For centuries, the Elabrej firmly believed that they were
alone in the universe, and that no sentient life existed outside
their home star system. But their beliefs are shattered when
a controversial exploration vessel of their own making encounters
- and fires upon - an alien ship. The aliens return fire and
destroy them - then come to Elabrej to investigate...
exploring the uncharted Kavrot Sector, the crew of the I.K.S.
Gorkon learn that their brother ship, the I.K.S. Kravokh,
was fired on by an alien vessel and subsequently destroyed
it. After setting course to investigate this new people, the
Kravokh disappears - but a massive alien fleet is gathering
at their last known location. Captain Klag must determine
what has happened to the Kravokh, and who this new
foe of the empire is... As two civilisations prepare for war,
the secret agendas of both the Elabrej oligarchs and Klingon
Imperial Intelligence may serve only to deepen the conflict
- and Captain Klag may also face a mutiny.
Territory is the third book in the I.K.S. Gorkon
series of Star Trek novels. The
first half of the book is incredibly slow moving. As it is
a Klingon novel, the majority of the tale is told from their
point of view. But, it would appear that there is nothing
much to tell as this book creeps and crawls to its conclusion.
Politics seems to get in the way of a good battle - very unKlingon
Keith R.A. DeCandido's handling of the Elabrej is interesting.
In essence they are not unlike our own race - ignorant of
the fact that other civilisations may exist beyond the stars.
This race of peoples is described as almost insect like (well,
they have six appendages anyway).
would have been interesting to have had a little more of the
tale told from the side of the Elabrej - simply because I
didn't really feel this culture was explored enough in the
first half of the book.
second half of this novel picks up the pace well and we are
left with a satisfying conclusion.
not the most engaging I.K.S. Gorkon novel to date,
Enemy Territory is entertaining enough.
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