This time Kirk, Spock and McCoy save the universe again along with the help of the people of the Enterprise and the crew of a science vessel, the Tobias. Need on say more? The book looked perfect except for a little wrinkling of the cover on the top and bottom spine. This description may be from another edition of this product. Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2020, A fun light hearted read that keeps the pages turning. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. In Star Trek: Prometheus it is assumed that the Vulcan resistance is actually the Terran rebellion, which was named for the species who originated it (from the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance's view) and in honor of the Terran Empire (the rebellion's view). © 2008-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. ). Avenger [Shatner, William, Reeves-Stevens, Judith, Reeves-Stevens, Garfield] on William Shatner has 255 books on Goodreads with 87039 ratings. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. In his previous novel, he wrote an extremely ambitious story and dared to write a story challenging some of Star Trek lore. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. Aided by Spock and McCoy, the good guys triumph for now. The Captain's trilogy is simply ignored. A lethal virus, inimical to all conventional forms of plant life, threatens the entire Federation with starvation and dissolution. Shatner's name on a book means that you are going to have a quality read.Avenger is one of his best, thoroughly enjoyable. In Star Trek: Prometheus all of the "Shatner-verse" novels are accepted as canon, with the exception of the Captain's Trilogy. Find all the books, read about the author and more. Something went wrong. Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2019. Home | About | Android Apps | Book Reviews | Profiles | Contact | Privacy, Kicking Lettuce. That said, Shatner writes the BEST Trek books, no doubt. Published by User , 21 years ago. A fairly mundane approach to what could be a highly enjoyable team of Kirk and Picard, no doubt considerably improved by the co-writers. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. He knows how to write action stories that are also very thought-provoking. The Kirk/Spock friendship gets a new and deeper dynamic here. "Shatnerverse" is an unofficial fan term for the continuity in which novels credited as written by William Shatner take place. Copyright LibraryThing and/or members of LibraryThing, authors, publishers, libraries, cover designers, Amazon, Bol, Bruna, etc. The book is said to be written by William Shatner with co-writers Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens so it's hard t tell just who wrote what. Learn more about the program. An intruiging tale that involves seeming corruption even to the highest ranks of the Federation, and an incurable disease that is spreading throughout the galaxy. Pursued by hidden assassins and aided by old lovers and unlikely new allies, the two heroes risk everything, only to find themselves confronted by the one man who might be able to stop them: Captain jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise NCC-1701-E. Full of high adventure and powerful drama, Star Trek: Avenger is an engrossing new Star Trek epic--and a moving tale of past memories and new hope that only William Shatner could tell. After reading The Return, I wondered how Shatner could top an all time showdown with the Borg, whilst having Kirk and his friends fighting alongside with Picard and his crew, but this story actually continues on just like you would expect the epic saga known as Star Trek to. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in hardback in May 1997. It is the end of the Trilogy that began with Return. Published by User , 16 years ago. While reading this well-written book my imagination was more satisfying than any television movie or film sequel could ever be. This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. Minor inconsistencies including, but not limited to, a Vulcan resistance which is separate from the Terran rebellion/resistance, are viewed as "typos". No Kindle device required. I just wish with all my heart that Shatner's books would be considered canonical (I already consider them that way) and were put on the big screen instead of watered down hooey like Insurrection and what not. Determined to the learn the truth, Spock begins a highly logical investigation that soon leads him to a reunion with a long-lost friend he never expected to see again. In his previous novel, he wrote an extremely ambitious story and dared to … Finally, Shatner answers that question with this novel! "Shatnerverse" is an unofficial fan term for the continuity in which novels credited as written by William Shatner take place. Again, Shatner works with co-writers Judith & Garfield Reeve-Stevens for this book! With the Federation already on the brink of overpopulation, Starfleet's resources are stretched to their limit. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. There seems to be no right or wrong side to be on - only the methods used for getting the message across differs. However, I saw Avenger at my library and couldn't resist. I let her read the books that I have and then she wanted to know about the shows! 2003 - 2020. Once again, you have Kirk and Spock back together again (oh but look for 144-year old Admiral McCoy in this novel) along with the "Next Generation" crew to save the Federation from this lethal virus! Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 10, 2013, this is one of a set of three books a must read for any Star Trek fan, William Shatner at his best, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 14, 2016, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 1, 2017, Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2020, A fun light hearted read that keeps the pages turning. The added depth leaves the reader to question the definition of what is evil. I watched Original Series with her and then I watched the movies with her! In the episode "Life 2", Nelkast (of Section 31) makes a passing mention of the "Shatnerverse" to Ensign Dan. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. This one was good enough to make me gasp wtf at the end. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I never really trusted books written by actors so I stayed away from William Shatner for awhile. Maybe... Just watch the amazing character development that takes place in this thing. Although RETURN is my true favorite, this one still weaves a good tale, and includes all the best characters. Keep it up Bill! But that aside, it's a great story linking elements from the original series with Next Generation. In Pendragon continuity, the resolution of the conflict begun in Spectre remains unknown (as yet). Whole worlds and complete star systems are placed under quarantine, causing interstellar food supplies to run dangerously low, and hostile alien empires to eye the weakened Federation with malevolence. Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books. Star Trek Avenger - A great conclusion to the first trilogy! Now, William Shatner brings his distinctive blend of talents as an actor, writer, director, and producer to continue the saga of Jim Kirk's second life -- and to reunite one of the greatest teams of any future century...Star Trek: Avenger. While, it may help to read the first book of the trilogy by Shatner, Ashes of Eden - I did not and I was okay - there are a couple of overlapping characters here. Though not as ambitious or compelling as The Return - With Avenger, William Shatner (with the help of Judith and Garfield Reeves Stevens), once again proved he is a first rate Star Trek author. The third in a sort-of trilogy by Shatner, sort-of (Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens are credited co-writers on the inside) featuring James T. Kirk, alive and well in Picard's time. Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfilment centres, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. But that aside, it's a great story linking elements from the original series with Next Generation. But that aside, it's a great story linking elements from the original series with Next Generation. This is the third of a trilogy of novels. Having read the first 2 books of Shatner's "Star Trek" novels, I was more than eager to read "Avenger" when it came out 4 years ago! Elsewhere in the galaxy, Ambassador Spock, his diplomatic efforts stalled by the spread of famine and chaos, returns to his native world of Vulcan to confront a mystery of a deeply personal nature. Not so much the case when you have this group of anarchists trying to prove their point to the Federation by unleashing this virus upon solar systems!