The Destiny is the starship in the Destiny Trilogy, of which Beloved Enemy is the third story, although all three books are intended to be read as stand-alones as well as forming part of the series. The Destiny features in both Starquest and Beloved Enemy and is an important ‘character’.
Here are a few important facts about the ship
She was built in the 23rd Century and was designed by Kerry Marchant her second in command, and financed by Jon Quinlan who is her commander.
She is a deep space exploratory vessel, originally designed to explore uncharted space and collect scientific data on the flora and fauna.
She is a combination of biological and electronic components, and all systems are controlled by a highly intelligent and near-sentient computer, Selina.
Although designed for peaceful purposes, she is equipped with a highly sophisticated weaponry system in order to protect herself when necessary.
Although designed for a crew of only six or seven, she is a large vessel, with a large hydroponic garden, recreation decks, guest quarters and a large sickbay and laboratory. Because of her size she maintains a stationary orbit around any planet being explored and uses ferries to shuttle the crew to and from the surface.
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