Good story. I'm also a sucker for Pike-era TOS stories--they're few and far between and this is an era of Trek that is too often overlooked. I liked the relationship between Spock and Pike as well--we get a glimpse here at how Spock evolved as both a scientist and an officer and how he begins to better reconcile the two halves of his heritage.
Very well done.
They are! I've scoured the web for them, and only came up with a handful of them to read. I'm really glad Fontana wrote 'Vulcan's Glory', just to give us an awesome view -- don't think the newer one cut it.
Much appreciated the feedback!