Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Star Trek (November 29, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1451607199
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451607192

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Rise Like Lions

In the Mirror Universe…

Miles “Smiley” O’Brien struggles to hold together his weary band of freedom-fighters in their war against the overwhelming might of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance. Each day pushes the rebels on Terok Nor one step closer to defeat, but with nowhere left to run, the time has come to make their last stand.

Light-years away, Mac Calhoun and his Romulan allies harass Klingon forces with devious hit-and-run attacks. But Calhoun has a grander ambition: He intends to merge his fleet with the Terran Rebellion and lead it to victory — or die trying.

Meanwhile, a bitter feud threatens to shatter the Alliance from within. The old rivalry between the Klingons and the Cardassians erupts into open warfare as each vies for the upper hand in their partnership.

Manipulating events from its hidden redoubts, Memory Omega, the secret operation initiated by Spock a century earlier, sees its plans come to fruition sooner than expected. But striking early means risking everything — and if the revolution fails, Spock’s vision for the future will be lost forever.

Reviewers' Comments

"A veritable feast of Star Trek storytelling that effortlessly draws together the wide array of the Next Generation and beyond…"

"David Mack has spun a nicely-crafted tale that leaves nothing hanging."

"The pace is good. The action is written well, in a way that I had no trouble following what was going on at any given point in the battle sequences. And there's just enough humor mixed in to keep everything real."

"Buy it. You'll like it."


"With this novel, David Mack has cemented the legitimacy of a new series focusing on "the other side". This isn't just Spock with a beard or Kira in leather anymore. This novel has built a foundation for new stories and new perspectives on characters new and old."

"Best Trek novel of the year? Without a doubt. The cliffhanger alone is worth the price of admission, but the whole novel is a fantastic experience."

—Keith Brown, Reviews for Kicks

"If you're going to publish a Star Trek book that features a major resolution to an ongoing storyline spanning centuries, from the first ever Mirror Universe TV episode up to recent novels set in this troubled alternate, then you need the right author to tell the story — and David Mack delivers, in spades."

"This is a fabulous, no-holds-barred action adventure, combining many disparate plot threads into one coherent enjoyable whole — with a few surprise twists and cliffhangers for more stories included, to boot. Glorious!"

—John Freeman, Star Trek Magazine

"Now that's what I'm talking about!!"

"Rise Like Lions is a spectacular Star Trek novel. It's everything I hope a Trek novel (or, heck, any Trek story, on-screen or off) to be: epic and exciting and filled with intergalactic fate-of-the-universe adventure and compellingly personal character stories."

"Rise Like Lions is an epic achievement."

Josh Edelglass, Motion Pictures Comics