Restoration

Restoration

Peter R. David

Book 11.0 of Star Trek: New Frontier

language: English

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Publishing date: Feb 15, 2001

Words: 135310
Pages: 518

Description:

From the universe of Star Trek The Next Generation(R) Peter David's bestselling novels of Star Trek: New Frontier have been a genuine publishing phenomenon. Now the series hits a new landmark with the first original hardcover to chronicle the adventures of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the valiant crew of the "U.S.S. Excalibur." But the latest chapter begins with the future of Calhoun and his mission very much in doubt.... The "Excalibur" has been destroyed, the victim of insidious sabotage. Last seen on board only moments before it was blown to bits, Captain Mackenzie Calhoun was assumed lost with his ship. Now First Officer Elizabeth Shelby has been granted a command of her own, the "U.S.S. Exeter, " where she will discover exactly what kind of a captain she is meant to become. But what about Calhoun? Unbeknownst to Starfleet, the resourceful Xenexian officer escaped the cataclysmic demise of the "Excalibur, " only to end up marooned on the primitive outback world of Yakaba. There he eventually befriends Shula, a woman with the strange and inexplicable ability to summon rain for her parched and struggling frontier community. Shula's powers, however, have made her the target of jealous and avaricious enemies. They will stop at nothing to seize control of her special gifts -- or destroy them forever. Trapped on a hostile world, unable to contact Starfleet or even let Shelby and the others know he is still alive, Calhoun is drawn into a life-or-death struggle against relentless foes. Full of unexpected twists and surprises as only Peter David can devise them, "Restoration" is a major turning point in the ongoing saga of "Star Trek(R): New Frontier." The ever resourceful Captain Mackenzie Calhoun abruptly finds himself at a loss -- marooned on he primitive outback world of Yakaba after his ship, *Excalibur*, is destroyed by deadly sabotage.  He is separated from his loyal first officer, Shelby, who has gone one to command the Exeter and is certain that Calhoun has been blasted into oblivion. On Yakaba's dry frontier, Calhoun meets and befriends Shula, an extraordinary woman beset by enemies trying to control or destroy her and her gift -- summoning rain to her parched homeland.  Trapped on this hostile world, unable to relay to his people that he survived their ship's cataclysm, Calhoun must stand against countless adversaries who will stop at nothing to gain power or keep it from others. Life and death hang in the balance. Out in the distance, mourning but determined to move on, Shelby must discover what sort of captain she really is.