Exactly 16 month after the The Eternal Tide
- well-received but arguably more hotly debated than previous installments - Voyager's
Captain Beyer returns with the next chapter in the series, Protectors
. I have a feeling it will address many of the voiced concerns in interesting ways; Ms. Beyer has demonstrated a knack for attacking such things head-on and mining them for story potential instead of passing over them.
On to you, official blurb:
Following the destruction of four fleet vessels at the hands of the Omega Continuum, the U.S.S. Voyager and U.S.S. Demeter set course for a region of the Delta Quadrant far beyond any*thing previously explored. Captain Chakotay is determined to prove to Starfleet Command that the fleet’s ongoing mission is vital to Federation interests . . . and the key to doing so may lie in a distress call Voyager received nine years earlier but could not investigate.
Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Kathryn Janeway is recalled to the Alpha Quadrant for an evaluation period to determine her next assignment. Given the trauma she has recently endured, Admiral Akaar, Starfleet’s commander in chief, is questioning Janeway’s fitness to command the fleet. Janeway’s primary concern remains the fleet’s safety— for their mission to continue, she must find a way to secure the resources they require. But the uncertainty of her superior officers has left her powerless to act in their best interests.
In other good news, Simon & Schuster are finally putting excerpts on their website again. Here you go: http://books.simonandschuster.com/St...738543/excerpt