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For the race of the same name, see Preserver.
Series: The Original Series
Author(s): William Shatner with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Publication information
Published: Hardcover - July 2000
Reprint(s): Paperback - April 2001
Pages: 374
ISBN: Hardcover: ISBN 0671021257
Paperback: ISBN 0671021265
Chronology
Date: 2375

Contents

Summary

For three full decades, on television and in film, actor William Shatner has portrayed one of the legendary heroes of science fiction: James Tiberius Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise. Although Kirk was believed to have perished at the conclusion of Star Trek Generations, his amazing literary resurrection led to an acclaimed trilogy of national bestsellers, The Ashes of Eden, The Return, and Avenger.

Now William Shatner again brings his unique blend of talents as actor, writer, director, and producer to the conclusion of the new trilogy begun with Spectre and continuing with Dark Victory, as two men -- and two universes -- never meant to meet are drawn closer together toward an inevitable and destructive reaction....

The deadly and tyrannical Emperor Tiberius, formerly captain of the I.S.S. Enterprise, had great success turning captured alien weaponry to his advantage, but his failed attempt to seize the tantalizing advances of the ancient First Federation has always rankled him. In the more peaceful universe of the United Federation of Planets, Tiberius sees his second chance. And a new ally will help him take it -- the counterpart for whom he has nothing but contempt, the man whose U.S.S. Enterprise made first contact with the First Federation: Starfleet Captain James T. Kirk.

Honorable, idealistic, and decent, James T. Kirk is many things Tiberius is not. But he is also a man deeply in love with his wife -- and Teilani is dying. To save her life, Kirk will compromise his ideals and enter into his most dangerous alliance yet.

Pursued by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and a new generation of Starfleet heroes, Kirk will guide Tiberius to a long-abandoned First Federation base. There, he expects to find a source of power so great it will enable Tiberius to conquer the mirror universe -- and his own.

But on their journey Kirk will uncover long-hidden secrets about the past that raise the stakes far beyond the mere survival of Kirk's family and friends to nothing less than the continued existence of the universe.

At the heart of their quest, something else is waiting: an object from a civilization whose technology is far more advanced than any Kirk or Tiberius could expect to acquire, placed there for Kirk's eyes only by the mysterious aliens who appear to have influenced life within the galaxy over eons of time -- a message from the Preservers....

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Age of HeroesdilithiumFundamental Declarations of the Martian ColoniesGreat Auction of ‘05Kansas InquisitionMartian RevolutionPreserver obeliskSuraktic MethodTime of AwakeningUniform Code of Starfleet Justice

Information

The sixth Shatnerverse novel. German translation ISBN 3453196554

Related stories

Stories featuring the mirror universe
Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly" • prose: Age of the Empress • "Nobunaga"


The Original Series episode: "Mirror, Mirror" • comics: "... Promises to Keep" • "Double Image" • "Deadly Reflection!" • "The Tantalus Trap!" • "Masquerade!" • "Behind Enemy Lines!" • "The Beginning of the End..." • "Homecoming..." • Fragile GlassMirror Images ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 4" • "Issue 5") • prose: SpectreDark VictoryPreserverThe Sorrows of Empire • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • video game: Shattered Universe
The Next Generation comic: "Mirror Images, Issue 3" • prose: Dark MirrorThreeThe Worst of Both Worlds • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail"
Deep Space Nine episodes: "Crossover" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "Shattered Mirror" • "Resurrection" • "The Emperor's New Cloak" • comic: "Enemies & Allies" • prose: Dark PassionsWarpathSaturn's ChildrenFearful Symmetry • "A Terrible Beauty" • The Soul Key
Voyager prose: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent • "Bitter Fruit"
New Frontier comics: Turnaround ("Part I" • "Part II" • "Part III" • "Part IV" • "Part V") • prose: Cutting Ties • "Homecoming"
Klingon Empire prose: "Family Matters" Titan prose: "Empathy" Vanguard prose: "The Black Flag"
Miniseries and anthologies comics: The Mirror Universe SagaTurnaroundMirror Imagesprose: Mirror Universe TrilogyMirror Universe (Glass EmpiresObsidian AlliancesShards and Shadows)

External links

Star Trek Novels by William Shatner
Odyssey: The Ashes of Eden The Return Avenger
Mirror Universe: Spectre Dark Victory Preserver
Totality: Captain's Peril Captain's Blood Captain's Glory
The Academy: Collision Course Trial Run -
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The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2375.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in six other timeframes:
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Chapters 5-11
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Think Tank
2375
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2375
Chapters 19-37
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The Dogs of War
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Final Entry
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2375
Chapter 38, Epilogue
Next Adventure:
Relativity
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Almost... But Not Quite
Section 1
2063
Chapter 39
Next Adventure:
Federation
2065
Previous Adventure:
All Good Things...
2395
2400
The Ashes of Eden
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The Fall of Terok Nor
2400

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