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Star Trek: Vulcan's Heart

Star Trek: Vulcan's Heart

Written by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz

Narrated by Tim Russ


Star Trek: Vulcan's Heart

Written by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz

Narrated by Tim Russ

ratings:
4/5 (6 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Released:
Jul 1, 1999
ISBN:
9780743519571
Format:
Audiobook

Description

2329: Now a diplomat for the United Federation of Planets, Spock agrees to a bonding with Commander Saavik. More than a betrothal, less than a wedding, the sacred Vulcan rite is attended by both Spock's father, Sarek, and a nervous young Starfleet lieutenant named Jean-Luc Picard.

2344: Ambassador Spock receives a top-secret communication from the heart of the Romulan Empire. Decades before, Spock had met and betrayed an honorable Romulan commander during the so-called "Enterprise incident." Now she needs his help to prevent a catastrophe that could threaten the peace of the entire quadrant. Spock risks everything by traveling incognito to Romulus itself, but his covert mission becomes even more perilous when Saavik crosses the Neutral Zone to rescue him.

Enmeshed in the treacherous political intrigues of the Romulan capital, undone by a fire that grows ever hotter within his blood, Spock must use all his logic and experience to survive a crisis that will ultimately determine the fate of empires. Vulcan's Heart is a powerful tale that explores an untold turning point in the ongoing saga of Spock and the world of Vulcan.

Released:
Jul 1, 1999
ISBN:
9780743519571
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Josepha Sherman was an American author, folklorist, and anthologist. In 1990 she won the Compton Crook Award for the novel The Shining Falcon. She died in 2012, and is remembered for her large and diverse output of both high-quality fiction and nonfiction.


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  • (4/5)
    Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz's Vulcan's Heart follows Spock on an early mission to explore the possibility of reuniting Vulcans with their Romulan "cousins." Sherman and Shwartz draw upon a wide range of background material, including the Romulan commander from The Original Series episode, "The Enterprise Incident," Jean-Luc Picard's meeting with Sarek from The Next Generation episode "Sarek," the Enterprise-C's role at Narenda III and the fate of Tasha Yar from the alternate timeline as covered in "Yesterday's Enterprise" and "Redemption II," and Spock's relationship with the Romulan Senator Pardek in "Unification." Additionally, Sherman and Shwartz include references to their previous novel, Vulcan's Forge. Their story effortlessly links these pieces of background information from the various Next Generation episodes to create a novel true to the characters and interesting for its examination of Vulcan and Romulan culture. The authors manage to create suspense despite the fact that fans of the franchise know the fates of many of the characters in advance. Nor do they waste cameos; instead, they demonstrate an almost encyclopedic knowledge of background so that it makes sense for characters to appear where they do in the narrative. While the canonical nature of many Star Trek books is often in doubt, this ranks among the best for the authors' story and their use of the television and film material.
  • (4/5)
    This book is written by the same people who wrote Vulcan's Forge and like that book it is well written.
  • (5/5)
    I absolutely adore this book. It is exciting and engaging, and the romantic struggle between Spock and Saavik makes me positively giddy.
  • (3/5)
    Spock is bonded to Saavik, gets the unification bug in his head and goes undercover to help Charvarnek, the Romulan commander whom he stole the cloaking device from in the original series. Saavik goes undercover (on Uhura's orders -- Uhura's running Starfleet Intelligence these days) to find out what Spock is doing. In the middle of all this -- pon farr. Wheee!