Star Trek: Vanguard
The U.S.S. Enterprise and other starships that participated in the final battle in the Taurus Reach have been remanded to a remote starbase. While evacuees from the station are processed and the ships repaired, restocked, and re-staffed as needed, Captain James T. Kirk is ordered to report to Admiral Heihachiro Nogura, Starbase 47’s second and final commanding officer.
Through flashbacks intercut with the ongoing conversation between Kirk and Nogura, the Enterprise’s involvement in the last days of Operation Vanguard—and the conflict between Starfleet and Tholian forces at Starbase 47—is now told from the perspective of Kirk and his crew.”
NOTE: For those wondering, this is a novella, approximately 30,000 words in length, as opposed to the 70-100,000+ range typical of full-length novels. It’s intended to serve as a sort of “coda” to the Star Trek: Vanguard novel series, which received its rather honest to goodness explosive finale in May 2012 with Storming Heaven. The best way to describe this story is that it’s intended as a “bonus” for readers and fans of the series, and designed to be read after you’ve read all of the other books in their proper order.