The Returned, Part I - Peter David

The Returned, Part I

By Peter David

  • Release Date: 2015-07-06
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 5
From 31 Ratings


The first installment in a brand-new three-part digital-first Star Trek: New Frontier e-novel from New York Times bestselling author Peter David!

Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the U.S.S. Excalibur are back, picking up three months after the stunning events depicted in New Frontier: Blind Man’s Bluff. Calhoun's search of Xenex has failed to find any survivors, and now he is bound and determined to track down the race that killed them—the D'myurj and their associates, the Brethren—and exact vengeance upon them. His search will take the Excalibur crew into a pocket universe, where he discovers not only the homeworld of the D’myurj, but another race that shares Calhoun's determination to obliterate his opponents. But is this new race truly an ally…or an even greater threat?


  • Perfection

    By Coolkirk1701
    This is the perfect return to the New Frontier saga. The action is perfectly believable, the personalities on point, and the ending sneaks up on you and leaves you hanging like a good book should. Only a few tiny dislikes. The cover looks to show an Ambassador class ship when the Excalibur of this time was a Galaxy and I would have preferred to see a resolution to Blind Mans Bluff. Overall, I would highly recommend this book.
  • New Frontier E Book #1

    By Zippy 58
    This was a wonderful story! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Peter David's "New Frontier" series! I love all the characters! Please keep writing this series! A fan in Nebraska
  • Wow... Just Wow...

    By Stretchomarx
    A great start to what I will assume is a great trilogy! Any fan of Peter David's work will not be disappointed.
  • Quick, fun Star Trek adventure!

    By Sekia V
    I received a copy of this for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Well, I will start out by saying that this is definitely not the type of Star Trek story that I am used to reading. This was a fast read and the way the characters spoke seemed almost too contemporary to our times. That being said, the way the characters spoke and acted made them instantly relatable. The story kept the Star Trek feel without the drag that you can sometimes get by the futuristic technical jargon that tends to fill page after page in many Star Trek books. Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with the technical jargon. It definitely makes the universe feel more solid, but Peter David shows that you don't have to always include that to maintain the feel. Though I have read several Star Trek Books, this is the first of the New Frontiers stories that I have read. When that happens, I like to comment on how easy it was on a newcomer to jump in to the storyline. Not to harp, but just like in Star Trek, you can definitely start here, but you will feel that there is a long history between some of the characters that you have missed out on. The good news is, David provides all of the backstory that you need to enjoy the story presented in this book, but you will find yourself wanting to go back and read what you have missed for sure. My only real complaint is that I found the S/he and hir usage very distracting. I do approve of his boldness in using it though so it balances out. I get the feeling that the author, although a long term and very prolific writer of speculative fiction, is very in touch with what is going on in our world and tries to reflect that. Highly recommended for Fans of Star Trek and adventure style science fiction.