: Oh hell yeah
, Wounded Sky
I'm so glad I wasn't in public while reading the last few chapters; it's seriously a five-alarm tearjerker.
Have you read any of Diane Duane's Rihannsu (Romulan) novels? Or Spock's World
? I swear, that woman is physically incapable of writing a bad book.
I also really like Diane Carey's first two novels, Dreadnought
, just for their sheer uniqueness. Both are narrated in first person by a rather nervous junior officer posted on Enterprise. I admit, sometimes the main character skirts "Mary Sue" territory (being based pretty much directly on the author), but the story is so gripping, and the... voice, I guess is the right word, of the narration is engageing enough that you don't really mind.
Oh yeah, and you all need
to read How Much for Just the Planet
. There's a pie fight -- Starfleet vs. Klingons. With banana cream pies
. And it's a musical. I am not making this up.