Author Peter David announced on July 10, 2008 on his blog that he had just turned in the manuscript for a new New Frontier novel entitled Treason.[1] It is the first full-length New Frontier novel published in three years.

Introduction (blurb)Edit

It is a time of political upheaval and uncertainty in the New Thallonian Protectorate. Following the brutal assassination of her husband, Si Cwan, former Starfleet officer-turned-newly-appointed-Prime Minister Robin Lefler must now face the growing danger and intrigue surrounding her newborn son and heir to the noble line of Cwan. Following a harrowing assassination attempt, Robin has no choice but to flee New Thallon with her child...seeking refuge with Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the U.S.S. Excalibur and creating a major diplomatic crisis in Sector 221-G.

The political fallout between the Federation and the New Thallonian Protectorate pales, however, in comparison to the threat of an enigmatic alien race determined to seize the infant Cwan for its own mysterious purposes. But nothing could possibly prepare Calhoun for the shocking betrayal from within -- an act of treachery to aid and abet this alien race -- forever altering the lives of the Excalibur crew....


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FhermusMark McHenry

Starships and vehiclesEdit

ambassador transportUSS Excalibur-AIRW SpectreUSS Trident


AF1963Bravo StationNew ThallonSector 221-G
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Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

New Thallonian ProtectorateStarfleetStarfleet SecurityUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technologyEdit

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Ranks and titlesEdit

ambassadorcaptaincommanderexecutive officerguardofficerprime ministerPrime Minister of the New Thallonian Protectoratesecurity guardsoldier

Other referencesEdit

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  • The book was published in the trade paperback format, a departure from the previous three novels in the New Frontier series which were published as hardcover titles. Like the hardcover releases the book was later reprinted as a mass market paperback.




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