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An ancient prophecy may spell doom for the Federation!

Martyr is a Star Trek: New Frontier novel – the fifth book in the series, and the first full-length novel – written by Peter David. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in March 1998.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
With the fall of the ancient Thallonian Empire, civil war threatens the planet Zondar. The arrival of the USS Excalibur is greeted with relief and celebration by the anxious populace, and Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, fresh from his cataclysmic escape from the Thallonian throneworld, is acclaimed as their prophesied savior. But one believer's messiah is another's blasphemer – and a prime candidate for martyrdom.
When Captain Calhoun is captured, Lieutenant Commander Burgoyne must find him before an alien fleet launches a holy war against the Federation!

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Background information Edit

Characters Edit

Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in New Frontier characters.

Main cast and recurring characters Edit

Mackenzie Calhoun
Burgoyne 172

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