spockA Romulan Bird of Prey mysteriously drifts over the neutral zone and into Federation territory. Captain Kirk and the crew of the “Enterprise investigate, only to find the ship dead in space. When Starfleet orders the derelict ship brought to Earth for examination, the “Enterprise returns home with perhaps her greatest prize. But the Bird of Prey carries a dangerous cargo, a deadly force that is soon unleashed in the heart of the Federation. Suddenly, the only hope for the Federation’s survival lies buried in the tortured memory of Commander Spock’s protege, a cadet named Saavik. Together, Spock and Saavik must return to the nightmare world of Saavik’s birth — a planet called Hellguard, to discover the secret behind the Romulans’ most deadly threat of all…

The Pandora Principle (Star Trek: The Original Series #49) by Carolyn Clowes.. There is something to be said bout the TOS. The writing is great, lots and lots of character development for Spock & Savek. The novel is rather fast-paced and having a “multi-layered” origin story is fantastic.  The only problem I found and it’s a small one.. Some of it was rather typical Star Trek story lines.. But it’s not heavy in the book.

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