Back Cover Text: Missing for two hundred millennia, the legendary Iconians have returned, bringing with them the secret of interdimensional teleportation across vast interstellar distances. Awakened once more, their ancient Gateways are rewriting the map of the galaxy, and nowhere more than in the New Frontier®....

A century ago, the imperial Thallonians separated two feuding alien races, depositing each of them on a new world safely distant from that of their ancestral enemies. Now, however, the Gateways have made it possible for the long dormant blood feud to begin anew. Captain Mackenzie Calhoun of the USS Excalibur-A and his partner, Captain Elizabeth Shelby of the USS Trident, find themselves fighting a losing battle to keep the horrific violence from escalating, even as they gradually realize the catastrophic danger posed by the Gateways themselves!



Arex Na EthMackenzie CalhounEbozayGleauKira NerysKaterina MuellerJean-Luc PicardWilliam RossMontgomery ScottElizabeth ShelbySolokElias VaughnVillers

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USS Excalibur-AUSS Trident


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Bajoran MilitiaStarfleetStarfleet CommandStarfleet Corps of EngineersUnited Federation of Planets
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published order
Previous novel:
No Man's Land
Next novel:
What Lay Beyond
Previous novel:
Excalibur #3:
NF Stories Next novel:
Being Human
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
No Man's Land
Pocket Next Adventure:
Horn and Ivory


Related storiesEdit

Star Trek: Gateways
One Small StepChainmailDoors Into ChaosDemons of Air and DarknessNo Man's LandCold WarsWhat Lay Beyond ("One Giant Leap" • "Exodus" • "Horn and Ivory" • "In the Queue" • "Death After Life" • "The Other Side") • Here There Be Monsters
Star Trek: New Frontier publications and stories
Novels House of CardsInto the VoidThe Two-Front WarEnd GameMartyrFire on HighOnce BurnedDouble or NothingThe Quiet PlaceDark AlliesExcalibur (RequiemRenaissanceRestoration)Cold WarsBeing HumanGods AboveStone and AnvilAfter the FallMissing in ActionTreasonBlind Man's Bluff
Short stories and novellas "Death After Life" • No Limits ("Loose Ends" • "All That Glisters..." • "Waiting for G'Doh, or, How I Learned to Stop Moving and Hate People" • "Lefler's Logs" • "Alice, on the Edge of Night" • "Revelations" • "Turning Point" • "'Q'uandary" • "Oil and Water" • "Singularity" • "The Road to Edos" • "A Lady of Xenex" • "Making a Difference" • "Performance Appraisal" • "Redemption" • "Out of the Frying Pan" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "A Little Getaway") • "Stone Cold Truths" • "Pain Management" • "Cutting Ties" • "Homecoming"
eBooks The Returned, Part 1The Returned, Part 2The Returned, Part 3 Comics Double TimeTurnaround ("Part I" • "Part II" • "Part III" • "Part IV" • "Part V")
Omnibuses New FrontierPrometheansTurnaround German omnibuses KartenhausZweifrontenkrieg

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