David R. George III’s Typhon Pact doubleheader is hurtling towards its conclusion. Simon & Schuster released Star Trek: Typhon Pact -- Plagues of Night on May 29, and on Tuesday, June 26, they’ll unveil the nightcap, Star Trek: Typhon Pact -- Raise the Dawn.

Here’s the synopsis, straight from Simon & Schuster: In the wake of the final Borg invasion, which destroyed entire worlds, cost the lives of sixty-three billion people, and struck a crippling blow to Starfleet, six nations adversarial to the United Federation of Planets—the Romulan Star Empire, the Breen Confederacy, the Tholian Assembly, the Gorn Hegemony, the Tzenkethi Coalition, and the Holy Order of the Kinshaya—joined ranks to form the Typhon Pact. For almost three years, the Federation and the Klingon Empire, allied under the Khitomer Accords, have contended with the nascent coalition on a predominantly cold-war footing. But as Starfleet rebuilds itself, factions within the Typhon Pact grow restive, concerned about their own inability to develop a quantum slipstream drive to match that of the Federation. Will leaders such as UFP President Bacco and RSE Praetor Kamemor bring about a lasting peace across the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, or will the cold war between the two alliances deepen, and perhaps even lead to an all-out shooting war?

Talking to StarTrek.com in May, George addressed the impact of readers being able to soak up Plagues of Night and Raise the Dawn within a month of each other. “While Plagues of Night leads directly into Raise the Dawn, and while story threads begun in the first are picked up in the second, the two books really do tell distinct stories,” he said. “There are common elements, of course, and as has long been true of Deep Space Nine, some new plots are introduced but not resolved, and some old plots are completed. For all of that, though, I think readers will benefit from the publication of the two novels in successive months, as they will in short order get two books with their own stories to tell, but that together relate an overarching story. And if I’ve done my job well, they’ll move breathlessly from one to the other.”

Star Trek: Typhon Pact -- Raise the Dawn runs 400 pages and will cost $7.99. Click HERE to check out David R. George’s Facebook page. Also, click HERE to order Plagues of Night and HERE to pre-order Raise the Dawn.

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