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Summary

An all-new novel based on the landmark TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from the acclaimed author of A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe!

Jadzia Dax has been a friend to Etom Prit, the Trill Trade Commissioner, over two lifetimes. When Etom visits Deep Space Nine with the request to rein in his wayward granddaughter Nemi, Dax can hardly say no. It seems like an easy assignment: Visit a resort casino while on shore leave, and then bring her old friend Nemi home. But upon arrival, Dax finds Nemi has changed over the years in terrifying ways...and the pursuit of the truth will plunge Dax headlong into a century’s worth of secrets and lies!

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I really enjoyed this book

I really enjoyed this book, great characters and great story. A must read for any Star Trek fan

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A really good story told from the perspective of Lt Cmdr Jadzia Dax of Deep Space Nine. It explores the relationship between the Trill and their symbiotes and what happens when symbiotes go bad. It also features Jerran Dax heavily giving us his origin story and the details of his crimes, though by the end you might feel that he was justified in what he did. We also hear from Audred Dax about her time in the symbiosis commission giving us a bit of history about that institution and the politics and infighting that goes on. The only negative in this story is the main antagonist, a Trill/symbiote combination that has lightning powers that rival Darth Sidious. Star Trek is supposed to be science fiction not science fantasy, unfortunately the story does stray into fantasy territory at times. The performance by Robert Petkoff is flawless as always and if you like the darker side of Sci-fi, I highly recommend the author's other books available on Audible; Aliens: The Cold Forge and Aliens: Into Charybdis.

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  • Sharon in Surrey
  • 03-02-22

That was not the Dax I know . . . .

I'm not used to a wimpy, whining Jadzia Dax. That kind of spoiled the book for me. It was not the fault of the Narrator because I've listened to a lot of his work in the past. I'm still a little confused about what was actually going on in the book too. I was excited about a Deep Space Nine story but this one had me struggling to finish. Not one of Star Trek's best.

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  • Megasaurus
  • 10-02-22

Guilty Pleasure

Alex White wrote the best Alien franchise book, Cold Forge, which is why I picked this up. DS9 was my favorite Trek by a mile and I've rewatched it several times, but I'd never ventured into the Star Trek book world - when you get into the weeds of a franchise to the point you're reading the books, you know they're not always top notch, and many are downright cringy - but there's something about some franchises that keep ya hooked,

White actually writes good, page-turning, highly readable books, that are coupled with that franchise world. He has a real love and understanding of the source material, and that is clear here. He writes about food in such scrumptious detail that you'll gain 10 pounds before the book is over - but his real skill is in rendering psychopath characters into understandable humans. He does not make the reader feel positively for the baddie or even root for them, like many lesser writers do - he just makes you understand them with their childish limitations, impulsive behavior, and temper tantrums. Through his lens, he makes them less archetype and more human, flawed, embarrassingly unconscious of their own faults and limitations. Which makes reading about them and accompanying them on a journey of hundreds of pagers, more tolerable.

Joran Dax's story line was vague enough to be ripe enough for this kind of post-show deep dive and it's a tender sweet spot before Worf and Jadzia pair off. White also takes the opportunity to address the Kurzon/Jadzia creepiness that was passed over blithely in the 90s show and examines it through a post-me-too lens that integrates the experience without brushing over its awkwardness.

Overall I found this to be a very pleasant diversion from reality and hope to see more of these from White. I'm impressed enough to pick up his solo trilogy next that has no movie/tv show tie in.

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  • JHerring
  • 27-01-22

Great story

Alex White should write all future Star Trek books. The story was better than most (especially other recent ST books)
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  • o2deprived
  • 13-06-22

Super DS9 fan, not a fan of Revenant

I absolutely loved DS9, but almost hated this book. I don't know if I had unrealistic expectations or if this book was just a fail, at least for me. The entire book felt like a young adult, Nancy Drew novel, loosely sci-fi -- very loosely Star Trek. The narrator is fine but, to me, increased the YA feel, more like he would be great narrating Disney novels. It looks like he is a regular Star Trek narrator, so that is unfortunate for me. To be fair, this is the first Star Trek novel I've read/listened to and I suppose my expectations were perhaps more than they should have been. IMO, anyone not well versed in DS9 lore would have been quite lost in this book. The author dropped a lot of lore, but not in a showing way, more of a 'here you go, you should already know this so I'm not going to bother painting it for you'. I lost interest in what was going on through about 80% of the book. I was interested in the beginning, all the way up to the point where Dax started discovering the shenanigans. Then Kira was brought into the fold in a somewhat nonsensical manner and it went down hill. Then Joran's story came out and that was interesting, then it fell apart again. I never really felt like I was experiencing a Star Trek universe -- of course, other than the name dropping of a few things like a replicator or 'beam me up'. The setting could have been anywhere vaguely sci-fi oriented. This is only a book for a die-hard DS9 fan who just needs to hear some names from the DS9 era.

I think the other reviews are generous and more fan-boy/girl than anything else. Reviews mentioning things like needing to 'skip chapters' and 'take time to finish' don't describe good stories to me. Just the opposite. I had to turn the speed up to get through it faster or I would have just quit about 50% through a reasonably short experience. I'm quite the fan-boy, but not of this.

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  • A. King
  • 29-04-22

Very Entertaining

The narration was great. Petkoff really worked to make each character unique. The first 2/3’s of the book was great. The final act was okay but not the really that interesting. But overall, the characters were true to their personas from the TV show and I enjoyed it.

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  • Randy
  • 27-04-22

More Please

I hesitated to buy this as it does not have the entire cast as it is focused on Dax. However, the story was excellent, very well written and kept me listening. Highly recommend to any DS9 fan. Really wish we could have more DS9 audio books.

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  • Phillip J. Fitzsimmons
  • 13-03-22

I will listen to it again

I like it.

I’ll listen to it again.

But, it requires patience. The pacing is slow in the beginning. But the end is satisfying.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-22

ok

gets a little long in the middle. overall interesting story but definitely need multiple sessions to get through and I skipped about 5 chapters to move things along.