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Captain's Blood (Star Trek: Totality #2)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  544 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
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 res ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Pocket Books/Star Trek (first published 2003)
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Cherie
May 31, 2014 rated it liked it
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Kate
Jun 11, 2009 rated it liked it
I loved the concept, and I love Joseph, but I'm really not that much of a fan of the book surprisingly. Something is missing.
Christopher
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Robert
Oct 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am enjoying this crazy crossover of everything star trek. Not quite 5 stars because of the abrupt ending.
Brandie
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some Questions

- Regarding the description of Kirk and Teilani’s kid: What in the world was Shatner thinking when he came up with the idea for Joseph? I think I understand the effect he was going for, but why does the kid have to have only three fingers and a thumb on each hand???

- Since when does Kathryn Janeway fence?

- What’s up with the hyphenation every time Joseph says “Dad”? It’s always written “Da-ad” or “Daa-ad”. That’s really annoying. At first, I thought it was supposed to mimic the way
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Beth - ;)
Although this book is listed as coming after Sword of Damocles in the chronological order list I found in more than one listing, it definitely takes place long before Resistance and Before Dishonor. This was obvious in the very first pages, when someone who died in those before-mentioned books was very much alive in this one, and someone who was apparently dead by the end of this book is alive in the others.

Captain's Blood is another book about Kirk, having been resuscitated after his apparent
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Shane Amazon
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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. Shatner combines The Next Generation's characters ability to overcome odds with science and morality with the Original Series characters bloody knuckles approach to create a fun and adventurous tale. In Captain's Blood Kirk struggles to protect his offspring from the clutches of a predetermined future as leader of the Remans all the while Captain Pi ...more
Sue
Dec 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, series
This is the second volume in the Totality trilogy. I enjoy the Trek novels by Shatner because even though he has well-known Trek co-authors, he has an original voice. His books stray from Trek canon by having Captain Kirk still alive through a strange regeneration process, but the rest of the books follow canon by intersecting with "real" events that have happened on film or in other books. This story takes place after "Star Trek: Nemesis" and involves the Romulans and Remans. It is a story in i ...more
Joe
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Yes I read Star Trek books. You can skip this if you don't. This is a thoroughly enjoyable adventure which teams the characters of the original series and the next generation. It does a good job showcasing the differences in approach from the two Captains. The cowboy ways of Kirk, although he is a title tempered by age, he is still a space cowboy is contrasted with the more measured and cerebral Picard. Here they work to avert a potential Romulan civil war, which would have disastrous effect on ...more
Philip McClimon
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Compelling Trek adventure

Has all the elements of star trek space opera. A malevolent all encompassing evil, banter and relationship of old friends, intrigue, secrets, twists unforseen, and a nice little cliffhanger to keep me reading. On to the conclusion of this engrossing trilogy.
Carlla
Mar 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Eric A.
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
enjoyable star trek episode combining characters from three different series (TOR: Spock, Kirk, Bones, Scotty TNG: Picard, Riker, Troi, Crusher, Worf, Geordi, & VOY: Janeway, & The Doctor.) dealing with Remans & Romulans
RumBelle
Mar 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek
The second of Shatner's trilogies dealing with Kirk after Generations. This series deals with his relationship with Spock and Romulan problems. The dialogue between Kirk and Spock is so emblematic of old friends, it was a joy to read.
Mikael Kuoppala
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A rollercoaster ride of incredibly many plotlines that converge and interact. Takes the reader's breath away with its incredible complexity and examination of the fascinating imaginary culture of the Romulan race.
Alyn Lunt
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was an absolute pleasure to read. It is my first Trekky novel and I will definitely be looking for others In this series.
Margot
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
Not one of the better written Star Trek books. I wanted to put it down half way through but like to finish what I start.
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
These last three don't quite hold up to the other Shatnerverse novels, but they're still pretty good.
Joe Meditz
Okay, I read this but it was so long ago that I don't remember much of it. But what can you say? It's Star Trek!
Megan
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very suspenseful and engaging. I love how well William Shatner knows the characters and the politics of alien worlds. I can't wait for a third book after that cliffhanger!
Stedwards
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-fun
as audiobook. fun.
Travis
Aug 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shatner-verse
Thought it was a good continuation from Captain's Peril, especially since it involves more of the Trek characters and is set in Romulan space. I enjoyed it and could not predict the ending.
Samuel Stewart
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book. exciting, with moments of happiness and sadness!
Robyn
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Jan 08, 2014
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Bob Bello
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very well written, this is one of Shatner's best works, if you ask me.
Kathryn McConaughy
rated it it was ok
Oct 31, 2016
Paula
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Aug 09, 2011
Ralph
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Apr 24, 2009
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William Shatner is the author of nine Star Trek novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ashes of Eden and The Return. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Get a Life! and I'm Working on That. In addition to his role as Captain James T. Kirk, he stars as Denny Crane in the hit television series from David E. Kelley, Boston Legal -- a role for which he has won tw ...more
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