The Sorrows of Empire

The Sorrows of Empire

By David Mack; Gene Roddenberry (Created by)

Star Trek, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781439155165, 452pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 2009

Description
One man can shape the future...but at what cost?
""In every revolution, there is one man with a vision.""
Captain James T. Kirk of the United Federation of Planets spoke those prophetic words to Commander Spock of the Terran Empire, hoping to inspire change. He could not have imagined the impact his counsel would have.
Armed with a secret weapon of terrifying power and a vision of the alternate universe's noble Federation, Spock seizes control of the Terran Empire and commits it to the greatest gamble in its history: democratic reform.
Rivals within the empire try to stop him; enemies outside unite to destroy it.
Only a few people suspect the shocking truth: Spock is knowingly arranging his empire's downfall. But why? Have the burdens of imperial rule driven him mad? Or is this the coldly logical scheme of a man who realizes that freedom must always be paid for in blood?
Spock alone knows that the fall of the empire will be the catalyst for a political chain reaction -- one that will alter the fate of his universe forever.


About the Author
David Mack is the "New York Times" bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels, including the "Star Trek Destiny" and "Cold Equations "trilogies. He co-developed the acclaimed "Star Trek Vanguard" series and its sequel, "Star Trek: Seekers". His writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), film, short fiction, magazines, comic books, computer games, and live theater. He currently resides in New York City.