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Introduction (blurb)Edit

Before James T. Kirk, another captain stood on the bridge of the USS Enterprise, spearheading its mission of exploration into the uncharted reaches of the galaxy. He was a man driven to perfection, a brooding soul whose haunted eyes reflected the burden of the impossible standards he set for himself, and for whom his longtime science officer, Spock, one day would risk everything. Yet, little is truly known about the enigmatic Christopher Pike, the events that defined him...or the secrets that consumed him.

From the embers of his early childhood among Earth's blossoming interstellar colonies, to the terrifying conflagration that led him back to the world of his birth; from the mentor who would ignite young Chris's desire to return to the stars, to the career he blazed in Starfleet that would end in supreme sacrifice -- the path of Pike's astonishing life leads through fire again and again. But even amid the ashes of Talos IV, the forbidden world on which he would live out the remainder of his days, the dreams smoldering still within his aging, radiation-ravaged breast fan the flames of Pike's spirit to accomplish one final task....

SummaryEdit

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

ArchivistBanarjeeChee Wee ChuaHana FlowersMoves-With-Burning-GraceHanleyCotton JondayFlax JondayKamnachMagistrateMaiaWilla McKinniesPhysicianCharlie PikeChristopher PikeHobelia PikeHeston PrescottProvisionerRenkovaSiddheSilkSpockStraczeskieTechnicianVinaWesleyZameret
Referenced only 
Phillip BoyceDabischAudrid DaxJames T. KirkJosé Mendez

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS AldrinSS ColumbiaUSS EnterpriseUSS ExcelsiorUSS York

LocationsEdit

EarthElysiumKanesTalos IVVestios system

Races and culturesEdit

CalligarKan'essTalosianVestian

States and organizationsEdit

Elysium CouncilNeworlderStarfleet

Other referencesEdit

Art DecoDust Bowl

AppendicesEdit

  • In the novel's inner title page, the 5th city listed under Pocket Books is Elysium, the planet Pike lived at as a child.

Related storiesEdit

Media featuring Christopher Pike
Episodes The CageThe Menagerie Movies Star TrekStar Trek Into Darkness
Novels Enterprise: The First AdventureVulcan's GloryLegacyThe RiftWhere Sea Meets SkyBurning DreamsA Less Perfect UnionThe Children of Kings
Short stories Conflicting NaturesA Private AnecdoteSins of the MotherThe Greater Good
Comics Early Voyages Flesh of My FleshThe Fires of PharosOur Dearest BloodNor Iron Bars a CageCloak and Dagger (12) • The Flat, Gold ForeverImmortal WoundsOne of a KindThe Fallen (12) • Futures, Part OneFuture TenseFuturesNow and ThenThanatosNemesis
other All Those Years Ago...To Walk the NightDoor in the CageReturn to the Forbidden PlanetA Prelude to WarAlien Spotlight Alien Spotlight, Volume I (VulcansOrions) • Mirror Images (1245) • Shadows of the PastThe Ends of EternitySpock: Reflections, Issue 2Star Trek Movie Adaptation (23456) • Captain's Log: Pike
Media featuring the USS Excelsior (NCC-2000) under Captain Hikaru Sulu
Episodes/Movies Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryFlashback
Novels The Fearful SummonsThe Captain's DaughterThe Ashes of EdenStarfleet AcademyThe Captain's Table: War DragonsThe Lost Era: The SunderedExcelsior: Forged in FireFlashbackThe Lost Era: One Constant StarBurning Dreams
Comics Tests of CourageA Wolf in Cheap Clothing (1234) • Captain's Log: SuluStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered CountryThe Veteran
Captain Sulu Adventures
(Audiobooks)
CacophonyEnvoyTransformations
Characters Hikaru SuluPavel ChekovJanice RandDevon GablerDmitri ValtaneLeonard James AkaarLojurTuvokAltos Viger

TimelineEdit

published order
Previous novel:
Seeds of Rage
TOS novels Next novel:
Provenance of Shadows
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Solace in Bloom
Section 1
Pocket Next Adventure:
Solace in Bloom
Section 3
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2320.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in twelve other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
The Sundered
Chapter 19
2228 Next Adventure:
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Prologue
Previous Adventure:
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Prologue
2229 Next Adventure:
Demons
Chapter 1
Previous Adventure:
Sarek
Chapter 5
2230 Next Adventure:
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Chapter 14
Previous Adventure:
Sarek
Chapter 5
2231 Next Adventure:
Bum Radish: Five Spins on a Turquoise Reindeer
Previous Adventure:
The Final Reflection
Part One
2236 Next Adventure:
The Better Man
Chapter 1, Section 4
Previous Adventure:
The Counter-Clock Incident
Chapter 1, Sections 2-5
2246 Next Adventure:
Though Hell Should Bar the Way
Previous Adventure:
The Cage
2254 Next Adventure:
The Rift
Chapters 1-7
Previous Adventure:
Crisis on Centaurus
Chapter 3
2256 Next Adventure:
Constitution
Flashback
Previous Adventure:
The Kobayashi Maru
Chapter 6
2260 Next Adventure:
Immortal Coil
Chapter 19
Previous Adventure:
Immortal Coil
Chapter 19
2261 Next Adventure:
The Ashes of Eden
Chapter 35
Previous Adventure:
The First Artifact
2266 Next Adventure:
The Sundered
Chapter 17
Previous Adventure:
The Conscience of the King
2267 Next Adventure:
The Galileo Seven


published order
chronological order
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2320.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in two other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
The Menagerie, Part I
2267 Next Adventure:
The Menagerie, Part II
Previous Adventure:
The Menagerie, Part II
2267 Next Adventure:
Shore Leave


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