Fire with Fire (German Feuer gegen Feuer) is a Star Trek: Prometheus novel co-written by Christian Humberg and Bernd Perplies, released in July 2016 in the German language; the English translation started appearing in bookstores on November 22, 2017. It is the first book in the series.


Nahe der Grenze zum Klingonischen Reich ereignen sich mehrere brutale Terroranschläge, die Tausende von Toten fordern.
Wer steckt hinter den Angriffen? Sind es Fanatiker aus dem fremdartigen Volk der Renao, das im benachbarten Lembatta-Cluster siedelt? Oder hat der zwielichtige Typhon-Pakt seine Finger im Spiel? Die Sternenflotte entsendet die U.S.S. Prometheus, ihr kampfstärkstes Schiff, in die Grenzregion, um das Rätsel zu lösen, bevor der nächste Krieg in der Galaxis ausbricht.

English version:

A mysterious terrorist organization has carried out several attacks against the Federation and Klingon Empire. Tensions are running high in a region already crippled by conflict. The perpetrators are tracked to the Lembatta Cluster, a mysterious region of space whose inhabitants, the Renao, regard the Alpha Quadrant's powers as little more than conquering tyrants. The Federation are desperate to prevent more bloodshed, and so have sent their flagship, the U.S.S. Prometheus, into the Cluster to investigate the threat before all-consuming war breaks out.


Starbase 91 is destroyed in a terrorist attack and a group calling themselves the Purifying Flame from the reclusive Renao species claim responsibility. The USS Prometheus is assigned to investigate: Its captain, Richard Adams, lost his niece Karen in the attack and its crew includes the only Renao in Starfleet, Lieutenant Jassat ak Namur.

Further attacks destroy the Klingon mining planet of Tika 4b and an observation station on Cestus III. The Klingons despatch the IKS Bortas, commanded by Captain Kromm, a drunken member of a noble family, to assist the Prometheus, accompanied by Alexander Rozhenko. Spock is also sent as a Federation special envoy.

Examination of the wreckage of Starbase 91 suggests that the attackers used Romulan ships and explosives to launch a suicide attack. Spock has Thokal, a colleague in the Unification movement and former Tal Shiar member, investigate and determine that the Renao have acquired surplus equipment that went missing when the Imperial Romulan State was re-absorbed into the empire.

The Federation and Klingon personnel search the Renao homeworld, Onferin, but Prometheus chief of security Lenissa zh'Thiin and chief engineer Jenna Winona Kirk (great-great-niece of James T.) are captured by the Purifying Flame along with their Klingon colleagues, and held hostage so both Starfleet and the Klingons leave the planet.

Jassat reluctantly reports two old friends as Purifying Flame sympathisers and the Klingons capture and torture them, learning the location of the Purifying Flame stronghold. Kromm leads a joint operation to attack the base and the terrorists flee in space craft. The Prometheus and Bortas intercept them and rescue the hostages but many escape using a space-folding technique. Spock performs a mind meld with a captured terrorist and learns the Renao are being influenced by someone. The two ships head further into the cluster in search of answers.



USS Prometheus personnelEdit

Richard AdamsGeron BaraiSarita CarsonCeniaChellMassimo CiareseIsabelle CourmontMatthieu CurdinElisa FloresGleesonGralAmanda HarrisJansenJenna Winona KirkMendonAlex MeyerMobaMooreJassat ak NamurJohn PaxonRoaasSenokSimanekT'SaiTabor ReskShantherin th'TaliasLenissa zh'ThiinTricRobert VogelWilorinPaul Winter
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GaavGarrett MossT'Shanik

USS Valiant personnelEdit

BhahaniClarkeMark EdwardsFrancoJeremy HadenLinda NozawaPeter Schwartz
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Deep Space 9 personnel and residentsEdit

Cenn DescaMornNogMiles O'BrienQuarkRo Laren
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Keiko O'Brien

Starbase 91 personnelEdit

Karen AdamsAgramAlariJulie ButchkoFraxaGoldwasserGabriel Marceau
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Dimitrios CharistesCoxHillenbrand

Other Starfleet personnelEdit

Leonard James AkaarEzri DaxAlynna NechayevMarkus RohdeSendak
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Julian BashirSam BowersRhea KadaniJames T. KirkJamie Samantha KirkKimitake NoguchiJean-Luc PicardWorf

IKS Bortas personnelEdit

BocarBrukkChumarrGrakkKlarnKromm, son of KaathKrogeL'emkaMokbarNukRaspinRoothRuutToras

Other KlingonsEdit

Britok, son of GraakGrotek, son of BraktalK'mpochK'mtokKorrtMartokRooth, son of K'mpathAlexander Rozhenko
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GowronKaathKahless (clone)Kahless the Unforgettable


Gilad ak BahailNamoud ak BahailJoruul ak Bhedalak BradulEvykk ak BrusalMossam ak ForalHimad ak GenosJoruunKumaahMoadas ak Lavoorak ManasSeresh ak MomadShamar ak Mousalak PartamiRamou
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Other charactersEdit

Rah-BanVol-BanAltoun DjinianCort EnarenGlomp (Mak) • HararisKevalKyllMaldaroRentoElenor SarinSpockKellessar zh'TarashThokalunnamed Edosians
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Carol AdamsNanietta BaccoJulian Bashir (Changeling)Zefram CochraneDivine ExchequerDonatraThomas GrayK'EhleyrGell KamemorGeorge Samuel Kirk, Jr.MakRedjacHelena RozhenkoSergey RozhenkoSarekGideon SeyetikShinzonSon of the Ancient RedsUzavehThomas Wolfe

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Aoul-5USS Aventine (Vesta-class) • IKS Bortas (Vor'cha-class) • Charles CoryellKraanalUSS Lakota (Akira-class) • MedibhamonorailUSS Prometheus (Prometheus-class) • Rigelian freighterRomulan transportScorpion class (attack fighter) • USS SolarisTzenkethi marauderUSS Valiant (Constitution-class) • Vel-Tekk (mercenary ship) • yolok
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AlgeronAntares-classUSS Bohr (Merian-class) • USS BougainvilleUSS CapitolineUSS DefiantUSS EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-Eescape podExcelsior-classIntrepid-classUSS Iron HorseMiranda-classUSS Red CloudScimitarUSS SutherlandUSS Voyagerwork droneUSS Wyoming (Mediterranean-class) • USS Yukon


Achernar II (Heliopolis) • Alpha QuadrantAoulBajor sectorBajoran wormholeBeta QuadrantCestus IIICestus systemDeep Space 9 (II) (Quark's) (Frontier-class) • Earth (Paris (Palais de la Concorde) • San Francisco (Starfleet Headquarters)) • Korinar III (Chic Inn) • LC-13LC-13-IILembatta ClusterLembatta Prime (Sun City) • Milky Way GalaxyOnferin (AurounfactoryKonuhbiMassoa) • Qo'noS (Great Hall, First City) • Romulus (Apnex SeaKi Baratan (Admiral Valdore BuildingChalandru)) • Starbase 91 (Starlight Café) (Watchtower-class) • Tika IVTika 4bTika system
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AcinaAndorAntaresB'hava'elBadlandsBenzarBeta Antares Ship YardsBetazedBharatrumCapella IVCatoumniChalnaDeep Space 9Delta QuadrantEarth (AlcatrazGreeceNew ZealandSan Francisco (Baker BeachLombard StreetSan Francisco BayStarfleet Communications Research Center)) • Earth Outpost StationEchelon 1Epsilon 119Federation-Klingon borderFerasaFerenginarGamma QuadrantIadLhoeel • (Narad Sea) • Munjeb IIINew France • Onferin (Bhorau Desert) • PraxisRantalRemusRomulan Neutral ZoneSector 221-GSilva sectorSol sectorStarbase 7Tullinar VIUtopia Planitia Fleet YardsVorta VorVulcanXhehenemYssab

Races and culturesEdit

AndorianBajoranBenziteBetazoidBolianCaitianCapellanCardassianChalnothEdosianFerengiGrazeriteHuman (FrenchGermanIrishItalianJapaneseNorwegianSudanese) • KlingonLurianMiradornOrionRantalRenaoRomulanTellariteTiburonianTrill (Trill symbiont) • TzenkethiVulcan
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BorgBreenChangeling • Human (AztecMayan) • KinshayaNuvianPakledTholian

States and organizationsEdit

CemoudanCouncil of the SpheresFederation CouncilFederation Diplomatic CorpsFederation News ServiceFerengi AllianceHome SpheresHouse of DachoHHouse of KonjahHouse of KrugeKlingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireKlingon High CouncilOrion SyndicatePurifying FlameRomulan Star EmpireSpherekeepers of AurounStarfleetStarfleet CommandStarfleet IntelligenceTyphon PactTzenkethi CoalitionUnited Federation of Planets
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Cardassian UnionCoalition of PlanetsFerengi Commerce AuthorityGorn HegemonyImperial Romulan StateOfficer Exchange ProgramPathfinder ProjectProject Full CircleProject GenesisRomulan Defense MinistryRomulan SenateStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommunicationsStarfleet Corps of EngineersStarfleet SecurityTal ShiarUnification movementWarp-Speed Classic Vaudeville of Amelia Lukarian

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralagentaideambassadorartistbartenderbekkcaptaincarneyChancellor of the High Council of the Klingon Empirechief engineerchief medical officerchief of operationscommanderCommander-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleetcommunications officerconcubineconn officercouncilorcounselordancerdata analystdeputy chief engineerdeputy chief of securitydiplomatensignfarmerFederation Ambassador to the Klingon EmpireFerengi Ambassador to the Republic of Bajorfirst officerfleet admiralforemangovernorhelmsmansphere keeperKlingon Ambassador to the United Federation of Planetslieutenantlieutenant commanderlieutenant junior gradelinguistlyricistmajormanagermercenarymerchantnavigatoroperations officerpilotpoetPraetor of the Romulan Star EmpirePresident of the Home SpheresPresident of the United Federation of PlanetsRenao Defense Ministerscience officersecond officersecurity chiefsenior chief petty officersmugglertactical officerterroristtheologiantour guideuhlanvegetarianwaiterwatch officerxenozoologistyeoman

Science and technologyEdit

aniciumanthraciteantiprotonarcologyartificial gravityastrophysicsatmosphere (magnetosphere) • biobedbiologybloodcameracarbon monoxidecentrifugal forcecloaking deviceclonecombadgecommunicatordata chipdata paddeflector shielddilithiumdisruptordisruptor cannoneclipseelectromagnetic spectrumEMH Mark IIenergy fieldenzymeEPS manifoldEV suitflashlightgas giantgeneticshand scannerholodeckholoemitterholoscreenholovidhoming beaconhypersubspace speedimpulse driveinertial dampenerInterphase cloaking deviceionized particlesisolinear rodlamplife supportlivermassmatter-antimatter reactorminer's lampminingmoleculemulti-vector assault modenebulaneutral atomnitrogenoxygenperma-concretephaserphaser arrayphaser riflephoton torpedoplasmaprotomatterpsychologyquantum slipstream driveradiationreactor breachred giantreplicatorrespiratorrodiniumself destructsensor arrayShedai meta-genomeshield generatorshock pistolsilicatesolar windsound wavesubspace communicationssupernovatachyontachyon detection gridtachyon radiationtekasitetractor beamtransparent aluminumtransportertricobalttricordertrilithiumType-XII phaserultritiumuniversal translatorvolcanowarp bubblewarp drivewarp factorwarp field generator coilwarp nacellexenozoology

Other referencesEdit

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