My Enemy, My Ally (Star Trek, Book 18)
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 2nd 1984
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
Series: Star Trek: The Original Series 3 (#18)
People tend to stick up their noses at tie-in books - the titles created to expand the story of created universes. By and large, they do tend to be formulaic. This book proves that a tie-in book can be as good as anything being published. It has a great theme - sometimes, the most patriotic thing...
After reading this series, I decided that I much prefered the way the Romulans were shown here than what the movies did to them. More interesting, more challenging.
Despite the Harlequinesque title, this is quite a good effort, with a nice balance of action and reflection, and the same unpretentious grasp of the characters as Ms Duane exhibited in The Wounded Sky. In this one, a Romulan commander, an oldish woman, decides that in all honour she cannot support t...