"The true test of a warrior is not without...it is within." Sins of the past collide with hopes for the future as Martok fights for the right to lead the Klingon Empire. With the secret of his usurper exposed, the ousted chancellor and his ragtag band of followers embark on a desperate plan to retake the empire. But while Worf, Ezri Dax, and the crew of the IKS Rotarran go in search of the Klingons' most revered icon of power, Martok is dealt the most crushing blow of all -- driving him to make his final stand on the ice-strewn cliffs of sacred Boreth. As that frozen world reverberates with the song of armies and bat'leths clashing, the mystery of Martok's past, and the future of the Klingon Empire, is revealed.
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The Book keeps you reading and wondering what will happen on the next page. For any real Star Trek lover this is a book for you. I would not suggest this book to someone who can't stand Klingons though, and like every book there are a few dry reading pages.
This is the second part to the two part series. It's a great Klingon action story! BTW, I thought the spiritual aspects were just great! One of the most interesting things about the Klingons, they are like the Samurai of ancient Japan, with their spirituality and warrior culture! This story would make a great series premier for a new Star Trek TV series! The female characters get a lot of respect, unlike on the past TV series, where they are either sex maniacs or frigid housewives. Martok's wife gets a chance to show some real heroism here! As a female fan of the Klingons, I was surprised and pleased by this two part novel! Thank you, Mr. Lang and Hertzler! I recommend the book highly. I deducted a point only because in many paqrts it seems copied directly from John Ford's "The Final Reflection" and Kat Ramo's "Citizen Of The Empire."
"The Left Hand of Destiny" Book Two continues the epic saga from Book One. A brilliant but utterly mad geneticist from Martok's past has revived a monstrous threat from the Klingon homeworld's own past. And Martok, the reluctant Chancellor, heeding omens from the ancient Goddess of Destiny, is the only hope for his Empire's survival. What is the mystery which Destiny holds in Her left hand? Martok realizes that in accepting it, he will save his people but endure heartbreaking sacrifice... This is a Klingon novel, set wholly in the Empire, with very few Federation characters. As such, it will likely appeal mainly to that Trek audience known as the klinfandom. And inevitably, it must be compared to John M. Ford's "The Final Reflection", which has provided for nigh two decades the template upon which the klinfandom is structured. Klinfans who read "The Left Hand of Destiny" will take delight in the numerous concepts derived from Ford's definitive work, including Klingon-alien...
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