The next novel set in the world of Star Trek: Discovery has been revealed and it will focus and Captain Christopher Pike and the Starship Enterprise.
On Thursday the long-awaited second season of Star Trek: Discovery arrives on CBS All Access and with it will come a few new yet familiar faces. Captain Christopher Pike and his trusty Number One will join the show and with them will be the U.S.S. Enterprise herself.
However, one nagging question has likely been plaguing fans from the moment the Enterprise showed up in the last moments of the final episode of Discovery‘s first season: Where exactly was the Enterprise and Captain Pike during the events of the Klingon War?
Well, we can tell you now that you won’t find the answers in the second season of Discovery. Because it turns out the story will be told in the next Star Trek: Discovery tie-in novel titled The Enterprise War.
Announced by the author of the novel John Jackson Miller on his blog, The Enterprise War will serve as a prelude to Season 2 and reveal exactly what the crew of the Enterprise was doing during the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. According to Miller he consulted with the producers of the show to make sure the book ties in seamlessly to what fans will see in the upcoming season.
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Miller also revealed the official description for The Enterprise War from Gallery Books and CBS:
"A shattered ship, a divided crew—trapped in the infernal nightmare of conflict!Hearing of the outbreak of hostilities between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire, Captain Christopher Pike attempts to bring the U.S.S. Enterprise home to join in the fight. But in the hellish nebula known as the Pergamum, the stalwart commander instead finds an epic battle of his own, pitting ancient enemies against one another—with not just the Enterprise, but her crew as the spoils of war.Lost and out of contact with Earth for an entire year, Pike and his trusted first officer, Number One, struggle to find and reunite the ship’s crew, all while Science Officer Spock confronts a mystery that puts even his exceptional skills to the test—with more than their own survival possibly riding on the outcome!"
The four previous Discovery novels have been very well received and Miller is no stranger to the world of Star Trek. He wrote the Star Trek: Prey trilogy which celebrated Trek’s 50th anniversary as well as entires in the Titan and Next Generation novel lines.
Star Trek: Discovery – The Enterprise War arrives in bookstores on July 30 from Gallery Books.