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Titan #4

Sword of Damocles

Release DateDecember 2007
Series

Titan #4

CaptainWilliam T. Riker
StarshipUSS Titan
Year
August 2380
Rating3.72 (891 ratings) on GoodreadsRating last updated August 2, 2019
Rank#306 out of 634 books (View All)Based on average Goodreads rating
Stumbling upon a civilization torn between science and faith because of a mysterious, unexplained phenomenon known as the Eye that is visible in the sky over the planet, Captain Riker and the crew of the Titan become caught in the middle of the conflict as they search for the hidden truth about the Eye.
Titan #4: Sword of Damocles
Timeline
2380 Blind Man's Bluff (Star Trek: New Frontier #18)
2380 The Returned, Part 1 (Star Trek: New Frontier #19)
2380 The Returned, Part 2 (Star Trek: New Frontier #20)
2380 The Returned, Part 3 (Star Trek: New Frontier #21)
July, 2380 Q Are Cordially Uninvited... (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
August, 2380 Sword of Damocles (Titan #4)
September, 2380
to January, 2381
Greater than the Sum (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
February, 2381 Gods of Night (Destiny #1)
February, 2381 Mere Mortals (Destiny #2)
February, 2381 Lost Souls (Destiny #3)
February, 2381
to May, 2381
Losing the Peace (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Publisher Description
The fourth novel in the bestselling Star Trek Titan series!Fate: It is an idea as old as life itself. Do our choices shape the future, or is it the other way around? And if the path we walk is predestined—if the way we are to meet our end is knowable—what might that knowledge compel us to do? Titan's travels take it to a world at the edge of reason. Orisha is a planet whose people have lived for centuries beneath an unfathomable celestial body in their sky. From the moment it first appeared, the object was thought to be something unnatural, an ill omen that has made them feel watched, exposed, vulnerable—provoking a primal fear that has steered the course of their civilization. The Orishans call it "the Eye," and because it has consistently defied every scientific attempt to decode its true nature, many are convinced it represents an intelligence that is studying their world...and perhaps waiting to destroy it. But the secret behind the Eye threatens Titan as well as Orisha...and it holds a special meaning for one member of Captain Riker's crew in particular, whose lifelong quest to balance faith and scientific truth is tested against the harsh, unblinking glare of inevitability.