By Susan Wright
Pocket Books/Star Trek | 304 pages | ISBN 9780743420693 | September 2000
Every year, Starfleet Academy in San Francisco attracts many of the most talented
and ambitious young people in the Federation. They come from all over the Alpha
Quadrant, from hundreds of worlds and species, to prepare themselves for the
challenges of the final frontier.
Meet a new generation of cadets: a newly joined Trill just beginning the first of
many lives; a Bajoran Vedek who finds himself torn between his vows and an unspoken
love; a reckless young man fond of pushing the limits; a feline alien raised among
humans; a brilliant but immature young woman with a lot to learn; and a native-born
Earth woman with a talent for engineering.
Together they will learn about courage, life, teamwork, and themselves. Their future
is just beginning — but one of them will not survive!