Peter David's New Frontier series has kept the fire burning for those of us who love the Trek franchise. In this Hardcover four-story offering we receive some of David's best and most creative writing. There is no doubt that his work stands shoulders above other Trek stories, an amazing feat given there are some 500+ literary novels; last I checked.
House of Cards: In this first installment we are introduced to our main characters as they transverse their separate storylines. Apart from each other we learn their individual strengths as they prove what they are made of and watch as they struggle through dire circumstances sometimes narrowly avoiding death itself.
Into the Void: Coming in at only 150 pages we read as our newly joined crew settles into their Galaxy Class starship the USS EXCALIBUR. While desperately seeking answers to the conflict surrounding them they also struggle to become accustomed to each other. Not making things any easier for the crew they find a stowaway who may be the death of them all.
The Two-Front War: Continuing on with the bold tradition set forth by the first two novels the reader is introduced to a new species and their home. Playing off their victimhood the guests to the EXCALIBUR unweave an intricate web of subterfuge. Meanwhile a character from past tales fights for the life of a missing family member.
End Game: Wrapping up the four-part series End Game ties together story threads left dangling from the previous three tales. Dealing with refugees from the Two-Front War the crew must struggle to resolve a plethora of problems that have come to a boiling point. If those weren't problem enough a dark issue from the crews past comes back to haunt them.
I am a huge fan of this series and I'm extremely happy that these stories are in Hardcover form(I can't stand paperback books). If you are a fan of Star Trek: TNG then you'll be right at home with this series. Even if you are new to the Expanded Universe of Trek I have no doubt that you'll enjoy these books.
ALL FEEDBACK IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS AND GOOD READING.