Published March 2005
Read August 17th 2012
Previous book (Errand of...): Errand of Vengeance #3: River of Blood
Next book (Errand of Fury): Errand of Fury #2: Demands of Honor
Previous book (The Original Series): Engines of Destiny
Next book (The Original Series): Vulcan's Soul #2: Exiles
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From the back cover:
Following the harrowing events of the Errand of Vengeance trilogy, tensions between the Federation and the Klingon Empire are the highest they've been since the Battle of Donatu V twenty-five years earlier. Even as Federation Ambassador Fox engages in tense negotiations with the Klingon ambassador to maintain the peace, Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise sees his vessel refit from a ship of exploration into a ship of war. The coming conflict will take its toll on many personal lives as well...
Leslie Parrish: The security supervisor is stunned to learn that she is pregnant by her recently killed lover, Jon Anderson - and that Anderson was, in fact, a Klingon spy, surgically altered to pass as human.
Karel: Brother of the Klingon agent posing as Anderson, and responsible for his death, Captain Koloth's new first officer faces a crisis of faith as he sees the Klingon Empire falling into dishonorable ruin.
Michael Fuller: Father of Enterprise security supervisor Sam Fuller, who was killed in a battle with the Klingon, his son's death reminds him of Donatu V, of which he was one of the few survivors. Has Fuller reenlisted in Starfleet and joined the Enterprise security team out of loyalty - or vengeance?
The first in an all-new series!
Seeds of Rage starts off another trilogy of books by Kevin Ryan, sequels to his Errand of Vengeance trilogy released in 2002. Picking up where River of Blood left off, Seeds of Rage reintroduces us to several characters and introduces a couple of new ones. Returning from that prior trilogy is Lieutenant West, who is now advising Admiral Herbert Solow on the Klingon situation. Karel, brother of Klingon spy Kell, whom he killed at the end of River of Blood, begins to see the hypocrisy and dishonor around him while serving under an honorable commander, Captain Koloth (cf. "The Trouble with Tribbles"). Finally, we once again see Leslie Parrish, the former lover of Kell, who receives some shocking news from Dr. McCoy: she is pregnant with the Klingon spy's child. Reeling from the revelation, Parrish is unsure of what to do with this news.
|Actress Leslie Parrish in the role of Lt.
Carolyn Palamas in "Who Mourns for
Adonais?," in all her soft-focused glory.
Also a pleasure was finding out more about Captain Koloth, and what makes him different from the average Klingon of the time. Some of the actions he takes during these books are difficult to reconcile with how he played the character in the original episode "The Trouble with Tribbles," but part of that may be me conflating his seeming flamboyance with that of the character Trelane from "The Squire of Gothos." An atypical Klingon, to be sure.
A strong start to what seems to be another interesting trilogy from Kevin Ryan. I'm glad the story from Errand of Vengeance had the chance to be continued, as I truly cared about the characters that were introduced in those books. The story of how the war between the Federation and the Klingons in season one of TOS began is one that deserved a bit of exploration, and Kevin Ryan has continued that effort admirably here.
Also by Kevin Ryan:
- Star Trek: The Next Generation #32: Requiem with Michael Jan Friedman (1994)
- Star Trek: The Original Series: Errand of Vengeance Book One: The Edge of the Sword (2002)
- Star Trek: The Original Series: Errand of Vengeance Book Two: Killing Blow (2002)
- Star Trek: The Original Series: Errand of Vengeance Book Three: River of Blood (2002)
- Star Trek: Errand of Fury Book Two: Demands of Honor (2007)
- Star Trek: Errand of Fury Book Three: Sacrifices of War (2009)
My next read:
Next review is for the next book in the Errand of Fury trilogy: Book 2, Demands of Honor.