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A race against time to save two universes – in the astounding conclusion of Janeway's most fateful quest!

Shadow of Heaven is a Pocket VOY novel – #21 in the numbered series, and the third novel in the Dark Matters trilogy – written by Christie Golden. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in December 2000.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
An imbalance of dark matter has placed two realities in jeopardy, causing the separate universes to merge and threatening the stability of both realms. To preserve reality as it is known, the crew of the USS Voyager must defy a cosmic conspiracy and wrestle with shadows of the darkest degree!
"Rescued" by strangers who may prove to be more dangerous than his original captors, Chakotay struggles to convince his new hosts of the danger posed by the mutated dark matter – and the killer, or killers, still hunting the villages where Tom Paris has been left behind. In their own reality, as Harry Kim loses his heart to an enigmatic visitor from the shadow universe, Captain Janeway and the rest of her crew continue their search for the hidden dark matter that could cause the entire cosmos to contract in a fatal convulsion. But whose side are the Romulans really on? And what surprising figure from Voyager's past holds the ultimate key to the fate of both universes?

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Background information Edit

  • This is the final Pocket VOY numbered novel.
  • This book depicts Chakotay eating meat, despite being shown to be a vegetarian in various episodes.

Characters Edit

Kathryn Janeway
Tom Paris
B'Elanna Torres
Harry Kim
The Doctor
Seven of Nine
Jekri Kaleh 
Head of the Tal Shiar, and opponent of Lhiau, her name means "Little Dagger"
Jekri's first officer
A rogue Shepherd
Telek R'Mor

References Edit

Romulan Star Empire
R'Mor's Romulan science vessel
Omnipotent species. When Paris comments that without the Shepherds, the universe will end, Janeway reminds him of the Q.

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