Rihannsu, Book 1: My Enemy, My Ally

Romulans board the U.S.S. Enterprise–and Kirk joins forces with his most deadly enemy!

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TOS #018 Cover

  • Stardate 0304.6
  • Released July 1984

Ael t’Rllaillieu is a noble–and dangerous–Romulan commander. But when the Romulans kidnap Vulcans, intending to harness their mind power through genetic experimentation, Ael decides on treason. Captain Kirk, her old enemy, joins her in a secret pact to destroy the research laboratory and free the captive Vulcans. When the Romulans discover their plan, the Neutral Zone seethes with schemes and counter-schemes, sabotage, and war!

Written by Diane Duane


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Ael ran through the corridors of the Enterprise into one of the cargo Transporter Rooms, pulled out her phaser and leapt up onto the platform, with a great group of her own people and Kirk’s. The young man behind the Transporter console set the delay, headed for the platform himself, and they all dissolved in shimmer together.

It must have been something different about the Federation Transporters, something unsettling in their engineering — or maybe just Ael’s own suppressed fear, crying out in her mind — that made her thing she heard, as she dematerialized, the sound of phaser fire outside the Transporter Room, and a scream…

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