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The Two-Front War is a Star Trek: New Frontier novella – the third book in the series – written by Peter David. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in August 1997.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
Roll Call: The Crew of the USS Excalibur
Dr. Selar: The Excalibur's Vulcan doctor is all business. If you want to know what's wrong with you, she's the one to go to, but not if you're expecting someone to hold your hand. As calm and logical as the rest of her people, Dr. Selar has a secret as shocking to her as it will be to the rest of the crew.
Si Cwan: A prince exiled from the Thallonian empire, he is beloved by some and targeted for death by others. But Si Cwan has his own agenda: a search for the one woman who means the world to him.
Zak Kebron: The bronze-skinned Brikar is the security chief of the Excalibur. When he walks, the decks shake, and if he's coming your way, you'd better pray that you're on his good side.
Two mysteries vie for the attention of the crew of the Excalibur: Is the hospitality of the people of Nelkar too good to be true? And does a stranded spaceship truly hold the object of Si Cwan's quest– or is it instead an all-too-deadly trap?

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Background information Edit

  • The novella's title does not appear on its cover, where it is identified merely as Book Three. The Two-Front War appears only on the inside title page, and identifies the book in Pocket's backlist.
  • The novella was later collected in the Star Trek: New Frontier Omnibus.
  • Combined with the other three novellas in this serialized release, The Two-Front War reached number nine on the New York Times Best Seller List for 3 August 1997, the serial novel's third week on the list. [1] The serial remained on the list for four weeks.

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
Si Cwan
Zak Kebron

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