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Captain Picard and the USS Enterprise must stop a group of interplanetary trophy hunters from destroying a developing world.

Here There Be Dragons is a Pocket TNG novel – #28 in the numbered series – written by John Peel. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in December 1993.

Summary

From the book jacket
When Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise-D receive news of a Human planet hidden in the center of an immense stellar cloud, they immediately investigate.
Penetrating the cloud, the Starship crew is shocked to discover a world of knights and serfs lifted right out of Earth's Middle Ages. Ruthlessly exploiting the planet is a ring of interstellar trophy hunters preying on the immense, native dragon-lizards, twenty-feet tall and armored like tanks.
Beaming down, an away team soon becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue and murder. Taken prisoner, Picard, Riker, Data, and Ro must somehow escape and stop the hunters or face destruction from the hunters' ancient weapon, based on an advanced technology capable of utterly annihilating the Starship Enterprise

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Memorable quotes

"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes!"

- Lukas the magician, summoning Worf

Background information

  • This is the first Star Trek novel by John Peel.
  • This was the final Pocket TNG novel to be reprinted in the UK by Titan Books; future releases would be distributed by Simon & Schuster UK.

Characters

Jean-Luc Picard
William T. Riker
Data
Ro Laren
Miles O'Brien
Keiko O'Brien
Reginald Barclay
Alexander Rozhenko
Worf

First away team

Lukas (Picard)
Musician/magician
Rosalinde (Ro)
singer
Dieter (Data)
Musician/homunclus
Martel (Miles)
Musician
Nayfrack
Musician

Second away team

Troi
wealthy lady
Riker
man-at-arms

Other Enterprise crew

Smolinske
head of Stores
Van Popering
member of the relief bridge crew
Hinner
Ensign
Nurse Ogawa
Jenny Mancini
navigation officer

Smugglers

Castor Nayfrack
Dr. Hagan
O'Leary
deceased
Tanaka
deceased
Randolph
leader

Locals

Michael Kirsch
scholar
Martina
servant girl
The Duke
Herr Graebel
wine merchant and slaver
Sigfrid
manservant to Grabel
Captain Volker
chief jailer?

References

beta-tachyons; Enterprise-D, USS; Preservers

Aldebaran sand eels
Endangered. Less than 500 individuals left.
Earth mountain gorilla
Endangered. Less than 500 individuals left.
Starbase 217
Vulcan nightclaw
Endangered. Less than 500 individuals left.

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