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Finally finished reading the continuation of David Mack’s Star Trek : Destiny. Back cover tells you:

On Earth, Federation President Nanietta Bacco gathers allies and adversaries to form a desperate last line of defense against an impending Borg invasion. In deep space, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Captain Ezri Dax join together to cut off the Collective’s route to the Alpha Quadrant.

Half a galaxy away, Captain William Riker and the crew of the Starship Titan have made contact with the reclusive Caeliar — survivors of a stellar cataclysm that, two hundred years ago, drove fissures through the structure of space and time, creating a loop of inevitability and consigning another captain and crew to a purgatory from which they could never escape.

Now the supremely advanced Caeliar will brook no further intrusion upon their isolation, or against the sanctity of their Great Work. For the small, finite lives of mere mortals carry little weight in the calculations of gods.

But even gods may come to understand that they underestimate humans at their peril.

What the book actually does is keep you guessing on how the Caeliar are tied to the current situation the Federation finds itself currently.  You finally find out what happened to Erika Hernandez and the crew of the Columbia. You also find out how it is that Erika has managed to survive 200 years into the future and do get the feeling that she may well be the key to the Federation’s survival.

Needless to say I found it a wonderful read with lots of action but also an insight on how Erika and the crew felt about their “lifelong” guest status with the Caeliar.  My only problem now is deciding what to read next – do I finish the last in the Star Trek: Destiny series or do I do a fantasy book and if fantasy, which one?  For someone who prefers to procrastinate I need to make a decision.

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