What truly transpired during Khan's long years of exile on
the forbidding world of Ceti Alpha V, before the tyrant escaped
to embark on a murderous campaign of vengeance against Admiral
James T. Kirk? What horrific trials spawned Khan's insane
lust for revenge? Haunted by the memory of Khan's bitter accusations,
Kirk now revisits Ceti Alpha V to discover for himself what
ultimately drove Khan to madness...
Reign in Hell charts the untold chapter in the history
of one of Star Trek's most notorious villains, Khan.
This book bridges the time period between Khan Noonien Singh's
23rd-century revival in the Original Series classic episode
Space Seed and his unforgettable return in the acclaimed
feature film Star
Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Kirk makes a trip to Ceti Alpha V, the planet he originally
left Khan stranded on years before. There, buried beneath
the desolate surface of a dying planet, Kirk and his allies
find the untold story of their greatest foe - and of the woman
who loved him: Lieutenant Marla McIvers of Starfleet... Along
with Khan's genetically engineered followers from the twentieth
century, Khan and Marla are left on Ceti Alpha V with the
hopes of building a new life together.
the planet is savage and untamed, full of deadly predators
and unexpected hazards, Khan dreams of carving out an empire
even greater than the one he once ruled on Earth.
when catastrophe strikes, laying waste to the entire world,
Khan and the others find themselves trapped in a desperate
struggle for survival. Now Khan must use every ounce of his
superhuman strength and intellect to wage a fearsome battle
against the planet, his people... and the growing darkness
in his own soul.
been a long time coming, but To Reign in Hell finally
puts to rest why Khan had it in for Kirk and the federation
in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. While we know roughly
the origins of Kahn's wrath, it's still great to see, set
down in print, a more fleshed out version of events.
is some pretty gruesome writing included here. I don't often
look away when I'm reading a book (well, you can't can you?)
but so graphic was some of Greg Cox's writing that my skin
started to crawl. And for that fact alone I applaud his writing
is a well written and engaging addition to the Trek
series which will silence a lot of questions from hard-core
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