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Old Wounds is a Pocket VOY novel – the first novel in the Spirit Walk duology – written by Christie Golden. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in November 2004.


From the book jacket
Captain Chakotay is ready to prove himself as the new commanding officer of the Starship Voyager – but skeptics back at Starfleet Command are watching him closely for any sign that he will revert to his renegade Maquis ways. His first mission as captain, to transport a group of colonists back to their home planet of Loran II, seems easy enough: make sure the planet is safe for colonization, unload the settlers, and head back to Earth. He even has an extra reason to enjoy the trip – his sister, Sekaya, has joined the mission as a spiritual adviser to the gentle, peace-loving colonists.
But when the crew arrives at Loran II, they discover a mysterious storm, an ominously deserted settlement – and a hidden threat from Chakotay's past that could destroy them all. Will Chakotay's first mission as captain of Voyager also be his last?

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Background information


Admiral Janeway

Kathryn Janeway (β
Admiral, instructor at Starfleet Academy.
Chakotay (β
New captain of Voyager.
Tuvok (β
Commander Tuvok is Janeway's assistant instructor.
Tom Paris (β
Lieutenant Commander Paris remains on leave, Starfleet declined to offer him a position as Chakotay's first officer because both men had former Maquis ties.
Sekaya (β
Chakotay's sister
B'Elanna Torres (β
Mother of newborn Miral Paris
Harry Kim (β
Lieutenant, Voyager security chief.
Seven of Nine (β)
Neelix (β
Congratulates Chakotay via long-range communiqué from Delta Quadrant.
Jarem Kaz (β
Trill CMO on Voyager.
Lyssa Campbell (β
Lieutenant, Voyager operations officer.
Vorik (β
Voyager chief engineer.
Andrew Ellis (β
By-the-book Voyager first officer.
Astall (β
Lieutenant, Voyager ship's counselor, Huanni female

Crell Moset

Crell Moset (β))
Libby Webber (β)


Icheb (β
Irene Hansen (β
Seven of Nine's aunt.

Naomi Wildman

Naomi Wildman (β)
Miral Paris (β
Infant, born on Voyager as it fought the Borg.
Greskrendtregk (β)
Samantha Wildman (β)
Jean-Luc Picard (β)
William T. Riker (β)
Data (β)
Gradak Kaz 
Trill in the Maquis, predecessor host to Jerem.
Kenneth Montgomery (β
Captain of USS Adventure (β).


USS Enterprise-E
Tevlik III moonbase
USS Voyager
Joan of Arc 
Chakotay likened Janeway's stance at the pool table to Joan of Arc's determination.

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