The first thing I’ll say about this book is that it is a long time coming. We have not had a Star Trek novel in almost ten months since Deep Space Nine: Revenant came out last year. As such, there has been such a drought of Trek publishing that fans have been itching for a new release. This book was scheduled for release in May, but due to paper shortages kept getting pushed back to September. As such, this book has an important role in the history of Star Trek publishing.