Tor, Dec 2001, 14.95, 350 pp.
Liam Kincaid knows how complex life can get as he is the Protector of the Taelon Companion Da'an and leads the underground human resistance to the aliens. With all that already pressing on his shoulders, Liam also struggles to contain his power that he gained from an alien ancestor.
Taelon's Synod leader Zo'or discharges a virus that harms thousands of humans in an opening ploy of a deadly gamut. Liam and his resistance followers struggle to find the cure before Zo'or's plan turns fruitful and leads to a genocide, with a gigantic proportional of death counts. However, Liam catches the virus' flu and more as his suppressed alien nature surfaces leaving him either as another statistic or humanity's savior.
GENE RODDENBERRY'S EARTH FINAL CONFLICT: HERITAGE contains a fast paced futuristic story line based on the popular TV series. Liam is an intriguing character struggling with balance and harmony inside his soul while also discharging his complex responsibilities. Though more for fans of Mr. Roddenberry's TV show, Doranna Durgin shows why she is an award-winning author because those readers who enjoy alien human encounters will find the novel entertaining too.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner