The Klingon Art of War

The Klingon Art of War

Klingons fight, but they do not merelyfight. For Klingons, battle is a dance, a way of living with dignity and purpose. This is central to the concept at the heart of the warrior culture: honour. The Klingon Art of Warlays out the principles of the Klingon code that animates their entire culture. Each chapter introduces another part of the Klingon ethic and explores the ways it informs Klingon life, behaviour, and history. Each chapter also celebrates famous Klingons, warships, and battles, and the role they've played in advancing the Klingon Empire.

Passed down from the time of Kahless, ten precepts have shaped Klingon culture and indoctrinated Klingons in the Way of the Warrior. With this new translation, people from all walks of life-and all worlds-can harness the ancient Klingon wisdom and learn to embody courage, discipline, and honour.

* Choose your enemies well.

* Strike quickly or strike not.

* Always face your enemy.

* Seek adversity.

* Reveal your true self in combat.

* Destroy weakness.

* Leave nothing until tomorrow.

* Choose death over chains.

* Die standing up.

* Guard honour above all.
  • Pocket Books/Star Trek | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476757391 | 
  • May 2014
List Price £17.99

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Keith R. A. DeCandido
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Keith R.A. DeCandido was born and raised in New York City to a family of librarians. He has written over two dozen novels, as well as short stories, nonfiction, eBooks, and comic books, most of them in various media universes, among them Star Trek, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Marvel Comics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Resident Evil, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Farscape, Xena, and Doctor Who. His original novel Dragon Precinct was published in 2004, and he's also edited several anthologies, among them the award-nominated Imaginings and two Star Trek anthologies. Keith is also a musician, having played percussion for the bands the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, the Boogie Knights, and the Randy Bandits, as well as several solo acts. In what he laughingly calls his spare time, Keith follows the New York Yankees and practices kenshikai karate. He still lives in New York City with his girlfriend and two insane cats.

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