'Soldiers of Fear' is one part of the Invasion series of Star trek novels that reach over several different incarnations of the show. In this, book two, we return to the safe bosom of The Next Generation as they fight against a old enemy that use fear to defeat their foes. The Furies, as they are known, do not believe in negotiation and peace, but death and conquering. Can Picard and co overcome their irrational fears and close a wormhole in space before the Furies release their army?
This book is typical Star Trek fair and is ok to an extent. It is very short and the story has little time to develop due to this. Also the introduction of a new character, Sam Redbay, means that you pretty much know what going to happen from the beginning. Another major criticism of this book, that reduced it down from average to poor, is that supposedly the Furies are a race that is parallel to The Borg in terms of power. However, the crew of the Enterprise are able to undo their weapons in approximately an hour. Oooooooohhh scary!
For all its faults, I would not go out of my way to read this book, but for fans of the show it is a gentle aside for a day or two. Even though it is part of a series it can easily be read as a standalone title.