As James T. Kirk prepares to retire from a long and illustrious Starfleet career, events in a distant part of the Federation draw him back to a part of the galaxy he had last visited as a young man, a mysterious world called Faramond whose name takes Kirk on a journey back to his youth. At sixteen, Kirk is troubled, estranged from his father, and has a bleak future. However, a trip into space with Kirk's father George and Starfleet legend Captain Robert April changes James Kirk's life forever, when a simple voyage becomes a deadly trap. Soon Kirk and his father find themselves fighting for their lives against a vicious and powerful enemy. Before the voyage ends, father and son will face life and death together, and James T. Kirk will get a glimpse of the future and his own best destiny.
Diane Carey is the bestselling author of numerous acclaimed Star Trek® novels, including Final Frontier, Best Destiny, Ship of the Line, Challenger, Wagon Train to the Stars, First Strike, The Great Starship Race, Dreadnought!, Ghost Ship, Station Rage, Ancient Blood, Fire Ship, Call to arms, Sacrifice of Angels, and Starfleet Academy. She has also written the novelizations of such episodes as The Way of the Warrior, Trials and Tribble-ations, Flashback, Equinox, Decent, What You Leave Behind, and End Game. She lives in Owasso, Michigan