Star Trek: Coda: The Ashes of Tomorrow – Book Review

Star Trek: Coda: Book 2: The Ashes of Tomorrow by James Swallow

The crews of Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Ezri Dax, and William Riker unite to prevent a cosmic-level apocalypse—only to find that some fates really are inevitable.


The epic Star Trek: Coda trilogy continues as friends become foes, the Temporal Apocalypse accelerates, and the catastrophe’s true cause is revealed.

This second installment in the Coda trilogy takes us to Deep Space 9. Picard and those who side with him, have discovered where they think the Devidian creatures are originating. Now that the danger is known, the problem is how to stop them. Meanwhile, Riker is wants to stop Picard at all costs. And his own crew of the Titan is beginning to question him.

The suspense and danger are every bit as intense as before. And bringing in the former DS9 cast was nostalgic and heartwarming against the dark, somber atmosphere. Except for Riker’s annoying behavior, I’m thoroughly enjoying this exciting saga. And the highlight for me has been more Traveler Wesley. This is a powerful story with lasting ramifications that fans will definitely want to read.