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Part of the StarTrekNovelVerse, continuing the series ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' beyond its finale. The books detail many of the events viewers would have seen in later seasons had the show not been cancelled. These include the Romulan War and the evolution of the Coalition of Planets into what becomes [[TheFederation the United Federation of Planets]]. Most notably, the series is a massive {{Retcon}} of the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' finale, declaring it a historically inaccurate recreation.

There are currently six books:

* ''Last Full Measure'', essentially the jumping off point for the series proper.
* ''The Good That Men Do''
* ''Kobayashi Maru''

* ''The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing''
* ''The Romulan War: To Brave the Storm''.

* ''Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures''

''Rosetta'', though taking place just prior to the series' penultimate episode, may also count as part of the relaunch, being written following the series' conclusion.

A second ''Rise of the Federation'' novel is forthcoming. A third and fourth have been announced.

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!!This series contains examples of:

* AbandonShip: Several characters are forced to do so as the Romulan War heats up and their defenses prove inadequate against enemy assault. Examples include the crew of ''Atlantis'', who escape before their ship is destroyed over Tau Ceti IV.
* ActualPacifist: The Aenar characters. Shran, who is now married to a trio of Aenar, has picked up some of their pacifistic philosophies. This causes him much distress as he tries to reconcile these new ideals with his role in the Imperial Guard, and the current necessity of action (which the Aenar don't seem to realize).
* AiIsACrapshoot: The so-called "Antianna" in ''Rosetta''. A mysterious race launching unprovoked attacks on established shipping lanes, they're revealed to be an ancient robotic intelligence left over from a long-concluded war.
* TheAlliance: The Coalition of Planets.
* {{Alternative Calendar}}: Chapters featuring scenes given from the viewpoint of major alien cultures - such as Vulcans, Romulans, Andorians and Klingons - give their dates alongside the Earth date.
* AmbiguousGender: The Kanthropians in ''Rosetta''. Hoshi Sato addresses Kanthropian Elder Green as "sir", only to be wryly informed that the correct honourific would be "madam".
* ApocalypseHow: The Romulans cause widespread destruction through ramming their ships at planets...while the ship is at warp speed. As a result:
** Draylax is a class 1 (a great many deaths), possibly even a class 2 (civilization knocked back to a more primitive level), though presumably the allies will help rebuild it.
** Coridan is a class 1, with more than a billion dead.
** Galorndon Core is a class 6, with the entire planet left an uninhabitable hellhole (as seen in episodes of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'').
** Also, Haakona is a class 3a, its dominant species wiped out, when the Romulans release the [[TheAssimilator Loque'eque virus]]
* ArrangedMarriage: The Aenar in ''The Good That Men Do''. Arranged marriage is actually the foundation of Aenar culture, as is the case with their mainstream Andorian cousins. Quads are brought together after genetic mapping to determine likely success in breeding. See also: StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch.
* AssholeVictim: A lot of readers find the captain of the ''Kobayashi Maru'' very unlikable, to the extent that several have expressed disatisfaction with the character.
* TheAssimilator: The Loque'eque virus, weaponized by the Romulans during the Haakona campaign.
* BeingGoodSucks: In most of the novels, the Federation doesn't exist yet, meaning that those who live by an actual code of ethics have it far harder than in later eras. The people of Rigel X and Adigeon Prime demonstrate the lifestyle that ensures prosperity in ''this'' era; selfish greed, piracy, and a general policy of closing your eyes to injustice. Indeed, the leader of the Thelasian Trading Confederacy in ''Rosetta'' almost pities humans for their appeal to ethics. In ''The Good That Men Do'', Archer and Shran acknowledge that currently the "good guys" are somewhat powerless; while at a slave market on Rigel X, there isn't anything they can do to help, not without bringing a worse fate down on themselves. Of course, as Shran is often an HonorBeforeReason character, he almost does it anyway.
* BigDamnHeroes: The Vulcan, Andorian and Tellarite fleets at the Battle of Cheron.
* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Malurians, apparently. It seems a female is many times the size of a male (males are standard humanoid size).
* BoardingParty: The "Mutes" tend to send one over after their first few appearances; it's step three or four in their standard plan of action toward alien ships.
* BrainlessBeauty: Maras, who proves that not *all* Orion females are intelligent and sophisticated. Her elder sisters Navaar and D'Nesh, by contrast, are about as far from "brainless" as you can get.
* {{Brainwashed}}: It seems pretty much anyone who crosses paths with Ych'a is brainwashed in some way for some purpose at some point, whether they're her allies and colleagues or her enemies.
* ByronicHero: Shran might well be considered this sort of AntiHero, with his frequent jerkish behaviour, HonorBeforeReason outlook, defense of passion and general pursuit of high emotion.
* TheCaligula: Romulan Praetor D'deridex was revealed to be this, to Admiral Valdore's considerable vexation.
* CantArgueWithElves: The intellectually and technologically advanced Vissians treat humanity (and Archer as humanity's representative) as immature children, despite humans having a greater claim to a fully inclusive society. Still, humans swallowing their pride and learning to be more tolerant of others' intolerance is one of Enterprise's more interesting (and controversial) themes.
* ContagiousAI: The Roia software intelligence in ''Rosetta''.
* ContinuityCameo: The partnership between Slon and Tobin Dax was established in a short story that was later contradicted by canon and so by the mainstream StarTrekNovelVerse. In these books, though, most of the basic details from that story regarding the pair's occupations and activities are inserted back into continuity.
* ContinuityNod: Many, if you're a committed fan and paying attention. Examples include an explanation for "Captain Dunsel", a reconciliation of the Human colonial history of Achernar Prime with the world's later Romulan affiliation, and the possible inspiration for Original Series Romulans' plasma weapons. Also, the characters of Slon, Tobin Dax and Lydia Littlejohn are inserted back into the main continuity via BroadStrokes-style cameos. Finally, many of the Romulan and Klingon characters have names which also appear on 24th century starships, presumably their namesakes. The series allows us to glimpse some of the history behind those names - for example, the Klingon warship ''Ya'Vang'' in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' is named for a character in ''Kobayashi Maru''.
** The huge, oval-winged Romulan ships in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' are ''D'deridex class'', the sleeker, Bird of Prey style ship in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' was the ''Valdore''.
** The Tandarans' temporal warfare disinformation campaign, referenced in ''Rise of the Federation'', was first discussed in ''StarTrekDepartmentOfTemporalInvestigations''.
* CuffsOffRubWrists: Trip, after being briefly detained by Vulcan Security in ''To Brave the Storm''.
* DemocracyIsBad: The opinion of Governor Sen in ''Rosetta'', an important part of his characterization given that he's in charge of a democratic government. One that's close to collapse.
* DoomedByCanon: The TV Series included Coridan as a member of the fledgling Coalition of Planets. However, it had previously confirmed that the United Federation of Planets which grew out of the Coalition was founded by Humans, Vulcans, Andorians and Tellarites - no Coridanites. Hence, while the first novel in the relaunch has Coridan as part of the alliance, it also has them withdraw before the Coalition Compact is signed. The Rigellians and Denobulans were also part of the initial Coalition talks, but their absence is explained as their having been frightened off by Terra Prime in the series' penultimate episode.
** Also Captain Bryce Shumar of the U.S.S. Essex if you remember the StarTrekTheNextGeneration episode ''Power Play''.
* {{Emotions Vs Stoicism}}: T'Pau fears that bringing Vulcan into the war against the Romulans will awaken her own people's bloodthirst and make Vulcan a second Romulus.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Admiral Valdore cares little for the appalling loss of life in the war of aggression he's waging. Indeed, despite some slight disquietude he shows little restraint in using near-genocidal tactics against Coridan. However, his love for his wife and children is always shown as completely genuine and admirable.
* EvilOldFolks: Maxim Sen in ''Rosetta''.
* {{Expy}}: The Fris'len, the vampire/zombie Vulcans from T'Pol's flashbacks, are an expy of the Kurlans from the StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch.
** In ''Rise of the Federation'', the Saurians are fresh new faces on the interstellar scene; swiftly advancing, eager and ready to make waves, potentially of great importance to the future of the established spacefaring powers, and thus subject of much debate over how they should be handled. Essentially, they're expies of Humans, filling the role Humans played only a decade prior.
* FakeMemories: Terix, thanks to the brainwashing techniques of Ych'a. [[spoiler: Trip too, apparently]]
* FantasyPantheon: The Andorian religion, featuring Uzaveh the Infinite and the First Kin, is mentioned; see the StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch, where they first appeared. Essentially, their mention in this series is a ContinuityNod to established Andorian customs in the Deep Space Nine novels.
* {{Fictionary}}: Many terms and units are derived from the established ''Rihannsu'' language, from the works of Creator/DianeDuane. Plus, the Romulan names for established human planets are given in ''Beneath the Raptor's Wing''. There are also many uses of Klingon.
* FixFic: As fan response to the show's finale was largely negative, the series is essentially one big {{Retcon}} to the events of that episode. This means that [[spoiler: Trip's death is actually a fake, part of his new career in intelligence and espionage, thanks to being the only human engineer to have a familiarity of sorts with Romulan tech]].
* ForegoneConclusion: Inevitable with a prequel series. The basic strokes of history are well established: The Romulan War will end with the creation of TheNeutralZone; the Humans, Vulcans, Andorians and Tellarites will found the United Federation of Planets. [[spoiler: Trip remains legally dead, as revealed in the framing story to ''Last Full Measure'']].
* FramingStory: In ''The Good That Men Do'', with Jake Sisko and Nog in the 25th century, reading over recently released accounts of 22nd century history.
* FullBodyDisguise: The Malurians, who have artificial skin-suits that convincingly disguise them as members of other races.
* GeneralFailure: Praetor D'deridex insisted on opening up a front at Haakona despite the Romulans being occupied fighting the Human/Andorian/Tellarite alliance. Admiral Valdore had no choice but to follow orders, despite knowing a war on two fronts would be a disaster for Romulus.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Navaar, D'Nesh and Maras.
* HasTwoMommies: Trip Tucker's brother Albert is married to another man, and they have an adopted son.
* HistoricalInjoke: Many.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: As the Andorians say, "''if ice bores kill your ailicorne, make ailicorne steaks''".
* HonorBeforeReason: Shran's behaviour in "The Good That Men Do". Archer practically has to beg him to consider the possible consequences before he makes a very ill-considered attempt to free the victims of a slave market.
* HumansAdvanceSwiftly: A major reason why Romulans consider them a threat.
** In ''Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures'', Soval and several Humans discuss the fear that swift and capable advancement can generate in others. Soval admits that a desire to protect Earth from undue cultural imposition from the Vulcans was only part of the reason for Vulcan holding back in terms of aiding Earth's advancement. The other side of the issue involved fear of Human potential becoming a threat to the Vulcans. This discussion is prompted by the situation with the Saurians - another race who advance incredibly quickly, and are bursting onto the galactic scene.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: A battle during the Romulan War takes place on Berengaria VII. Dragons show up to eat Romulans. There's no particular reason for it, but, hey, we're on Berengaria, previously established in throwaway lines on the TV shows as home of the dragons, so why not have them eat people?
* IntrepidReporter: Gannet Brooks, who is far too intrepid for her own good, and eventually has to be pulled back from the front lines by her boss, who is concerned about her deteriorating mental health.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: The Klingons, of all people, when their attempt to invade the Thelasian Trading Confederacy is uncovered in ''Rosetta''. Never mind; they implicitly get control of those worlds anyway, through politics.
* LadyLand: Cygnet, which is heavily female dominated; a fact that causes problems for the Humans when male officers try to represent them in dealings with Cygnian authorities. The ''Enterprise'' crew knew that Cygnet XIV was governed by females, and programmed the translator accordingly. They didn't expect it to be ''that'' female dominated, though...The Cygnians refuse to take Captain Archer seriously as a leader and openly mock him.
* TheLoad: Planet Draylax. A loyal Coalition member, it can't contribute much of anything to the war effort, but Earth is obligated to protect it. It doesn't help that government policy on Draylax is decided as slowly as possible, given that Draylaxians seem to prefer it that way. This means even when Draylax ''could'' be of use, it probably won't be.
* MindRape: In ''Rosetta'', R'shee Theera is put under the Klingon Mind Sifter to access her memories of the Antianna, a mysterious enemy of which she is the only known survivor.
* NaiveNewcomer: Humans, pretty much, particularly in ''Rosetta''.
* NamedAfterTheirPlanet: Averted for once with the Saurians. The name "Saurian" was given to them by Humans as their politically disunified species has no universal name for itself. The planet Sauria was then named for the Saurians; it has several native names.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The crew of the ''Horizon'' leave a book about early 20th century Chicargo mob culture on Sigma Iotia II. One of them feels bad about it because the book was a favourite of his mother. Those familiar with ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' know he should actually be worried about the effect the book will have on the Iotians.
* NoEndorHolocaust: In ''Beneath the Raptor’s Wing'', several starships explode in orbit over Andoria. The planet is fine, but characters note that had the explosions been a certain degree more powerful, the atmosphere could have been stripped away.
* TheOnlyOne: No longer the case in later books. Ships other than ''Enterprise'' take part in major events, including battles of some importance. Previously, the trope was often justified for once - When Captain Archer says that NX-01 ''Enterprise'' is the fastest ship with the most experienced crew, he's right: ''Enterprise'' is the first Human vessel capable of Warp 5 (most others are around Warp 2). Then ''Columbia'' came along, to share in the missions. As the Romulan War breaks out, the NX-class starts being mass produced.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The Fris'len. They're essentially zombie-vampire mutant Vulcans. They only appear in flashbacks, perhaps fortunately. One of planet Vulcan's many dark secrets.
* PaperTiger: It's noted by Devna, an Orion (and who therefore knows better than to judge people's level of influence, power and self-assurance by what they appear to be at first glance) that the Tellarites are often a rather insecure people behind their frequent bluster.
* PresidentEvil: Governor Sen in ''Rosetta''.
* PuppeteerParasite: When Dr. Liao discovers the secret of Trill symbiosis, she briefly reflects in alarm that nobody ever discovered what a Romulan looked like - she wonders for a moment if the Romulans might not be this apparent body-controlling parasite race she's just discovered. Tobin Dax explains that the symbiosis doesn't work that way.
* PyrrhicVictory: Frequent for the Coalition of Planets, as the Human, Andorian and Tellarite fleets take a beating even in victory. It gets so bad that [[spoiler: Andoria and Tellar pull back from the war effort, leaving Earth and Alpha Centauri to face the Romulans more or less alone]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: T'Pau, though she becomes a little less reasonable by the point of ''Beneath the Raptor's Wing''. Or perhaps ''too'' reasonable. She essentially breaks apart the coalition and damages Vulcan's relations with its neighbours and allies, but ultimately she has logic on her side. She's calculating what she believes will be best for Vulcan in the long run. By the end of ''To Brave the Storm'', she makes a compromise in order to set up a BigDamnHeroes moment, and while she appears to remain troubled, the reader understands both her original actions and her subsequent change of priorities.
** Praetor Karzan seems to be this for the Romulans. At the very least, he's a lot more stable and sensible than D'deridex, and gets the war back on track.
* {{Retcon}}: Several. The Andorians are skillfully presented here - the seeming contradictions between ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' Andorians and StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch Andorians are resolved, helping keep the continuity unified. Then of course, there's the matter of [[spoiler: Trip's (un)death]], and the whole general business of the "inaccurate reconstruction". Finally, in ''Last Full Measure'', the names of Xindi characters are a blend of screen names and those given in early novelizations. For example, the Xindi known as Dolim was named "Guruk" in the first novelization, so here his full name is given as "Guruk Dolim".
** ''Beneath the Raptor's Wing'' clears up the Laibok/Laikan issue (which is the correct name for Andoria's capital?) by declaring them two separate cities - one the political capital of Andoria, the other its leading hub of industry.
* TheReveal: The true name of the Basileus of M'Tezir, which trivia-savvy Trek fans will recognise the significance of.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Averted. The Romulan dissidents in ''The Good That Men Do'' are no better than the government they oppose - and possibly even more dangerous.
* SelfDestructMechanism: Starfleet introduces them for the first time in ''Beneath the Raptor's Wing''. In the same novel, a Tellarite captain activates his ship's SelfDestructMechanism to prevent the Romulans taking control of the vessel. In fact, there are quite a few examples; two Vulcan ships and at least one Klingon use the same technique, denying the Romulans capture of their craft.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Theras and Shran in ''The Good That Men Do''. Or, as they see it, snivelling coward and ignoble berserker. Shran at least has an epiphany; [[spoiler: Theras dies, but possibly managed to grow as a person, too]].
* ShameIfSomethingHappened: Praetor D'deridex pulls this on Valdore, after taking his family hostage. This is a very, very common trope when Romulan nobles are featured in Trek novels.
* ShoutOut: Jabba the Hutt shows up in ''Last Full Measure''. Well, Jabba-in-everything-but-name.
** The alias that [[spoiler: Trip]] is using by 2186 is Michael Kenmore, the name of a character [[spoiler: Connor Trineer]] played in StargateAtlantis who also turned out to be more than he appeared.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Malcolm Reed, who is well aware of this fact and specifically chooses the gregarious Travis Mayweather as his first officer upon his promotion to captain in order to bridge the gap between him and his crew. However, he ends up using Travis as an excuse not to interact with his crew, a situation that only begins to resolve itself when the former helmsman is injured and Malcolm forces himself to open up to the crew, even revealing the reasons for his reserved nature at the same time as apologising for it.
* SpacePirate: Wungki is a fake SpacePirate, for hire. He stages kidnappings, hijackings and general mayhem at the request of his “victims”.
** The Orions, Malurians and Nausicaans are three prominant factions of space pirates, and the biggest threat to the security of the fledgling Federation's borders.
* SpaceWhale: Cloud Whales, at any rate. They save the USS ''Pioneer'' from sinking into a gas giant.
* SuicideAttack: The Romulans [[spoiler: send a ship to make a suicide run on planet Coridan, causing an antimatter explosion that kills a billion people and leaves Coridan aflame. Later they do the same to Draylax]].
* TakeThat: It's impossible to view the framing sequence of ''The Good That Men Do'', which largely consists of Jake and Nog sitting around talking about how rubbish the ''Enterprise'' finale was, as anything other than the writers giving their opinion of the episode.
* ThatManIsDead: In ''Rise of the Federation'', Trip Tucker insists that, actually, he did indeed die seven years prior.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The Romulans want Coridan and its potential warp-seven breakthrough out of the picture. ''Really'' out of the picture. Their near-genocidal attack is later repeated on [[spoiler: Draylax]], to say nothing of a deliberate and total genocide of the Haakonans as a solution to the problem of fighting a war on two fronts.
* [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman What Measure Is A Non-Shroomie?]]: The "Shroomies" ("Mutes").
* WorldDomination: Apparently a goal of the Basileus of M'Tezir.
* WretchedHive: The markets of Rigel X.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Romulan characters seem to live in fear of those situated above them in the power hierarchy doing this.

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Part of the StarTrekNovelVerse, continuing the series ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' beyond its finale. The books detail many of the events viewers would have seen in later seasons had the show not been cancelled. These include the Romulan War and the evolution of the Coalition of Planets into what becomes [[TheFederation the United Federation of Planets]]. Most notably, the series is a massive {{Retcon}} of the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' finale, declaring it a historically inaccurate recreation.

There are currently six books:

* ''Last Full Measure'', essentially the jumping off point for the series proper.
* ''The Good That Men Do''
* ''Kobayashi Maru''

* ''The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing''
* ''The Romulan War: To Brave the Storm''.

* ''Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures''

''Rosetta'', though taking place just prior to the series' penultimate episode, may also count as part of the relaunch, being written following the series' conclusion.

A second ''Rise of the Federation'' novel is forthcoming. A third and fourth have been announced.

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!!This series contains examples of:

* AbandonShip: Several characters are forced to do so as the Romulan War heats up and their defenses prove inadequate against enemy assault. Examples include the crew of ''Atlantis'', who escape before their ship is destroyed over Tau Ceti IV.
* ActualPacifist: The Aenar characters. Shran, who is now married to a trio of Aenar, has picked up some of their pacifistic philosophies. This causes him much distress as he tries to reconcile these new ideals with his role in the Imperial Guard, and the current necessity of action (which the Aenar don't seem to realize).
* AiIsACrapshoot: The so-called "Antianna" in ''Rosetta''. A mysterious race launching unprovoked attacks on established shipping lanes, they're revealed to be an ancient robotic intelligence left over from a long-concluded war.
* TheAlliance: The Coalition of Planets.
* {{Alternative Calendar}}: Chapters featuring scenes given from the viewpoint of major alien cultures - such as Vulcans, Romulans, Andorians and Klingons - give their dates alongside the Earth date.
* AmbiguousGender: The Kanthropians in ''Rosetta''. Hoshi Sato addresses Kanthropian Elder Green as "sir", only to be wryly informed that the correct honourific would be "madam".
* ApocalypseHow: The Romulans cause widespread destruction through ramming their ships at planets...while the ship is at warp speed. As a result:
** Draylax is a class 1 (a great many deaths), possibly even a class 2 (civilization knocked back to a more primitive level), though presumably the allies will help rebuild it.
** Coridan is a class 1, with more than a billion dead.
** Galorndon Core is a class 6, with the entire planet left an uninhabitable hellhole (as seen in episodes of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'').
** Also, Haakona is a class 3a, its dominant species wiped out, when the Romulans release the [[TheAssimilator Loque'eque virus]]
* ArrangedMarriage: The Aenar in ''The Good That Men Do''. Arranged marriage is actually the foundation of Aenar culture, as is the case with their mainstream Andorian cousins. Quads are brought together after genetic mapping to determine likely success in breeding. See also: StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch.
* AssholeVictim: A lot of readers find the captain of the ''Kobayashi Maru'' very unlikable, to the extent that several have expressed disatisfaction with the character.
* TheAssimilator: The Loque'eque virus, weaponized by the Romulans during the Haakona campaign.
* BeingGoodSucks: In most of the novels, the Federation doesn't exist yet, meaning that those who live by an actual code of ethics have it far harder than in later eras. The people of Rigel X and Adigeon Prime demonstrate the lifestyle that ensures prosperity in ''this'' era; selfish greed, piracy, and a general policy of closing your eyes to injustice. Indeed, the leader of the Thelasian Trading Confederacy in ''Rosetta'' almost pities humans for their appeal to ethics. In ''The Good That Men Do'', Archer and Shran acknowledge that currently the "good guys" are somewhat powerless; while at a slave market on Rigel X, there isn't anything they can do to help, not without bringing a worse fate down on themselves. Of course, as Shran is often an HonorBeforeReason character, he almost does it anyway.
* BigDamnHeroes: The Vulcan, Andorian and Tellarite fleets at the Battle of Cheron.
* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Malurians, apparently. It seems a female is many times the size of a male (males are standard humanoid size).
* BoardingParty: The "Mutes" tend to send one over after their first few appearances; it's step three or four in their standard plan of action toward alien ships.
* BrainlessBeauty: Maras, who proves that not *all* Orion females are intelligent and sophisticated. Her elder sisters Navaar and D'Nesh, by contrast, are about as far from "brainless" as you can get.
* {{Brainwashed}}: It seems pretty much anyone who crosses paths with Ych'a is brainwashed in some way for some purpose at some point, whether they're her allies and colleagues or her enemies.
* ByronicHero: Shran might well be considered this sort of AntiHero, with his frequent jerkish behaviour, HonorBeforeReason outlook, defense of passion and general pursuit of high emotion.
* TheCaligula: Romulan Praetor D'deridex was revealed to be this, to Admiral Valdore's considerable vexation.
* CantArgueWithElves: The intellectually and technologically advanced Vissians treat humanity (and Archer as humanity's representative) as immature children, despite humans having a greater claim to a fully inclusive society. Still, humans swallowing their pride and learning to be more tolerant of others' intolerance is one of Enterprise's more interesting (and controversial) themes.
* ContagiousAI: The Roia software intelligence in ''Rosetta''.
* ContinuityCameo: The partnership between Slon and Tobin Dax was established in a short story that was later contradicted by canon and so by the mainstream StarTrekNovelVerse. In these books, though, most of the basic details from that story regarding the pair's occupations and activities are inserted back into continuity.
* ContinuityNod: Many, if you're a committed fan and paying attention. Examples include an explanation for "Captain Dunsel", a reconciliation of the Human colonial history of Achernar Prime with the world's later Romulan affiliation, and the possible inspiration for Original Series Romulans' plasma weapons. Also, the characters of Slon, Tobin Dax and Lydia Littlejohn are inserted back into the main continuity via BroadStrokes-style cameos. Finally, many of the Romulan and Klingon characters have names which also appear on 24th century starships, presumably their namesakes. The series allows us to glimpse some of the history behind those names - for example, the Klingon warship ''Ya'Vang'' in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' is named for a character in ''Kobayashi Maru''.
** The huge, oval-winged Romulan ships in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' are ''D'deridex class'', the sleeker, Bird of Prey style ship in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' was the ''Valdore''.
** The Tandarans' temporal warfare disinformation campaign, referenced in ''Rise of the Federation'', was first discussed in ''StarTrekDepartmentOfTemporalInvestigations''.
* CuffsOffRubWrists: Trip, after being briefly detained by Vulcan Security in ''To Brave the Storm''.
* DemocracyIsBad: The opinion of Governor Sen in ''Rosetta'', an important part of his characterization given that he's in charge of a democratic government. One that's close to collapse.
* DoomedByCanon: The TV Series included Coridan as a member of the fledgling Coalition of Planets. However, it had previously confirmed that the United Federation of Planets which grew out of the Coalition was founded by Humans, Vulcans, Andorians and Tellarites - no Coridanites. Hence, while the first novel in the relaunch has Coridan as part of the alliance, it also has them withdraw before the Coalition Compact is signed. The Rigellians and Denobulans were also part of the initial Coalition talks, but their absence is explained as their having been frightened off by Terra Prime in the series' penultimate episode.
** Also Captain Bryce Shumar of the U.S.S. Essex if you remember the StarTrekTheNextGeneration episode ''Power Play''.
* {{Emotions Vs Stoicism}}: T'Pau fears that bringing Vulcan into the war against the Romulans will awaken her own people's bloodthirst and make Vulcan a second Romulus.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Admiral Valdore cares little for the appalling loss of life in the war of aggression he's waging. Indeed, despite some slight disquietude he shows little restraint in using near-genocidal tactics against Coridan. However, his love for his wife and children is always shown as completely genuine and admirable.
* EvilOldFolks: Maxim Sen in ''Rosetta''.
* {{Expy}}: The Fris'len, the vampire/zombie Vulcans from T'Pol's flashbacks, are an expy of the Kurlans from the StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch.
** In ''Rise of the Federation'', the Saurians are fresh new faces on the interstellar scene; swiftly advancing, eager and ready to make waves, potentially of great importance to the future of the established spacefaring powers, and thus subject of much debate over how they should be handled. Essentially, they're expies of Humans, filling the role Humans played only a decade prior.
* FakeMemories: Terix, thanks to the brainwashing techniques of Ych'a. [[spoiler: Trip too, apparently]]
* FantasyPantheon: The Andorian religion, featuring Uzaveh the Infinite and the First Kin, is mentioned; see the StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch, where they first appeared. Essentially, their mention in this series is a ContinuityNod to established Andorian customs in the Deep Space Nine novels.
* {{Fictionary}}: Many terms and units are derived from the established ''Rihannsu'' language, from the works of Creator/DianeDuane. Plus, the Romulan names for established human planets are given in ''Beneath the Raptor's Wing''. There are also many uses of Klingon.
* FixFic: As fan response to the show's finale was largely negative, the series is essentially one big {{Retcon}} to the events of that episode. This means that [[spoiler: Trip's death is actually a fake, part of his new career in intelligence and espionage, thanks to being the only human engineer to have a familiarity of sorts with Romulan tech]].
* ForegoneConclusion: Inevitable with a prequel series. The basic strokes of history are well established: The Romulan War will end with the creation of TheNeutralZone; the Humans, Vulcans, Andorians and Tellarites will found the United Federation of Planets. [[spoiler: Trip remains legally dead, as revealed in the framing story to ''Last Full Measure'']].
* FramingStory: In ''The Good That Men Do'', with Jake Sisko and Nog in the 25th century, reading over recently released accounts of 22nd century history.
* FullBodyDisguise: The Malurians, who have artificial skin-suits that convincingly disguise them as members of other races.
* GeneralFailure: Praetor D'deridex insisted on opening up a front at Haakona despite the Romulans being occupied fighting the Human/Andorian/Tellarite alliance. Admiral Valdore had no choice but to follow orders, despite knowing a war on two fronts would be a disaster for Romulus.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: Navaar, D'Nesh and Maras.
* HasTwoMommies: Trip Tucker's brother Albert is married to another man, and they have an adopted son.
* HistoricalInjoke: Many.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: As the Andorians say, "''if ice bores kill your ailicorne, make ailicorne steaks''".
* HonorBeforeReason: Shran's behaviour in "The Good That Men Do". Archer practically has to beg him to consider the possible consequences before he makes a very ill-considered attempt to free the victims of a slave market.
* HumansAdvanceSwiftly: A major reason why Romulans consider them a threat.
** In ''Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures'', Soval and several Humans discuss the fear that swift and capable advancement can generate in others. Soval admits that a desire to protect Earth from undue cultural imposition from the Vulcans was only part of the reason for Vulcan holding back in terms of aiding Earth's advancement. The other side of the issue involved fear of Human potential becoming a threat to the Vulcans. This discussion is prompted by the situation with the Saurians - another race who advance incredibly quickly, and are bursting onto the galactic scene.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: A battle during the Romulan War takes place on Berengaria VII. Dragons show up to eat Romulans. There's no particular reason for it, but, hey, we're on Berengaria, previously established in throwaway lines on the TV shows as home of the dragons, so why not have them eat people?
* IntrepidReporter: Gannet Brooks, who is far too intrepid for her own good, and eventually has to be pulled back from the front lines by her boss, who is concerned about her deteriorating mental health.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: The Klingons, of all people, when their attempt to invade the Thelasian Trading Confederacy is uncovered in ''Rosetta''. Never mind; they implicitly get control of those worlds anyway, through politics.
* LadyLand: Cygnet, which is heavily female dominated; a fact that causes problems for the Humans when male officers try to represent them in dealings with Cygnian authorities. The ''Enterprise'' crew knew that Cygnet XIV was governed by females, and programmed the translator accordingly. They didn't expect it to be ''that'' female dominated, though...The Cygnians refuse to take Captain Archer seriously as a leader and openly mock him.
* TheLoad: Planet Draylax. A loyal Coalition member, it can't contribute much of anything to the war effort, but Earth is obligated to protect it. It doesn't help that government policy on Draylax is decided as slowly as possible, given that Draylaxians seem to prefer it that way. This means even when Draylax ''could'' be of use, it probably won't be.
* MindRape: In ''Rosetta'', R'shee Theera is put under the Klingon Mind Sifter to access her memories of the Antianna, a mysterious enemy of which she is the only known survivor.
* NaiveNewcomer: Humans, pretty much, particularly in ''Rosetta''.
* NamedAfterTheirPlanet: Averted for once with the Saurians. The name "Saurian" was given to them by Humans as their politically disunified species has no universal name for itself. The planet Sauria was then named for the Saurians; it has several native names.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The crew of the ''Horizon'' leave a book about early 20th century Chicargo mob culture on Sigma Iotia II. One of them feels bad about it because the book was a favourite of his mother. Those familiar with ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' know he should actually be worried about the effect the book will have on the Iotians.
* NoEndorHolocaust: In ''Beneath the Raptor’s Wing'', several starships explode in orbit over Andoria. The planet is fine, but characters note that had the explosions been a certain degree more powerful, the atmosphere could have been stripped away.
* TheOnlyOne: No longer the case in later books. Ships other than ''Enterprise'' take part in major events, including battles of some importance. Previously, the trope was often justified for once - When Captain Archer says that NX-01 ''Enterprise'' is the fastest ship with the most experienced crew, he's right: ''Enterprise'' is the first Human vessel capable of Warp 5 (most others are around Warp 2). Then ''Columbia'' came along, to share in the missions. As the Romulan War breaks out, the NX-class starts being mass produced.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: The Fris'len. They're essentially zombie-vampire mutant Vulcans. They only appear in flashbacks, perhaps fortunately. One of planet Vulcan's many dark secrets.
* PaperTiger: It's noted by Devna, an Orion (and who therefore knows better than to judge people's level of influence, power and self-assurance by what they appear to be at first glance) that the Tellarites are often a rather insecure people behind their frequent bluster.
* PresidentEvil: Governor Sen in ''Rosetta''.
* PuppeteerParasite: When Dr. Liao discovers the secret of Trill symbiosis, she briefly reflects in alarm that nobody ever discovered what a Romulan looked like - she wonders for a moment if the Romulans might not be this apparent body-controlling parasite race she's just discovered. Tobin Dax explains that the symbiosis doesn't work that way.
* PyrrhicVictory: Frequent for the Coalition of Planets, as the Human, Andorian and Tellarite fleets take a beating even in victory. It gets so bad that [[spoiler: Andoria and Tellar pull back from the war effort, leaving Earth and Alpha Centauri to face the Romulans more or less alone]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: T'Pau, though she becomes a little less reasonable by the point of ''Beneath the Raptor's Wing''. Or perhaps ''too'' reasonable. She essentially breaks apart the coalition and damages Vulcan's relations with its neighbours and allies, but ultimately she has logic on her side. She's calculating what she believes will be best for Vulcan in the long run. By the end of ''To Brave the Storm'', she makes a compromise in order to set up a BigDamnHeroes moment, and while she appears to remain troubled, the reader understands both her original actions and her subsequent change of priorities.
** Praetor Karzan seems to be this for the Romulans. At the very least, he's a lot more stable and sensible than D'deridex, and gets the war back on track.
* {{Retcon}}: Several. The Andorians are skillfully presented here - the seeming contradictions between ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' Andorians and StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch Andorians are resolved, helping keep the continuity unified. Then of course, there's the matter of [[spoiler: Trip's (un)death]], and the whole general business of the "inaccurate reconstruction". Finally, in ''Last Full Measure'', the names of Xindi characters are a blend of screen names and those given in early novelizations. For example, the Xindi known as Dolim was named "Guruk" in the first novelization, so here his full name is given as "Guruk Dolim".
** ''Beneath the Raptor's Wing'' clears up the Laibok/Laikan issue (which is the correct name for Andoria's capital?) by declaring them two separate cities - one the political capital of Andoria, the other its leading hub of industry.
* TheReveal: The true name of the Basileus of M'Tezir, which trivia-savvy Trek fans will recognise the significance of.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: Averted. The Romulan dissidents in ''The Good That Men Do'' are no better than the government they oppose - and possibly even more dangerous.
* SelfDestructMechanism: Starfleet introduces them for the first time in ''Beneath the Raptor's Wing''. In the same novel, a Tellarite captain activates his ship's SelfDestructMechanism to prevent the Romulans taking control of the vessel. In fact, there are quite a few examples; two Vulcan ships and at least one Klingon use the same technique, denying the Romulans capture of their craft.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Theras and Shran in ''The Good That Men Do''. Or, as they see it, snivelling coward and ignoble berserker. Shran at least has an epiphany; [[spoiler: Theras dies, but possibly managed to grow as a person, too]].
* ShameIfSomethingHappened: Praetor D'deridex pulls this on Valdore, after taking his family hostage. This is a very, very common trope when Romulan nobles are featured in Trek novels.
* ShoutOut: Jabba the Hutt shows up in ''Last Full Measure''. Well, Jabba-in-everything-but-name.
** The alias that [[spoiler: Trip]] is using by 2186 is Michael Kenmore, the name of a character [[spoiler: Connor Trineer]] played in StargateAtlantis who also turned out to be more than he appeared.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: Malcolm Reed, who is well aware of this fact and specifically chooses the gregarious Travis Mayweather as his first officer upon his promotion to captain in order to bridge the gap between him and his crew. However, he ends up using Travis as an excuse not to interact with his crew, a situation that only begins to resolve itself when the former helmsman is injured and Malcolm forces himself to open up to the crew, even revealing the reasons for his reserved nature at the same time as apologising for it.
* SpacePirate: Wungki is a fake SpacePirate, for hire. He stages kidnappings, hijackings and general mayhem at the request of his “victims”.
** The Orions, Malurians and Nausicaans are three prominant factions of space pirates, and the biggest threat to the security of the fledgling Federation's borders.
* SpaceWhale: Cloud Whales, at any rate. They save the USS ''Pioneer'' from sinking into a gas giant.
* SuicideAttack: The Romulans [[spoiler: send a ship to make a suicide run on planet Coridan, causing an antimatter explosion that kills a billion people and leaves Coridan aflame. Later they do the same to Draylax]].
* TakeThat: It's impossible to view the framing sequence of ''The Good That Men Do'', which largely consists of Jake and Nog sitting around talking about how rubbish the ''Enterprise'' finale was, as anything other than the writers giving their opinion of the episode.
* ThatManIsDead: In ''Rise of the Federation'', Trip Tucker insists that, actually, he did indeed die seven years prior.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The Romulans want Coridan and its potential warp-seven breakthrough out of the picture. ''Really'' out of the picture. Their near-genocidal attack is later repeated on [[spoiler: Draylax]], to say nothing of a deliberate and total genocide of the Haakonans as a solution to the problem of fighting a war on two fronts.
* [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman What Measure Is A Non-Shroomie?]]: The "Shroomies" ("Mutes").
* WorldDomination: Apparently a goal of the Basileus of M'Tezir.
* WretchedHive: The markets of Rigel X.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Romulan characters seem to live in fear of those situated above them in the power hierarchy doing this.

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A second ''Rise of the Federation'' novel is forthcoming.

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A second ''Rise of the Federation'' novel is forthcoming.
forthcoming. A third and fourth have been announced.
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* {{Fictionary}}: Many terms and units are derived from the established ''Rihannsu'' language, from the works of DianeDuane. Plus, the Romulan names for established human planets are given in ''Beneath the Raptor's Wing''. There are also many uses of Klingon.

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* {{Fictionary}}: Many terms and units are derived from the established ''Rihannsu'' language, from the works of DianeDuane.Creator/DianeDuane. Plus, the Romulan names for established human planets are given in ''Beneath the Raptor's Wing''. There are also many uses of Klingon.
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**Also Captain Bryce Shumar of the U.S.S. Essex if you remember the StarTrekTheNextGeneration episode ''Power Play''.
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* SociallyAwkwardHero: Malcolm Reed, who is well aware of this fact and specifically chooses the gregarious Travis Mayweather as his first officer upon his promotion to captain in order to bridge the gap between him and his crew. However, he ends up using Travis as an excuse not to interact with his crew, a situation that only begins to resolve itself when the former helmsman is injured and Malcolm forces himself to open up to the crew, even revealing the reasons for his reserved nature at the same time as apologising for it.
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** The alias that [[spoiler: Trip]] is using by 2186 is Michael Kenmore, the name of a character [[spoiler: Connor Trineer]] played in StargateAtlantis who also turned out to be more than he appeared.
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* BoardingParty: The "Mutes" tend to send one over after their first few appearances; it's step three or four in their standard plan of action toward alien ships.
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* NamedAfterTheirPlanet: Averted for once with the Saurians. The name "Saurian" was given to them by Humans as their politically disunified species has no universal name for itself. The planet Sauria was then named for the Saurians; it has several native names.
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* BeingGoodSucks: The Federation doesn't exist yet, meaning that those who live by an actual code of ethics have it far harder than in later eras. The people of Rigel X and Adigeon Prime demonstrate the lifestyle that ensures prosperity in ''this'' era; selfish greed, piracy, and a general policy of closing your eyes to injustice. Indeed, the leader of the Thelasian Trading Confederacy in ''Rosetta'' almost pities humans for their appeal to ethics. In ''The Good That Men Do'', Archer and Shran acknowledge that currently the "good guys" are somewhat powerless; while at a slave market on Rigel X, there isn't anything they can do to help, not without bringing a worse fate down on themselves. Of course, as Shran is often an HonorBeforeReason character, he almost does it anyway.

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* BeingGoodSucks: The In most of the novels, the Federation doesn't exist yet, meaning that those who live by an actual code of ethics have it far harder than in later eras. The people of Rigel X and Adigeon Prime demonstrate the lifestyle that ensures prosperity in ''this'' era; selfish greed, piracy, and a general policy of closing your eyes to injustice. Indeed, the leader of the Thelasian Trading Confederacy in ''Rosetta'' almost pities humans for their appeal to ethics. In ''The Good That Men Do'', Archer and Shran acknowledge that currently the "good guys" are somewhat powerless; while at a slave market on Rigel X, there isn't anything they can do to help, not without bringing a worse fate down on themselves. Of course, as Shran is often an HonorBeforeReason character, he almost does it anyway.
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* SpaceWhale: Cloud Whales, at any rate. They save the USS ''Pioneer'' from sinking into a gas giant.
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