By Christopher L. Bennett
A brand new kingdom has arisen from the ashes of the Romulan battle: the United Federation of Planets, an unparalleled union of various species cooperating for the nice of all. Admiral Jonathan Archer—the former captain of the Earth starship <I >Enterprise</I>, whose efforts made this union possible—envisions a colourful Federation selling galactic peace and a multispecies Starfleet devoted to exploring unusual new worlds. Archer’s former crewmates, together with Captain T’Pol of the <I >U.S.S. Endeavour</I> and Captain Malcolm Reed of the <I >U.S.S. Pioneer</I>, paintings with him to safe that vivid destiny. but others in the Federation see its function as mainly army, a united safeguard opposed to a deadly galaxy, whereas a few of its friends view that army may with suspicion and worry. And getting the member international locations, their area fleets, or even their applied sciences to interact as a unified complete is an ongoing problem.
When a brand new hazard emerges from a strength so alien and antagonistic that negotiation turns out very unlikely, a bunch of unaligned worlds asks Starfleet to come back to its security, and the Federation’s leaders grab the chance to construct their recognition as an interstellar energy. yet Archer fears the clash is construction towards an pointless battle, almost certainly taking the younger country down a course it was once by no means intended to stick to. Archer and his allies attempt to discover a greater answer . . . yet previous foes are operating secretly to sabotage their efforts and make sure that the good scan known as the Federation involves a brief and bloody finish.
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