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Star Trek: New Frontier: Treason (Star Trek: New Frontier #17)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  402 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
It is a time of political upheaval and uncertainty in the New Thallonian Protectorate. Following the brutal assassination of her husband, Si Cwan, former Starfleet officer-turned-newly-appointed-Prime Minister Robin Lefler must now face the growing danger and intrigue surrounding her newborn son and heir to the noble line of Cwan. Following a harrowing assassination attemp ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. (first published 2009)
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John Kirk
Oct 11, 2014 John Kirk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Another good installment in the series, with some quite shocking developments. Although the previous novel was Missing in Action, be aware that there was a comic (Star Trek: New Frontier: Turnaround) set in between. You don't have to read that, because this book summarises the key points for you, but if you don't know it exists then you'll scratch your head wondering if you missed something.

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May 26, 2009 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The only problem with Peter David's success in other areas of publishing is that it means we have to wait longer for each new installment in the "New Frontier" series.

At least David understands this and makes each new adventure with Captain Calhoune and the "New Frontier" crew worth the wait.

The latest installment, "Treason" is no exception.

The Excalibur crew comes across a Hermite space-ship with a Hermite aboard that has remarkable restorative powers. Doctor Selar, becoming increasingly desp
***Dave Hill
May 10, 2011 ***Dave Hill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Trek fans; Peter David fans; New Frontier fans
Shelves: text
Rather than "Treason," the better title here might be "Madness." It seems, at times, like everyone is going insane-mad, or is deeply depressed, or possibly possessed, or is simply getting really, really *angry* mad. And given that one of the insane-mad types is potentially the most powerful beings in the universe, things are even more dire ... and that's before some Grand Guignol ship-board battling that manage to kill of a number of supporting cast members, and a climax that sees yet another or ...more
David Palazzolo
Apr 02, 2015 David Palazzolo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 24, 2012 Joy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I have long awaited this book. It picks up pretty much where the comic left off and doesn't mention the events of Destiny. I'm fine with that. I'd like to move on.
We found out in the comic that Robin's pregnant. She's about to give birth and Calhoun brings the Excalibur to her so that Selar can assist her with the birth. The ruling body of the Thallonians want to raise the child, and legally they have the right. Robin doesn't want to give the baby up so she flees with Kalinda on Xyon's ship who
Another crazy adventure in the life of the past and present crew of the Excalibur! (Note, at the time of this review, the summary provided is incorrect. Treason follows birth of Robin Lefler's son and events that follow.

The New Frontier series is always a fun read, with the hilarious situations and characters, and this book follows in that tradition. In general, with much of Peter David's work, the story-lines are contrived and corny, but the joke is more than worth it-- a feature, not a bug. Ho
Dec 12, 2010 Emmie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fourteenth (?) book of the school year. I can't say that this book was bad but I did catch myself annoyed with it at times. There were points that I felt weren't explained all that greatly and then once or twice a few weirdly-placed comic moments really freaked with the intensity of the story. So this makes the book not wondrous. Like, it isn't the best thing I've ever read. But it was fun to read, and I think that counts for a lot, especially since it was a Star Trek novel and therefore thoroug ...more
Apr 07, 2010 Andy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Great book! A solid adventure story from start to finish. I was on the edge of my seat for the last 100 pages. Easy, fun, exciting reading. I was a bit surprised by the sexuality in the book, but it was mostly in the background and not unnecessarily focused on. Peter David remains one of my favorite writers. Recommended for anyone who likes a good sci-fi adventure story.

Note: you do not (in my opinion) need to be a Star Trek afficiando to enjoy this book. Even those with limited Star Trek knowl
This is the first New Frontier novel I've read, I got it as part of a bundle on sale. I felt a bit lost, being dropped into a group of characters that I had no background information for. I picked up bits and pieces along the way, but I think the impact of the story was lessened since I didn't have 15 books to build up my feelings for the characters first. It was competently written and well paced, so I gave it 3 stars. I might pick up some other New Frontier novels and start from the start some ...more
Nov 23, 2010 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read Star Trek books because they are generally fun easy reads that allow me to get lost in an imaginary universe I know well. They are comfortable, often cheesy, and never great literature, but they are relaxing. However, the overly contrived plot and the staggering number of coincidences in this particular one caused me to have more trouble than usual suspending disbelief and just enjoying the Star Trek universe.
Feb 02, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It has been several years since I've read a New Frontier novel and I wasn't sure if I could get back into the world. But this book was enjoyable from the very first. I got re-aquanted with old friends and had a great time. We get to see all the major characters from the previous books with some new villians too. The books is one story that get resolved but with a great last line that leaves it open for more.
Another solid offering by the always excellent Peter David, continuing the "New Frontier" universe he created. After 15+ books, I've really started to "care" about these characters, and this book offers further insights into several of them. David isn't afraid of killing a few of them off either :-) Like always, he leaves a few hanging threads that make you look forward to the next novel in this series.
Jul 14, 2012 Don rated it did not like it
So far novel is very good except for the spelling mistakes that keep popping up, you would think that an author of his ability could learn how to use spell check ! Finished it and was not very impressed with the book I have read Peter David in the past and have never read a book like this from the likes of his work
May 03, 2009 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent Peter David New Frontier book. Relationships forged, favorite characters, not too much of Shelby, a rescue mission, things being blown up and the bad guys die and the good guys win! Yeah!
Laurie Kazmierczak
I always enjoy a trek with Peter David....his humor and plots and interesting aliens makes his books fun reads....Treason centered around an infant, political intrigue and more insights into the Vulcan psyche. It did not disappoint ...more
Sean Randall
Sep 27, 2009 Sean Randall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are vulcan's ever to blame for their own mistakes? It was fairly heartfelt, I suppose, in a cold, emotionally detached Vulcan kind of a way. Eyes open for a starfleet conspiracy though, looking fascinating.
Jack Vasen
As usual Calhoun runs off and disobeys orders but this book is just not as fun as many of the earlier entries in the New Frontier series.
Shannon Appelcline
An enjoyable book, fun and full of neat characters, though they're so scattered now that these new books just can't have the same depth.
Andy Luke
Nov 14, 2014 Andy Luke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unexpected twists, inappropriately situated humour, ensemble thriller on the move. Lowly pulp and all the better for it, I enjoyed this a great deal.
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 Benjamin Plume rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have long enjoyed the New Frontier series, and this installment does not disappoint. I waited too long to leave this review or I would say more.
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Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff". David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture. He also uses metafiction frequently, usually to hum
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