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In the Name of Honor

(Star Trek: The Original Series #97)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  151 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Captain Kirk ventures into the depths of a remote jungle planet to save hostages held by the Klingon Empire. But the Klingons are determined not to give up the prisoners, even if it means obliterating every las one - and anyone who attempts to save them! The crew of the U.S.S Enterprise arrive on a Klingon planet and soon discover that crew of the U.S.S Gagarin, which was ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 2nd 2002 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Benjamin Plume
Apr 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
Set between Star Trek V and VI, this was a decent read... although the plot was a bit too close to Star Trek VI for my tastes.
Sep 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I would have finished this book sooner, but I forgot to take it with me when I had to go on a business trip. It is a fun read; it takes place between Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. It has a nice flow to it; it utilizes characters from the original series; it keeps one's interest throughout. It also has an unlikely pairing of Sulu, Kirk, and Koloth in the course of the story.

The Klingons are seeking a peace treaty with the Federation; the Klingon Counc
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Star Trek
This is the first Star Trek book I've picked up in a long time, and I'm glad that I did, as this book is really good! Set between the fifth and sixth books looks at the drive for peace between the Federation and the Klingons while also exploring the way the Klingons changed between the original series and the Next Generation from a Federation viewpoint. I enjoyed the way he dealt with the stark differences in attitude between TOS and TNG Klingons and managed to make the transition between the tw ...more
Daniel Kukwa
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek
Now this is much more to my taste. A story set in my beloved TOS movie era, some expert retconning in the lead up to "Star Trek VI" and beyond, plenty of fanwank elements that avoid being simply gratuitous, all wrapped up in an exciting (if not exactly original) action adventure plot. After reading this, you'll definitely agree that we all need a bit more Koloth in our Trek literary outings.
Clark Hallman
In the Name of Honor (first published in 2002) by Dayton Ward – This is an enjoyable, but not exceptionally enjoyable, Star Trek novel that pits the crew of the USS Enterprise in a desperate effort to free the crew of the USS Gagarin, who have been held hostage by the Klingons for ten years. Of course the Klingons do not want to release the USS Gagarin crew members and the situation becomes extremely difficult and dangerous. It’s an interesting Star Trek novel that also reveals the secrets of so ...more
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Too much jabbering referencing the movies. (Casual fans like me don't care, and avid fans already know.) Some very amateur bits of writing that another reader could have suggested needed help. Interesting Klingons. Our favorite original series characters were all there, but doing & thinking stereotypically.

I think I've finally outgrown the franchise.
Robert Paterson
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reasonable Star Trek adventure

Pretty good. A few implausible plotlines. First of all are we to believe Kirk is happy to engage in the peace process with the Klingons just prior to Star Trek 6 where he is pretty bitter towards them? Also as a rule prefer adventures set during TOS rather than later stuff but not bad.
Aug 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, star-trek, tos
An exciting, action-packed, and well-written novel from Dayton Ward. I especially liked his take on the Klingons, and his writing lent them a diversity and depth that is sometimes lacking in other works. The turnaround for Kirk at the end, while necessary for the setup to Star Trek VI, felt a little off. Again, though, that is not the fault of the writer, but rather where the character is in the film. The scenes in the prison camp were particularly well-written, and I found myself empathizing wi ...more
Gabriel Wallis
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Arlo Wallis
Recommended to Gabriel by: Arlo Wallis
Shelves: 2013
"In the Name of Honor" was very entertaining; I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The Federation and the Klingon Empire talking peace, Kirk and Sulu jumping on a Klingon vessel to rescue Starfleet prisoners on a jungle planet deep within Klingon space, Klingons sabotaging the peace talks, Scotty disarming bombs... all make for a good, entertaining Star Trek novel. My older brother gave me this book for Christmas years ago. Inside, he wrote, "Merry Christmas 2001. Hope you enjoy the book! Live long an ...more
Bryan Schmidt
Feb 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this. It fits in a unique spot between the last two Original Cast movies and actually sets up film VI. It uses a two person away team which was not as common in the series and made for an interesting pairing of Kirk and Sulu with Klingons as partners in a mission of mutual interest. The characters and storylines worked well for me and I thought it felt authentic more so than several other Trek novels I have read as far as the feel. It also had Spock, McCoy, and Scotty in lesser roles t ...more
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ward weaves a good story that is quite evocative of the setting and the characters used. I particularly liked his characterization of Koloth. Just completed my second read and it was just as enjoyable as the first time.
Michael Hamaker
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story!!!

The characters are well developed in this story,with a good plot,makes me think about all the peace talks man has held,but this 20th century is filled with violence,only God's Kingdom can bring about lasting peace on this beautiful earth!!!
Tommy Verhaegen
Oct 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook_en, sci-fi
Very dramatic, 'noir', book. Well-written, nicely fitting in the series and bridging a gap between stories from the past and the future, but not 'nice' at all. Absolutely necessary to be read and certainly worth it. Plays for a big part in Klingon space.
Travis Bird
Aug 15, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek-tos
Follows on from the adventure at the centre of the galaxy in the fifth Star Trek movie. More readable than some others in this series.
Jul 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek
A great star trek book. A must read for a fan
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