Ael t'Rlailiiu is a ble and dangerous Romulan commander. But when the Romulans kidnap Vulcans to genetically harness their psionic power, Ael decides on treason. Captain James T. 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. Along the way, the long-hidden secret history of the Romulan people - the Rihannsu - is revealed, back to the tragic schism that sundered the people of Mr Spock's home planet, Vulcan, thousands of years ago. Coinciding with the release of the new Rihannsu vel, THE EMPTY CHAIR, these vels combine thought-provoking political intrigue, military action, intense characterization, and brisk pace. Originally published as four separate books - MY ENEMY, MY ALLY; THE ROMULAN WAY; SWORDHUNT and HONOR BLADE - this collection is an excellent way for longtime readers to revisit some of the all-time bestselling classics of Star Trek fiction, and an opportunity to introduce a new generation of readers to these rich and remarkable stories.
Diane Duane is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy novels, amongst them the fan-favourite Star Trek titles DARK MIRROR and the 5-volume Rihannsu series of novels exploring the world of the Romulans (the first four volumes of which are now available as the omnibus THE BLOODWING VOYAGES 1416525777) released together with the fifth volume (THE EMPTY CHAIR 1416508910) in January 2007.