the adventures of Leo Ducas, an exiled nobleman, who falls in love with a beautiful Jewess with world-shaking powers.
Cross and Crescent continues the story of the Empire of Byzantium, once the center of the world. After centuries of power, the Imperial Throne is in danger. The citizens of that great nation must play a dangerous game to save their land, from infidel and barbarian Christian both - and the things done in God's name may condemn an entire generation.
Byzantium lies at the intersection of East and West, in the heart of the most opulent empire the world has ever known. Warrior Prince Marric has to fight for his right to defend his position as heir of the kingship. Last in the powerful line of kings descended from Alexander the Great, he is ordained by the gods of the people to rule alongside his beloved and wise sister, Alexa. But a sorcerer of dark magic has usurped the throne and Marric is exiled.
Humanity is inextricably torn in an interplanetary war that could lead to the death of human society. Project Seedcorn is probably the last and best hope for the human race. A small group of refugees, scraping out an existence on the edge of human-occupied territory, has been given orders to live as though everything were ordinary and there were no war. Now, everyone's lives depend on the children.
A magical retelling of the legend of the Wandering Jew follows Kundry - the harlot who is condemned to wander the Earth for all eternity for laughing at the crucifixion of Christ - the evil sorcerer Klingsor, and Parsival the fool.
On distant Pennllyn, a barbaric fate awaits the Princess Gwenlliant. For here it is decreed that every queen must one day slay herself with the sacrificial dagger called Queensblade. This is the third volume in the Heirs to Byzantium.
Alexa, princess of Byzantium, was destined to rule with her devoted brother Marric until the evil forces cast dark magic upon her and made her betray him. Thus, Marric feels under assault, a usurper has seized the throne and, by means both magical and moral, defeated Alexa. Saved by warrior allies, Alexa has been taken to an unfamiliar northern land. Convinced of Marric's death, she is consumed by guilt and fear. Even from afar, the usurper's power reaches out to trap her.