On the planet Idris, a ruthless Romulan warlord, Jarak Tal Ziron, holds the people hostage. His prize captive is Marel, Queen of Idris, and once the bride of William Riker. In his thirst to avenge his son’s death, he threatens to destroy his hostages, including Riker and Marel’s young son, unless Riker surrenders hmself for combat to the death. Meanwhile, Riker has been driven to resign from Star Fleet in disgrace, and is near death on the planet Mirage, where only the Listener, Guinan, can help him survive and find the love which he once knew and had believed forever lost.
An ST:NG Novella.