The Valiant Epub á Mass Market Paperback

The Valiant Epub á Mass Market Paperback Twenty years before the start of Star Trek The Next Generation, a young Lieutenant called Jean Luc Picard takes command of his first ship, the USS Stargazer The USS Stargazer, a long range exploration ship commanded by Captain Ruhalter, is assigned to pick up descendents of the survivors of the USS Valiant, a ship that was lost at the far edge of the galaxy in the very first Star Trek Original Series episode The evacuees claim that a deadly invasion force from outside the galaxy is nearing the United Federation of Planets When they are ambushed by the invaders, Captain Ruhalter is killed, leaving a young Lieutenant, Jean Luc Picard, in charge of the ship in the midst of a deadly confrontation Picard must swiftly learn to be an effective Captain while dealing both with a crew that has not yet come to trust his judgement and with hostile aliens powerful than anything the Federation has encountered before


10 thoughts on “The Valiant

  1. Jerry Jerry says:

    Friedman is not among my favorite Star Trek authors, and books like this are why.


  2. Lois Lois says:

    This was interesting we see the first time Picard commands a starship Mind you, that is on the Stargazer, but because the Captain and first officers are either dead or in a coma, but he, of course, is showing everyone that in th


  3. Rob Cook Rob Cook says:

    An easy read that flows at a quick pace, The Valiant tells the story of Captain Jean Luc Picard s first command of the USS Stargazer At a mere 279 pages and with plenty of characters, the book could have benefited from a longer length


  4. Daniel Kukwa Daniel Kukwa says:

    I ve tended to blow hot cold on Michael Jan Friedan s writing in the pastbut this is easily the best of all his Star Trek novels that I ve read to date The tale of Jean Luc Picard s rise to command the Stargazer is an exercise in crisp, con


  5. Mårten Ericson Mårten Ericson says:

    There is no way this book has an average on 4 And that s comming from a Star Trek fan This is a 2.5 book It s not bad but the language is simple, there are no descriptions what so ever and the plot is neither intriguing nor very dense The book is


  6. D. H. D. H. says:

    Again I enjoyed reading a Star Trek novel because it was well paced and easy to read.After trying and failing to get through a couple of SF classics, these books are coming as a relief.There are a few negatives, and it may seem like I m pointing out th


  7. Brayden Raymond Brayden Raymond says:

    My first foray into TNG novels and I think picked the best possible place to start The story of Picard gaining his first command and subsequently earning his role as Captain of the Stargazer For a rather slim volume at 279 pages there is a lot of story and p


  8. Dan Dan says:

    Overall, a fascinating and satisfying novel that chronicles the events leading to Picard taking command of the Stargazer I enjoyed the character building for the crewmembers of the Stargazer that we see in other novels I wasn t initially very interested in reading


  9. Dark-Draco Dark-Draco says:

    This has to be my favourite Star Trek novel that I have read so far There are so many cool things wrapped into it it references classic ST episodes and Captain Kirk, it sets up plot lines that are resolved in other books and it shows Picard in his first command whatcan


  10. Tanya Turner Tanya Turner says:

    As interesting as it would be to see Jean Luc Picard before the Enterprise, the second officer depicted in this story doesn t really feel like he could grow into the Captain we know from The Next Generation The story focuses on the conflicts and relationships between the Star


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