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Captain's Blood (Star Trek) [Kindle Edition]

William Shatner , Garfield Reeves-Stevens , Judith Reeves-Stevens
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Following the explosive events of Star Trek® Nemesis, the Romulan Star Empire is in disarray, and Ambassador Spock attempts to render aid by launching a last-ditch effort to reunify the Romulans with their distant forebears, the Vulcans. But when Spock is publicly assassinated at a Romulan peace rally, Starfleet and the Federation are unable to search for the criminals responsible without triggering an intergalactic war.
Thus, it falls to James T. Kirk, now retired, to investigate his beloved friend's murder. Given clandestine assistance by Captain Will Riker of the Starship Titan, and accompanied by his good friend Jean-Luc Picard, Kirk travels to Romulus as a civilian, along with his five-year-old child, Joseph, the cantankerous Doctor Leonard McCoy, retired Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, as well as several members of Picard's crew, still waiting to return to duty on the badly damaged U.S.S. EnterpriseTM NCC-1701-E. But on Romulus' sister world, Remus, Kirk unexpectedly encounters an alluring enemy from his past as Picard and he discover that Spock's apparent murder hides an even deeper mystery, literally reaching beyond the limits of the galaxy.
Trapped on a deadly, alien world on the eve of a Romulan civil war that could plunge the galaxy into a civilization-ending conflict, Kirk's investigation at last brings him to the heart of a staggering conspiracy. Now, he discovers the true threat facing the Romulans, and is forced into the heartrending realization that for peace to prevail, he must sacrifice the freedom of his son, whose very blood holds the secret to his startling destiny.
Captain's Blood is a return to the sweeping action of William Shatner's greatest Star Trek adventures, bringing together both generations to face an unstoppable enemy in a battle for the existence of all life in this galaxy, and beyond.


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"The storyline has its twists and turns, but the real treat is hearing Shatner. He does a pretty darn good Jim Kirk, and it's a pleasure hearing his confident command cadences once again."

About the Author

William Shatner is the author of several Star Trek® novels: The Ashes of Eden, The Return, Avenger, Spectre, Dark Victory and Captain's Peril. In addition to his role as Captain James T. Kirk, he has appeared in such notable films as The Brothers Karamazov and Judgment at Nuremberg, and on television in T.J. Hooker and Rescue 911. Recently, he has shown a flair for comedy in his appearances in both television, (3rd Rock from the Sun), and in features, (Miss Congeniality and Showtime). He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Get a Life!

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  • File Size: 1645 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0671021303
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (December 9, 2003)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC0Y72
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shatner's Captain's Blood Delivers January 21, 2004
Format:Hardcover
After William Shatner's last lackluster Trek novel, Captain's Peril, I wasn't too sure how exciting the next entry would be. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. Not since The Return have I read a William Shatner book I had trouble putting down. Captain's Blood delivers the plot and action that we expect from a Kirk adventure. The intermixing of the Original Series, Next Gen, and Voyager characters is seamless and just wonderfully done.
The book starts out a little vague, but as you read, you develop an understanding of the thick plot the book contains. Weaving together so many stories is not an easy thing to do, but this book delivers. Picking up very soon after Nemesis, this book offers almost a continuation of the movie, offering something the movie may have lacked. The Spock story is perfectly integrated into the novel.
It was also interesting to have now Admiral Janeway and Voyager's EMH be a large part of the plot...they certainly have some great moments.
Take my advice...give this book a try! Some of the most interesting moments in Star Trek come from the novels. And, after finishing the book and reading the ominous epilogue, you'll be screaming for more!!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shatner takes on 'Nemesis' Follow-Up August 21, 2004
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Having read all of the Shatner/Reeves books, I was only truly let down in the first book of this trilogy, 'Captain's Peril.' It lacked what made the other Shatnerverse books exciting and good reads; the action, the appearances by numerous Trek characters, the almost epic-sized missions for Kirk to take on. I was hesitant to read 'Captain's Blood' for these reasons. I was unsure after the last book if it was worth the money and time, so waited until some used copies came around at a decent price.

'Captain's Blood' is one of the best Shatnerverse novels. It seems to step past the events of the last book where it seemed uncertain where the trilogy would go. This book has multiple plots flying around, something for everyone in my opinion. It opens with a major character's assasination. Kirk and McCoy team up and go on a mission to investigate the murder, taking with them Joseph, Kirk's son. Along for the adventure? Picard, Crusher, La Forge, Voyager's EMH and Scotty. Who else makes an appearance, adding life and a new level of excitment to the book? Admiral Kathryn Janeway, Captain Riker of the Titan Deanna Troi, and Worf.

For what I thought didn't work and took away from the novel; there are a lot of plot threads going on. It seems as if the authors had a few ideas of what to base the novel on and tried to find a way to use them all. You have the assasination, you have the continuing Romulan-Reman conflict, you have the Totality as introduced in the previous book, then there's Starfleet Intelligence's involvment and their own mission in the mix of things. Some of these plot lines seem to just end without being given more life or interest. They're introduced, solved and replaced by something new.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely back on track! December 6, 2003
By ERW
Format:Hardcover
Captain's Peril was a disappointment to everyone, but, you have to look at that book as one long bridge and setup piece for the next story, which is where this thing takes off. This book is definitely a return to form for this series and, as I have said about every single one of the other books, is the most genuine Star Trek I have seen in ages. If only we could get stories like these for our Star Trek movies or series.
Once again, Shatner and the Garfield Reeves-Stevens take the mediocre drabness from mainstream Trek these days and find a way to bring sudden validation and depth to it. That's what real writers are supposed to do. So, even a franchise killing movie like Nemesis suddenly resonates with a little meaning thanks to the repair job and extension certain events are given here. That's what I have always loved about this series. The way they connect the dots, fill in the blanks, and flesh things out and really make all parts of Star Trek truly feel like one big universe in the most epic sense. That's the way Star Trek always really was meant to be - not a weekly soap opera set in space like it has been in recent years.
Say what you will about Shatner, but he and his two collaborators clearly know this universe and love it and its characters passionately, and it shows. That's what Star Trek so desperately needs now. People that really care about it and love it to be in charge vs. those who want the quickest way to turn over a buck. The irony of that being: If you make quality Trek, you will make more money, because quality Trek always has had that universal appeal.
I look forward to each book in this series like I used to the Star Trek movies. To me, the stories within are that important and I consider them canon as far as I am concerned.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Star Trek: Captan's Blood February 6, 2004
Format:Hardcover
Star Trek: Captain's Blood written by William Shatner and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens is a genuine spot-on hit. A continuence of the storyline from the lack luster "Captain's Peril," Captain's Blood" is an Kirkcentric novel with twists and turns and plenty of action-adventure.
We get a blending of the main characters of TOS,TNG, and Voyager. Meaning that we have Kirk, Spock, Scotty, and Dr. McCoy mixed with Picard, Worf, Riker, Dr Crusher, and Geordi along with Janeway and the EMH. There is a nice interweaving of Kirk's son (Joseph) in this book, making for some interesting scenes.
The book opens with Spock's death, but is he really dead. The story is about a mission to Romulus to investigate Spock's death, but that is just of only 2 missions wrapped into one for this crew. Admiral Janeway sends Kirk, Scotty, and Dr. McCoy to investigate who killed Spock. While Picard, Dr. Crusher, Geordi, and the EMH are on a covert mission. All are on a space yacht called the Calypso which is a Q-ship and are sent on their why to Romulus.
Well, of course, they do not make it to Romulus but they are sent to Remus the planet the revolves around Romulus as the two planets were cleved from one proto-planet. Remus does not revolve so one side is always facing the Romulan primary and one side is always in darkness. Although both were settled by the same Vulcans the planets evolved seperate ways. Now, the Remans are the slaves of the Romulans which is the premise for a civil war between the two planets.
This book follows the events of ST-Nemesis as the Romulan Star Empire is in major disarray and Ambassador Spock is pulling out all stops as he attempts to reunify the Romulans and the Vulcans.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good read
Published 1 day ago by Mike
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Not the masterpirce of literature but for StarTrekkers very enjoyable. All Characters are bright, very alive and ealisy recognizable
Published 3 days ago by rendjik
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good Shatnerverse Novel!
Published 1 month ago by Brian Vond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 4 months ago by Kevin M.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good for Shatner fans.
Published 4 months ago by Sally K Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Another great William Shatner Star Trek book. Got lost in it to the end. Can't w as it to find out what happens in the next adventure!
Published 10 months ago by Eric Clay Poole
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea
Love Shatner. This was not a compelling story, and it just seemed a bit trite and unbelievable (within the Star Trek universe, that is). Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Captain's Blood
Part two in the Captain's series, William Shatner once again proves that his imagination and creativity is a powerful force in Star Trek literature. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Shane Amazon - A tall island in a rising sycophant sea
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this book
This was the first of Shatner's novels that I read, and I was pleased and surprised to find that this was a very excellent story, well-written. Read more
Published 21 months ago by P. Kramer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. Fantastic details of action and thoughts.
Really enjoyed this book. The details of action and thoughts of character are perfect. Very well written and paints a great picture in your mind within the pages. Read more
Published on June 14, 2011 by JayMcL
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