An ancient prophecy may spell doom for the Federation!

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  • Stardate Unknown
  • Released March 1998

With the fall of the ancient Thallonian Empire, civil war threatens the planet Zondar. The arrival of the U.S.S. Excalibur is greeted with relief and celebration by the anxious populace, and Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, fresh from his cataclysmic escape from the Thallonian throneworld, is acclaimed as their prophesied savior. But one believer’s messiah is another’s blashphemer—and a prime candidate for martyrdom.

When Captain Calhoun is captured, Lieutenant Commander Burgoyne must find him before an alien fleet launches a holy war against the Federation!

Written by: Peter David


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The phasers of the Excalibur lashed out, pounding the Redeemer ship. The opposing vessel twisted away, backing off as the starship drove toward it, firing relentlessly.

Shelby pounded the arm of her chair. “Report! Did we hurt them?”

“Not to any measurable degree,” reported Boyajian.

The Redeemers’ phaser weapons blasted at the Excalibur, targeting the engineering and saucer sections. The ship trembled under the pounding as, throughout the vessel, crewmen who weren’t belted in to their stations tumbled to the floor.

“Shields at seventy percent and holding!” said Boyajian. “Whatever they’ve got, it packs more wallop than our phasers do!”

“Fire photon torpedo spread and phaser barrage. Double-barrel,” Shelby said grimly.

The Redeemers’ shields sparked under the assault, but otherwise held firm.

“They’re firing again!”

“Evasive maneuvers!”

McHenry tried his best, but the Excalibur was slowed by the damage she’d sustained. He avoided two blasts, but a third struck at the upper right nacelle.

“Shields at forty percent and falling!” Boyajian warned. “We won’t survive another direct hit . . .”

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