I am trying to find a Star Trek book where a battle is occurring. The battle is so big that it looks like the sun. The battle occurs at the end of the book

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    This is nowhere near enough information for anyone to figure it out for you. We'll need a lot more than one sentence. When did you read it, was the book new at the time, what era of Star Trek was it, any characters who were in the book, what the cover looked like, etc.. Anything you can remember can help. Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 4:54
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    Especially the era and characters. Another thing would be the races involved and the names of any ships. Commented Jul 22, 2014 at 5:07

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The Voyager novel Ragnarok is about two races locked in combat - their weapons were underdeveloped compared to their shield technology, so the battle consisted of millions of ships pressing against one another until a ship's shields failed and it was crushed.

Voyager approached, mistaking it for a strange star based on the energy output, I believe.

After trying to determine the cause of the battle, of which both sides do not remember how it started, Voyager somehow gets involved (naturally) and finds a way to shift the frequency of their phasers to slice through the ships, destroying many on both sides of the conflict.

In the end, both sides agree to a cease fire to fight their new enemy, the Federation. The only problem is that their top speed was warp 1 or 2, so they won't be in Federation space for a thousand years.

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    “Voyager... finds a way to shift the frequency of their phasers to slice through the ships, destroying many on both sides of the conflict” — yikes! Doesn’t sound very Federation-y. Commented Jun 3, 2015 at 16:06
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    Which book is this?
    – Valorum
    Commented May 29, 2017 at 18:15
  • I believe it was Ragnarok. amazon.com/Ragnarok-Star-Trek-Voyager-No/dp/067152044X Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 18:42
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    Yup sure sounds like the Voyager novel Ragnarok. I have read it and own it. The above answer is more or less a direct excerpt from that novel.
    – MrInfinity
    Commented Apr 29, 2018 at 17:46

Are you talking about the novelization of Star Trek: Insurrection?

Chapter 13, page 279:

Picard closed his eyes, but for a blazing milli-second, it was like staring wide-eyed at a daytime sun...then the brightness dimmed....

It's not really that big of a battle though; this was just a struggle between Picard and Ru'afo.

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