Peaceable Kingdoms

PeaceableKingdoms-coverStar Trek: The Fall

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Following the resolution of the fertility crisis that nearly caused their extinction, the Andorian people now stand ready to rejoin the United Federation of Planets. The return of one of its founding member worlds is viewed by many as the first hopeful step beyond the uncertainty and tragedy that have overshadowed recent events in the Alpha Quadrant. But as the Federation looks to the future and the special election to name President Bacco’s permanent successor, time is running out to apprehend those responsible for the respected leader’s brutal assassination. Even as elements of the Typhon Pact are implicated for the murder, Admiral William Riker holds key knowledge of the true assassins— a revelation that could threaten the fragile Federation-Cardassian alliance.

Questions and concerns also continue to swell around Bacco’s interim successor, Ishan Anjar, who uses the recent bloodshed to further a belligerent, hawkish political agenda against the Typhon Pact. With the election looming, Riker dispatches his closest friend, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, in a desperate attempt to uncover the truth. But as Picard and the Enterprise crew pursue the few remaining clues, Riker must act on growing suspicions that someone within Ishan’s inner circle has been in league with the assassins from the very beginning . . . .

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So, yes, this is the fifth and final novel in the Star Trek: The Fall miniseries. The other four books are:

Revelation and Dust, by David R. George III
The Crimson Shadow, by Una McCormack
A Ceremony of Losses, by David Mack
The Poisoned Chalice, by James Swallow

People have asked me if writing Peaceable Kingdoms was a similar experience to writing Paths of Disharmony for the initial four-part Typhon Pact miniseries, and I think that this one was more challenging. While the Typhon Pact books largely kept to themselves, each of The Fall books were more dependent upon each other, mine perhaps more so since I was the one tasked with wrapping up the whole thing. It also was tremendous fun, and I like where things end up at the end of this arc with respect to Captain Picard and the Enterprise-E. What’s next? Who knows? Stay tuned 🙂

In addition to providing a permanent home for links to find and order the book, this entry also will serve as the book’s “official” Q&A thread. Those of you who want to chat about the book, feel free to post your questions/etc. to the comments section. For those of you who’ve found this page and perhaps not yet read the book, BEWARE THAT SPOILERS ARE POSSIBLE FROM THIS POINT FORWARD.

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