Star Trek fans and film audiences know that Sulu -- the Enterprise helmsman from The Original Series memorably portrayed by George Takei, went on to captain his own ship, the USS Excelsior. But the harrowing circumstances that led to his first command have never been revealed ...until now. Forged in Fire provides a long-missing link in Star Trek history, bridging past and future with an account of turmoil within the Klingon Empire which threatens to spill over into the Federation -- and of the personal vendettas that stretch from one generation to the next. A vicious pirate known as The Albino is cutting a deadly swath across space, driven by need and motivated by malice. But his genocidal plans have unimagined consequences, as the human boy he orphaned long ago joins forces with several unlikely allies -- three Klingon captains and a hotheaded Federation diplomat who carries a closely guarded secret -- to bring The Albino to justice. Tempered in the flames of shared adversity, a captaincy is won, a Blood Oath sworn, and the fate of a civilization is decided.
Michael A. Martin has written numerous Star Trek books and e-books, including the first two bestsellng novels in the Titan series and they Sy Fry Genre Award-winning Star Trek: The Worlds of Deep Space 9, Vol. Two. His work has also been published by Atlas Editions, Star Trek Monthly, Dreamwatch, Grolier Books, Visible Ink Press, The Oregonian, and Gareth Stevens, Inc., for whom he has penned several World Almanac Library of the States nonfiction books for young readers. He lives with his wife, Jenny, and ther two sons in Portland, Oregon. Andy Mangels is the USA Today best-selling author and co-author of over a dozen novels cowritten with Michael A. Martin. He is also the best-selling author of several nonfiction books, including Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Characters and Animation on DVD: The Ultimate Guide.