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The Ashes of Eden by William Shatner
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The first 'post-Generations' Star Trek story involving Kirk. This book was the best of the Shatner-verse books, in my opinion, due to the fact that the majority of the story takes place before the events in Generations. The story starts where Generations ends, but then goes into a retrospective story and stays there until the final pages, where it picks up, again at Kirk's grave site on Veridian III. It leaves you on a cliff-hanger, which entices you to continue on with the next Shatner-verse book. Unfortunately, it goes downhill after this book. ( )
  TheMadTurtle | May 7, 2014 |
I would be willing to believe the rumors that this novel was ghosted, except that the writing level and the overemphasis on Kirk's heroism fits my idea of William Shatner's self-image. The stacatto writing style is in perfect sync with Shatner's acting style. The story is a fairly standard "last adventure" for the crew, and Shatner apparently tries to use the story to throw in some half-hearted apologies to his fellow actors for his spoiled-star treatment of them in earlier years. ( )
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So delicate - that's her.
So dignified - that's him.
Handsome, winsome, graceful - that's them.

Judy and Gar Reeves-Stevens

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An inspiration to my perspiration,
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Seventy-eight years after history reported him dead, James T. Kirk's journey had come to an end.
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Kirk didn't look back to the past - he slammed into it running, diving, hitting the volcanic ash of Tycho IV shoulder first, rolling to cover by Ensign Galt behind a jagged boulder.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671520369, Mass Market Paperback)

For almost three decades, William Shatner has portrated STAR TREK's gallant commander of the legendary Starship Enterprise and her crew. Now William Shatner brings his unique blend of talents as actor, writer, director, and producer, to tell the story only he can, of Captain Kirk's greatest adventure...

The time: six months prior to the launch of the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-B and the tragic loss of Captain James T. Kirk in deep space. The place: Earth, where the galaxy's most renowned hero must now face the specter of retirement and a life devoid of challenge and excitment.

But in the apparent twilight of his career, Kirk's path takes an unexpected turn when a mysterious young woman offers him an irresistible adventure-- a perilous voyage to an uncharted planet where he will confront the ultimate threat to the fragile peace between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, and the ultimate temptation-- a chance to recapture his youth.

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Just as Kirk faces the prospect of retirement, he goes on an adventure which offers the chance of recapturing his youth.

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