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An all-new novel based upon the explosive Star Trek TV series!

A shattered ship, a divided crew - trapped in the infernal nightmare of conflict!

Hearing of the outbreak of hostilities between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, Captain Christopher Pike attempts to bring the U.S.S. Enterprise home to join in the fight. But in the hellish nebula known as the Pergamum, the stalwart commander instead finds an epic battle of his own, pitting ancient enemies against one another - with not just the Enterprise, but her crew as the spoils of war.

Lost and out of contact with Earth for an entire year, Pike and his trusted first officer, Number One, struggle to find and reunite the ship’s crew - all while Science Officer Spock confronts a mystery that puts even his exceptional skills to the test...with more than their own survival possibly riding on the outcome....

©2019 John Jackson Miller (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Audio

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A definite fave

I absolutely loved this novel. I've listened to all of the Discovery tie in novels and while I've enjoyed them all, most were.... lacking something. This one, however, had everything I could have wanted in a Star Trek tie in: Sparks of humor and humanity, engaging plot, interesting aliens and alien cultures, space battles, witty banter, sci-fi techno babble, and much more.

Most important, though, were the Characters. Oh stars, how I love the characterizations in this book.

Pike was, imo, spot on. His tendency to shoulder everything himself, his loyalty to his crew, his reckless leaps with no regard for his own life. He felt very true to both Disco and TOS Pike and this book only made me love him more.

I LOVED getting to know Una better. I treasure every scrap of characterization I can get about her. I adore her pragmatism, her get shit done attitude, her loyalty to Pike, her intellect and down to earth attitude. She is such a joy and I hope to see more of her in the future.

And Spock....oh, Spock. Seeing a younger, pre Disco S2 Spock was both a joy and a curse. A joy, because I love the insight into how Spock's time as a young officer shapes him into the older Spock every one knows and loves. It's a curse though, because the stuff Spock goes through in this book sheds a whole new light on his trials in S2. And my heart aches for him more than it already did.

The friendship and banter, trust and loyalty these three have for each other was one of my favorite things about the book. Their interactions were gold and I enjoyed every minute I got of them. Honestly, I don't know what I'll do if we don't get their spin off series....

Beyond these three known characters, though, are the original characters. I greatly enjoyed every one of them-- even some I wasn't expecting to like! They were multidimensional, their motives were believable, their voices distinct. It's not often I get as invested in the side characters as I do the main ones, so this was a very pleasant surprise.

overall, I highly recommend this book. so much so that I've already gushed about it enough to my Trekkie friends that I've got 4 of them reading it themselves now. I also went out and bought a hard copy of the book, too.

It's got the Star Trek feel to it, promise, and you should definitely give it a go!

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A great back story of Pikes Enterprise

Really enjoyable. Held my attention from beginning to end. Filled in a large portion of back story of Pike, Spock, Una and the mission Enterprise was on before its encounter with Discovery.

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Solid Trek

A little slow in the beginning but overall a solid story that ties perfectly in with the second season of ST Discovery. If you lived Pikes adventures on the series, dont skip this one.

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Star Trek Meets Starship Trooper

As an avid star trek novel reader I have to admit this is my first Star Trek Discovery novel and I love it!! As I said in the title Star Trek meets Starship Trooper (by Robert A Heinlein) I say this because the adversary that captures some of the crew are wearing mobile armor just like the soldiers in Starship Troopers and the enemies THEY fight are the arachnids of the Heinlein novel. Starship Troopers is my favorite novel and I have enjoyed this one even more because of that!.
I plan on listening to more of the Discovery series of books and hope they are as good as this one is.

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Pike and Discovery fans will love it

if you fell in love which Star Trek Discovery season 2 in the story of Captain Christopher Pike and how he came to be in season 2 if you're a fan of the original series this book will thrill you

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Good Book and Gives Back Story to the Series

Another good book in the series and adds to the back story of the universe. I suggest watching the series first and this add more details to what is happening in the shows.

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"Their Eyes Narrowed"

When going into this book I had mixed feeling because I absolutely hated the second Season of Discovery, however the one thing that shined though how awful the storytelling was is Anson Mount as Captain Pike. So when I heard that there was gonna be a book all about Pike and the fact that the Discovery books all seem better than the show they're based on I found myself looking forward to it... Until I skim-read some reviews favorably comparing it to "Starship Troopers" and at the time I thought they were comparing it to the Paul Verhoeven adaptation witch is overtly a satire on fascism but after reading the boo myself I can say that the comparisons are actually to the book not the movie. And these comparisons are surface level and amount to there is an alien species that has their army in mech suits that fall from space. And all of that is fine.
An okay story but a little drawn out in my opinion but it was narrated well. I would say it as a whole was better than the second season of Discovery. I think this is supposed to explain why the Enterprise was out of commission for most the second Season but it doesn't really do that well (at least in my opinion). It's better as a stand-alone story rather than a companion pice or backstory. It does try to lay the ground work for some of the more ridiculous stuff with the red angel and Spock for the show but it feels so out of place. It is not bad mind you just okay but the author needs to stop saying people's eyes narrowed because it is incredibly distracting. My eyes narrowed every time a characters eyes narrowed as a reaction to another characters eyes narrowed... I think I counted 4 times in one chapter perhaps more... its a weird writing quirk

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outstanding trek

such a good story to read about the early days of Captain. I would recommend

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Love The Enterprise Crew, Story is okay

I generally love Anson Mount’s depiction of Chris Pike. A compassionate and competent leader that isn’t perfect that depends on his team to make the right call. That’s a realistic depiction of a leader to me.

Unfortunately for me this story is just kind of meh. I liked how it explained where the Enterprise was in connection to what was going on with Discovery and the Klingon War, but the villains were just really linear and kind of dumb to be honest.

The best part of this book is learning about the enterprise crew and some of the members we might see in the upcoming Strange New Worlds show. There was definitely a lot of good depth to Pike and Una. And it also made me not hate Connelly as much after how much a d-bag he was when they showed up on Discovery in season two. Spock’s development to learning about the seven signals was also nice to see.

So bottom line... story is just okay, but the development of the Enterprise crew members was actually pretty solid.

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Nice explanation of where Enterprise was

Good background material, but not as much of a "Star Trek" story as I'd like.

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  • Jules
  • 12-17-19

Excellent

This was my first Star Trek novel. I'm a big fan of the franchise and decided to try listening to a novel. I love how there is much more time to get into the story and to develop the characters. I felt as though I got to know them as well as if I had watched a whole series of TV episodes. Robert Petkoff's narration was excellent and really helped to bring the characters to life and differentiate between them. Highly recommend it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-25-21

Excellent book.

Great story. Great action. Loved it! For Star Trek fans a must. Will give you more insight into season 2 of Discovery.

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  • lewis boynton
  • 12-05-20

My favourite star trek book

Loved this novel, its a great way to introduce people to captain pike (a captain who may not been know as well as the rest)
It is a perfect novel which really sets up season 2 of star trek discovery and works with the info of season one
The narrator is excellent during doing an excellent job of all the characters my favourite been Mr Spock

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  • Lorraine
  • 11-15-20

Great starting Point to Understand Cpt. Chris Pike

Great adventure after slow start, stay with it to immense yourself within the continuing adventures of the Enterprise and it's crew.
The narrator breathes life in to the characters and the story. Fully recommend to fellow Trekies or those new to the on going saga as this is a stand alone story which could be enjoyed by anyone interested in space exploration. LL&P

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  • Sally-Ann morgan-smith
  • 07-23-20

great book

i love robert petkoff , great narrator

great story laid out well , well reccomended

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  • Hogey One
  • 12-18-19

Prequel to Discovery Season 2

Well narrated and a good Star Trek story. Really enjoyed it and would recommend it to any Trekker out there who enjoyed the new Pike in the TV series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-19

Amazing

An amazing link between season one and two of TV show. A wonderful narrator

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  • Dex Scott Etherton
  • 10-02-19

Incredible

feels a major plot hole from Season 2 of Discovery. written incredibly well (what else would we expect?) and Petkoff is amazing as always. I absolutely loved this book!

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  • David Patrick O'Brien
  • 08-23-19

Excellent read

Excellent story that filled in a lot of blanks! Very good Pike impersonation by the narrator too.

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  • Drone
  • 08-13-19

The Enterprise Wow

Excellent read! A prequel to Star Trek Discovery S2. from the perspective of Chistopher Pike and the USS Enterprise. Enormous story. Well realised villains. Loved the characters. A genuine Space Opera offered in the Trek style. Not a fan of the accents the narrator did on the audiobook - might just be me.

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  • Nyeah
  • 04-16-21

Absolutely Thrilling

Loved it, great and thrilling story, once I started it was hard to put down. Another great reading by Robert Petkoff. Highly recommend

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  • Ensign Frrranko
  • 09-22-20

Sensational

This is an amazingly rich tale. Rich in detail, drama, action and wonderfully unique for a Trek adventure. The new alien species' are fantastic and the scenarios are very dramatic.

Written and narrated exceptionally well.

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  • PiperoftheMillennium
  • 10-29-19

Excellent tale of Enterprise's missing year

It's a long tale and sometimes a bit predictable, but a fun story that covers a long period of time. It takes a fair amount of time to flesh out the characters and make them real. The ending wasn't nicely wrapped up in a bow, which I also appreciate. Life is not like that.
Kudos to the reader. Mel Blanc would have been proud.