Star Trek: Enterprise: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptors Wing : Beneath the Raptor's Wing
At the start of the twenty-first century, unconditional war swept across the Earth. A war that engulfed the great and the small, the rich and the poor, giving no quarter. Each side strove for unconditional victory, and as battle built upon battle, the living began to envy the dead.
Chastised by the cataclysm that they had unleashed, the governments of Earth came together. Humanity vowed to put an end to war and to strive for the betterment of every living creature. A united Earth created Starfleet, an interstellar agency whose mission was to explore the cosmos, to come in peace for all mankind. It was a na?ve wish that was battered by interstellar realities, yet man persists in the belief that peace is the way. Banding together with other powers to form a Coalition of Planets, humanity hopes that the strength each can offer the other will allow for peaceful exploration.
However, the rise of the Coalition strikes dread within the Romulan Star Empire. They feel its growing reach will cut them off from what is rightfully theirs. The Romulans know that the alliance is fragile, that the correct strategy could turn allies into foes. Perfecting a way of remotely controlling Coalition ships and using them as weapons against one another, the Romulans hope to drive a wedge of suspicion and mistrust between these new allies.
One Starfleet captain uncovers this insidious plot: Jonathan Archer of the Enterprise. Determined not to lose what they have gained, outmanned and outgunned, the captains of Starfleet stand tall, vowing to defend every inch of Coalition space until the tide begins to turn.
The Romulans now plan to strike at what they see as the heart of their problem. With nothing left to lose, the Romulan Star Empire engages in all-out war against humanity, determined once and for all to stop the human menace from spreading across the galaxy.
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1 . It connects the dots
Posted July 14, 2012 by steve , minneapolis,mnI actually started with the final book and it intrigued me enough to read the entire series. This book does connect the dots and similar to other reviews, it did take the first 100 pages to get me hooked. Overall, it is a good read.
My only critique are two subtle references to today's politics. The obvious jab at President Bush in the intro and the naming of an Obama spaceport. I, like many others, read Star Trek novels to enjoy distraction from the daily news and pressures. Star Trek is supposed to be about the betterment of the human race. Let's leave the author's personal politics out of it.
Pocket Books/Star Trek
October 17, 2009
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