||I liked this book, since it did deal with the Romulan War and the founding of the Federation. Personally, though, i found it to be too campy at times. We see Sarek being born, and talking about how maybe he will go into Starfleet, or perhaps it will be his son. The tension between the two factions that made up the captains, the military and the scientists is actually very good. To be honest, i was less than enthused with the ending. Everyone goes off about the new ship together. To schmaltzy for me. All in all, though, it is a good read.