||I recently completed this book, along with Articles of the Federation. I would highly recomed both of these titles to anyone who is interested in a little more detail then StarTrek has been offering lately. Taking Wing is the first adventure of the Luna-Class starship Titan under the command of Captain Willian T. Riker. The events of this novel take place in the end of the year 2379, shortly after the events in Star Trek: Nemesis. This book describes the mission that Riker talked about at the end of the movie Nemesis in which he was taking his new ship the neutral zone, well in fact he actually goes to Romulas. The Titan is one of the new class of ship designed to bring Starfleet back to it's original mission of exploration after nearly a decade of war. Rikers crew is comprised of several known faces and more then a few new ones, as the Titan is the first ship in Starfleet history where the majority of the crew is not human, infact only 15% of the crew are human. I'm not going to talk about the storyline of this novel however, i will say that this novel is extremely well written and that it satisifies a lacking in the Star trek Universe of late.