Star Trek: Seekers: All That’s Left by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
Initially charted by Starfleet probes dispatched to survey the Taurus Reach, the planet Cantrel V now plays host to a budding Federation colony as well as a combined civilian/Starfleet exploration team. Ancient ruins of an unknown civilization scattered around the planet have raised the curiosity of archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and other interested members of the Federation scientific community. Together, they are attempting to shed light on the beings that once called this world home.
After a large, unidentified vessel arrives in orbit and launches a seemingly unprovoked orbital bombardment, the U.S.S. Endeavour responds to the colony’s distress call. As they attempt to render assistance and investigate the mysterious ship, Captain Atish Khatami and her crew begin to unlock the astonishing secrets the planet has harbored for centuries. Does the survival of a newly discovered yet endangered alien race pose a threat not only to Cantrel V, but to other inhabited worlds throughout the Taurus Reach and beyond?
This fourth installment in the Seekers series, which parallels the original series, and is on a similar exploratory mission. If you haven’t read the Vanguard series, these characters wont be familiar as this is an offshoot. Some of the more unique alien crewmates are easy to identify, but others kind of blend together for me at times. I wish they were more distinctive, as I still don’t know who most of them are.
All That’s Left is an exciting, fast-paced adventure. Alien creatures who seem familiar, but are mysterious and dangerous – make for an altogether fun plot. Events build to a thrilling ending that doesn’t disappoint.