Summary[edit | edit source]

From the back cover: When Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receive news of a human planet hidden in the center of an immense stellar cloud, they immediately investigate.

Penetrating the cloud, the Starship crew is shocked to discover a world of knights and serfs lifted right out of Earth's Middle Ages. Ruthlessly exploiting the planet is a ring of interstellar trophy hunters preying on the immense, native dragon-lizards, twenty-feet tall and armored like tanks.

Beaming down, an away team soon becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue and murder. Taken prisoner, Picard, Riker, Data, and Ro must somehow escape and stop the hunters or face destruction from the hunters' ancient weapon, based on an advanced technology capable of utterly annihilating the Starship Enterprise....

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Reginald BarclayBeverly CrusherDataGraebelHaganHinnerMichael KirschGeordi La ForgeJenny ManciniMartinaMilesCastor NayfackKeiko O'BrienMiles O'BrienJean-Luc PicardRandolphWilliam RikerRo LarenAlexander RozhenkoSigfridSmolinskeDeanna TroiVan PoperingVolkerWorf
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BinderIrwin AllenRoger CormanWilliam Shakespeare

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

Damascus-class (Earth pleasure cruiser) • USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Diesenthe galaxy
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Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

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States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Bureau of ConservationStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Preserver Union

Science and classification[edit | edit source]

airlockbeta tachyonBlack Deathbubonic plagueduraluminumminutenebulastarsubspacetachyon emission fieldtime

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

agentarchaeologistcaptainchief engineercounselordukeknightofficerpoachersecond officersecurity guardsecurity officerserf

Other references[edit | edit source]

Aldebaran sand eelAndorian glitterlingsangelbelfryBiblebloodbatdaydragonempathyGermangorillaIndiana JonesKing ArthurMacbethmapMiddle Agesmoneymotion picturenightclawplanetPreserver languagePrime Directivesciencetagaak milktechnologyuniformwaryear

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published order
Previous novel:
Guises of the Mind
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
Sins of Commission
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Pocket Next Adventure:
Future Shock
2nd and 3rd entries

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