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Will the Klingons rule at last?

The Covenant of the Crown is a Pocket TOS novel – #4 in the numbered series – written by Howard Weinstein. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in December 1981.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
An Enterprise shuttle is forced to crash-land in a violent storm on the barren planet Sigma 1212. Spock, McCoy and Kailyn, the beautiful heir to the Shaddan throne, survive in the near disaster.
Pursued by primitive hunters and a band of Klingon scouts, they must reach the mountain where the fabulous dynastic crown is hidden. With the help of Spock and McCoy, and her own fantastic mental powers, Kailyn must prove that she alone is the true heir to the throne.
Should they fail, they will open the door for Klingon takeover of the whole quadrant.

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Background information Edit

Characters Edit

James T. Kirk 
Science Officer
Leonard McCoy 
Hikaru Sulu
Pavel Chekov
Christine Chapel
Paul Harrington 
Heir to the Shaddan throne.

References Edit

Enterprise, USS; Federation; Klingon; Organians; Treaty of Organia

IKS Nightwing (β
Klingon battle cruiser commanded by Captain Kaidin.
USS Normandy (β
Federation starship, assignment of Lieutenant Commander James T. Kirk.
Quadrant J-221
Sigma 1212 
Fourth planet in the Sigma system. Sixty-two percent of the planet's land-mass is too cold for Human habitation.
Zenna Four 

Chronology Edit

Lieutenant Commander James T. Kirk visits Shad while serving aboard the USS Normandy.
The events of this novel.

External links Edit

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#3: The Klingon Gambit Pocket TOS
Numbered novels
#5: The Prometheus Design
Double, Double (#22) Titan Books release order  Corona (#24)