In-universe, three years have passed since Titan's last adventure (2382 - 2385). I wonder whether the crew experienced more action in the meantime, or whether it's been hinted at that it were "three ordinary years, nothing special happend today."?
And, if the Titan really has been out there that long, how does it get back to Earth so quickly, as someone else questioned? It's not a Vesta-class, it just can't move that fast. Not deal-breakers, any of these, but definite quibbles.
Just picking up on a couple of things: stuff happened, of that you can be sure, during that "missing time". It just wasn't relevant to the plotline of The Fall
. As for how they got home quick - shortcut
To wit - this doesn't feel like an actual Titan novel.
That's because it isn't meant to be a Star Trek: Titan
novel. The Poisoned Chalice
is a Star Trek: The Fall
novel with Titan
characters (and others) in it, not the other way around. I deliberately wrote it from the ground up to synch with the 'political thriller' sensibilities of the Fall
narrative rather than the 'strange new worlds' tone of the Star Trek: Titan