With the release of Star Trek Vanguard: Storming Heaven this week, the Star Trek Vanguard saga is coming to an end.
Star Trek Vanguard: Storming Heaven is a true finale to the series. “The final Vanguard novel, Storming Heaven, continues that tradition by representing another first in Star Trek fiction: a planned ending to a literary original series,” said Author David Mack. “The last thing we wanted was to overstay Vanguard‘s welcome by churning out novels that did little to advance its overall narrative. In fact, after I finished the series’ fifth novel, Precipice, it had become clear to the three of us [Mack, Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore] that the series had reached ‘critical mass.’ It was time to begin our endgame.”
After seven years and eight books, the characters in the books have to face the results of their actions during the events of the series. “All the mistakes made by our characters come back to haunt them,” said Mack. “Some of our key players will find the redemption they seek;” said Mack, “others will have to live with the consequences of their actions. My hope is that when readers reach the story’s end, they’ll feel as if they’ve been given a glimpse into a secret chapter of Star Trek‘s long, rich history, one that will give them a new appreciation for the era of the original series.”
“The only thing harder than writing a good beginning is writing a good ending,” said Mack. “Since its inception, Star Trek Vanguard has always been special to me. As the author invited by Editor Marco Palmieri to develop the series’ bible with him and then write the first novel, the saga has always embodied much of what I’ve loved about the original Star Trek series I grew up watching, and it represents my vision for what a modern version of Star Trek could be.”
Star Trek Vanguard: Storming Heaven releases tomorrow.