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Author(s): William Shatner (with Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket TOS
Mirror Universe #3
Published: 1 July 2000 (hardcover)
April 2001 (paperback)
Pages: 420
Stardate: Stardate (2375)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671021257 (hardcover)
ISBN 0671021265 (paperback)
ISBN 0743419553 (eBook)
Audiobook
Narrator: William Shatner
Running Time: 3 hours
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audioworks
Published: 1 July 2000
Reference(s): ISBN 0743500318 (cassette)
ISBN 0743506383 (CD)

The conclusion of the trilogy beginning with Spectre and Dark Victory.

SummaryEdit

From the book jacket
The deadly and tyrannical Emperor Tiberius rose to great power in the Mirror Universe, but his failed attempt to seize the tantalizing advances of the ancient First Federation has always rankled him. In the more peaceful universe of the United Federation of Planets, Tiberius sees his second chance. And he has chosen a new ally to help him take it -- the counterpart for whom he has nothing but contempt, the man whose U.S.S. Enterprise made first contact with the First Federation: Starfleet Captain James T. Kirk.
Honorable, idealistic, and decent, James T. Kirk is many things Tiberius is not. But he is also a man deeply in love with his wife -- and Teilani is dying. To save her life, Kirk will compromise his ideals and enter into his most dangerous alliance yet.
At the heart of their quest, however, something else awaits: an object placed there for Kirk's eyes only by the mysterious aliens who appear to have influenced life within the galaxy over eons of time. A message from the Preservers...

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FURTHER SUMMARY

Memorable QuotesEdit

"Kirk watched Tiberius' reflection as if in a dark mirror."

- the authors at the beginning of chapter 8, in an apparent tip of the hat to fellow Trek author Diane Duane.

Background InformationEdit

CharactersEdit

Canon CharactersEdit

James T. Kirk
Captain
Jean-Luc Picard
Captain
James Tiberius Kirk
Emperor
Spock
Ambassador
Leonard McCoy
Doctor
William T. Riker
Commander

ReferencesEdit

TOS: "The Corbomite Maneuver", "Mirror, Mirror", "The Paradise Syndrome"

Previous novel:
Dark Victory
Novels
Pocket TOS
Mirror Universe
Next TOS novel:
Vulcan's Heart
Next Shatner novel:
Captain's Peril

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