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Star Trek Relaunch. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Star Trek: Typhon Pact. Star Trek: Gateways. Star Trek: Section Star Trek: The Next Generation. Star Trek: The Fall. Star Trek Comics. Star Trek: New Frontier. Star Trek: The Original Series. Star Trek: Voyager. Star Trek: Challenger. Related publisher series Star Trek: Typhon Pact. Elias Vaughn. Ezri Dax. Ro Laren. Prynn Tenmei. Julian Bashir. Benjamin Sisko.
Leonard James Akaar. Thirishar ch'Thane. Kasidy Yates.
Jake Sisko. Jean-Luc Picard. Elim Garak. Miles O'Brien. Katherine Pulaski. Jas Abrik. Iliana Ghemor. Yevir Linjarin. Deanna Troi. Beverly Crusher.
Gul Dukat. Captain Vlik. Captain Ezri Dax. Sarina Douglas. Doctor Julian Bashir. Commander Samarita "Sam" Bowers. Beverley Crusher. Natima Lang. Peter Alden. Ben Maxwell. Cenn Desca. Hennisar sh'Donnas. Seshivalas th'Larro. Gell Kamemor. Rebecca Jae Sisko. Xarian Dor. Ferrathross zh'Rilah.
Le danyi ch'Foruta. Professor zh'Thiin Marthrossi. Nanietta Bacco. Barkan Lokar. Tolan Garak. Jadzia Dax. Curzon Dax. Emony Dax. Torias Dax. Enabran Tain. Pythas Lok. Corbin Entek. Skrain Dukat. Alon Ghemor. Procal Dukat. Lela Dax. Tobin Dax. Keiko O'Brien.
Thank goodness. Onto the actual stories, this omnibus starts off with a two-part story, Avatar, about a crisis in the Bajoran religion when a prylar finds an undocumented, possibly heretical book of prophecies, continues with a Section 31 novel where Bashir is coerced into stopping a genetically enhanced rogue agent with delusions of being the next Khan, and concludes with a novel and a novella out of the Gateways crossover series where the long-thought-dead Iconians reactivate their gateway network and try to sell the technology to the highest bidder and DS9 must help with evacuation of a planet plagued by radioactive waste being dumped through a new gateway.
The strongest character arc throughout is Kira, now commander of the station, dealing with being in that role and with the crisis in the Bajoran faith. I thought it was really solid- I especially liked the Gateway novella at the end- but was disappointed that a very key moment for her character occurred off-screen in Avatar. Ro's arc as commander of security trying to figure out if she wants to be on DS9 or not was great too, and I'm intrigued by the unresolved issues brought up for Ezri as her past incarnations seem to be surfacing more and more and Bashir as he wrestles with his genetic enhancement.
Kasidy and Jake have interesting subplots relating to the prophecies in Avatar, but those kind of trail off with no resolution in this omnibus I believe they are resolved in Rising Son and Unity respectively. Quark remains Quark, and Nog remains Nog. Taran'atar, a Jem'Hadar sent by Odo to learn about the Federation is an interesting but somewhat underused more plot device than character at this point addition, but probably the most interesting of the four original characters. I actively disliked Vaughn and it will take a whole lot to make me come around I'm not happy that Mission Gamma seems Vaughn-centric , but am cautiously interested in Andorian science officer Thirishar ch'Thane and human ensign Prynn Tenmei.
Jan 18, Impoeia rated it really liked it Shelves: science-fiction , star-trek. An amazing continuation of my favourite Star Trek series! Deep Space 9 fascinated me with a cast of characters as flawed as they were good and an episodes that dared to go where previous Star Trek shows hardly dared to tread: the daunting grey areas of life.
I loved the insights gained into characters I've known for the better part of my adult life. Kira's struggles An amazing continuation of my favourite Star Trek series!
Twist of Faith is a Pocket DS9 omnibus – collecting the first four novels authorized continuation of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, springing from. cucumaxu.gq: Twist of Faith (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) (): S. D. Perry, Weddle David, Jeffrey Lang, Keith R. A. DeCandido: Books.
Kira's struggles with her faith and new command; Ezri trying to find an internal balance, while finally realising her full potential as a joined Trill; Nog growing into his role as a Starfleet officer; Bashir's continued growth from naive doctor to a force to be reckoned with and Jake Sisko's grief over his father. The book gathers all the loose threads left over from the series finale and leads the reader to new discoveries and adventures worthy of the Star Trek franchise.
There are also new characters being introduced that promise a fascinating insight into Federation politics and growth. I was especially excited over the introduction of Taran'atar and the chance to see events from the POV of a Jem'Hadar. How does a soldier, bred only for war, operate during times of peace?
It's a question "Twist of Faith" isn't trying to answer, but prepare the reader to explore in an ever-expanding universe. I'm very excited for the journey! That being said, the omnibus edition isn't without it's weaknesses. The first two books, Avatar, start off amazingly strong and vivid; something that is carried all the way through Abyss. The last two books of the edition, however, are a little disappointing. With the introduction of the gateways, the author opened up a whole can of worms that's only glanced at. While there is action - Jem'Hadar vs.
Hirogen - the real potential of the gateways is more of less ignored in favour of a more immediate crisis. There were a lot of aspects to Demons of Air and Darkness that could have been expanded upon. And, to be fair, probably are in the rest of the Gateway saga The last book, Horn and Ivory, offers a fascinating insight into Bajor's history, but the point of Kira's travel to the past is somewhat insignificant when compared to the rest of the events from the edition.
She may return with a new sense of purpose, but the story could have been expanded upon to give it a real weight in the reader's mind. It was diverting and interesting and very well-written, but a rather weak end to an edition that started off with mystery, convoluted truths and people in the midst of spiritual and personal growth. Despite that, I can only recommend this book to any DS9 fan who doesn't want the adventure to be quite over yet. It'll wet your appetite and wake your curiosity and before you know it, "Twist if Faith" will be the first of a long line of DS9 novels on your bookshelf.
Sep 02, Carlissa rated it really liked it Recommends it for: all Star Trek fans. Shelves: ebooks , read-in , star-trek.
It picks up where the tv show leaves off. I read this book back in , so this is a re-read for me. This book definitely is a must read for DS9 fans! It made an interesting story, but I keep wondering what is the point of this storyline? Was it to show her the origins of the Bajoran faith and how Bajor was united by their religion? Also, what happens to Jake in the wormhole is not resolved in this book which I wish it had been it eventually is resolved in a future book.
Twist of Faith. Luckily, it didn't let me down! Learn More. About S. Charles Packer. This book was originally published as several separate novels, plus an additional short story. What began as a desperate attempt to save lives became a descent into an abyss of deception, moral compromises, and outright criminal acts, as Sisko sacrificed every ideal he held dear in order to preserve the civilization that espoused those selfsame principles.
Not my favorite Star Trek collection A Good Start Like a lot of fandom books the tales in this omnibus are not amazing but they are at least good. The difficulty of taking the end of a long running series, especially one that tied itself up so well as DS9, and running with it is large but these step up to the task well and make me at least interested in reading more. Aug 26, Shelby Lynne rated it really liked it Shelves: finished-interlibrary-loans. Or, we all have our vices and apparently mine are Deep Space Nine novels.
Don't be ashamed to pleasure read, kids. Sometimes you need a break from the heavy stuff. Jul 15, Violet rated it liked it. I give the collection a 3. It is a MUCH better continuation and ending than season 7 gave us. Feeds the desire for more Deep Soace 9 A really excellent start the continuation of the ds9 story. My only real complaint is that at some parts the stories seem rushed, with that said I cant wait to read the continuation.
But once I settled in and accepted these books for what they are, I enjoyed them. Oct 08, Erik rated it it was amazing Shelves: read Twist of Faith is an omnibus collecting four Star Trek tie-in novels and a novella that continue the story of Deep Space 9 and its crew. In short: I loved this book. The stories were all very well put together, giving attention and a very good voice to those regulars that were left behind on the station or from elsewhere in the ST Twist of Faith is an omnibus collecting four Star Trek tie-in novels and a novella that continue the story of Deep Space 9 and its crew.
The stories were all very well put together, giving attention and a very good voice to those regulars that were left behind on the station or from elsewhere in the ST verse at the end of the series while skillfully introducing new characters to round out the crew. The books take place over the course of about a month, three months after the end of the tv series. This was also my only complaint about the books, since so much happens in all of them, it kinda feels like overload to have it take place all in one month. Although this could have been caused by reading all the books in a row without pause.
The station is still undergoing repairs and not at all equipped to deal with attack. Fortunately, they manage to survive, although not without casualties. The third strand is the murder investigation of a Bajoran Vedek who gave Jake the prophecy. The third book is a Bashir-centered one where he, together with a few friends from DS9, goes off on a mission for section 31 to stop another genetically enhanced human.
I found this one the weakest of the books, the solution seemed to be too easy. It felt a bit sudden. The fourth book is a Gateways book, telling a story about the Iconian gateways that suddenly open throughout the galaxy. Here it just so happens that one of those gateways connects the Delta Quadrant with the orbit of a Beta Quadrant planet. The waste threatens the planet on the Beta Quadrant side and a massive evacuation needs to be undertaken to save the people. Against the backdrop of this evacuation a way is being sought to close the gateways while Quark gets in over his head trying to negotiate the buying of the gateways for the Orions.
The fifth story tells the tale of Kira who gets lost in a gateway at the end of the fourth book. Jul 03, Tina rated it it was amazing. I was almost dreading this book, because I so desperately wanted it to be good. Luckily, it didn't let me down! This book was everything I would want from DS9 if it had gone on for an eighth season.
The plots were interesting, intricate and pulled no punches, the character development was meaningful, believable and thought out, and the new faces fit in perfectly! Since this book contains several novels, I'll review them each: Avatar Book 1 and 2: These books were a fantastic start to the DS9 relaun I was almost dreading this book, because I so desperately wanted it to be good. Since this book contains several novels, I'll review them each: Avatar Book 1 and 2: These books were a fantastic start to the DS9 relaunch books.
It felt exactly like watching a season opener for DS9. I really like the idea to bring Ro Laren into the story. I'm also really liking Shar and Taran'atar. That bothered me when then they got together in season 7, but I like how the books are handling it. Abyss: Overall a good story. It brings up a lot of moral questions, very much in the spirit of DS9, but does so without being overwhelmingly dark.
I don't love Bashir's characterization in this, but given his history it makes sense he'd be a little out of sorts. Ezri on the other hand, is amazing all around. I love how resourceful she's shown to be, without ignoring her problems as a new and unintentional host. Demons of Air and Darkness: There was a lot going on in this book, and the plot is solid. What I liked best, though, were the small bits of characterization we get to see. Ezri's identity issues while dealing with the strain of command, Shar's conversation with his mother, Vaughn's quick thinking and intelligence Horn an Ivory: A short story almost entirely focused on Kira, this was an interesting look into Bajoran history, Kira's current frame of mind, and the Iconians.
Overall, I really liked the juxtaposition of Kira's memories and the "current" events uhm, in the past. The end was especially well done, with Kira finally fully stepping into the role of station commander. Also, the part with the Iconians was very interesting and left me wondering. Overall these books were great and I can't wait for more!
I usually have a problem getting attached to new characters, but these books just pulled me right in. Shelves: read , fiction , sff , sff-startrek. This book was originally published as several separate novels, plus an additional short story. As much for my own sense of progress as anything else, I will try to make notes on each novel as I complete it.
The last chapter or two took it's time wrapping up loose ends This book was originally published as several separate novels, plus an additional short story. The last chapter or two took it's time wrapping up loose ends, while leaving plenty of openings for the next book in the series to pick up. The epilogue was also nicely done, and I look forward to the follow-up. Section Abyss Star Trek: Deep Space Nine : Structured more like a stand-alone episode, but much more in-depth due to the lack of time restraints, so the three or four different threads don't feel at all rushed or cut short.
In particular, an excellent study of Dr. Bashir's relationship with his genetically enhanced heritage and Section My only quibble is with the novella, "Horn and Ivory. Jan 04, Gewbook rated it liked it Shelves: sci-fi , star-trek , omnibus. This was a fun read and it satisfied my "what happens next" curiosity mostly - very disappointed that Jake's story did not resolve in this book - I looked it up on Memory Beta.
But this omnibus is about Kira's storyline and her arc goes all the way through and is resolved beautifully in The Ivory and the Horn. Very nice. The Avatar books were fun, but a little too much in the Enterprise crew's heads - I would rather have spent time with Nog dealing with his PTSD while having a Jem H'Dar on the This was a fun read and it satisfied my "what happens next" curiosity mostly - very disappointed that Jake's story did not resolve in this book - I looked it up on Memory Beta.
The Avatar books were fun, but a little too much in the Enterprise crew's heads - I would rather have spent time with Nog dealing with his PTSD while having a Jem H'Dar on the station than knowing what Riker or Troi or Beverly thinks about this moment. But I was so happy to have more of Ro Laren!
I always liked her character and was disappointed when she disappeared in season 6 of TNG. And her relationship with Quark is priceless, it's nice to have someone around who truly appreciates him.
I enjoyed Abyss quite a bit, and I was surprised by that. I had trouble warming to the new Dax the first time around, although subsequent viewings seem to see me liking Ezri more each time, but I never thought her relationship with Bashir was a good idea. This book made it work. And while I was never a huge Bashir fan, I liked him here. Demons of Air and Darkness was when I realized that I was reading novelized episodes of a new season of DS9 and there was no way I was going to find out all the things I want to know.
But it was a fun episode. All in all, I like the new characters and had a lot of fun reading this. If I had unlimited reading time I would continue down this rabbit hole. Feb 06, Jesse rated it liked it Shelves: sci-fi. A good continuation to the Deep Space Nine series.
I say good when the geek in me wants to say great, but unfortunately I have to say the last author in the book, Kieth R. DeCandido, is not the strongest of the bunch and he takes up the last 3rd of the book. The first too book in this collection are excellent, and manage to capture entirely the personalities of the character as well as the flavor of the world.
The second book is my favorite as it focuses around Bashir and another genetically A good continuation to the Deep Space Nine series. The second book is my favorite as it focuses around Bashir and another genetically enhanced human. It may be that the plot of the last book is not my exact cup of tea, as it focuses around dealing with a planetary disaster.
But I just don't think that DeCandido captures the personalities of the characters well, especially Kira Nerys. Under DeCandido's pen, Nerys seems to revert from tough resistance fighter turned station commander, into just unsure normal person. Now don't get me wrong, I know that she is just a normal person underneath it all but she is more than that as well. I think of it as the way I think of Frank Herbert's "Dune", tough people for tough times. Nerys is tough, and I don't want to see her soft, or at least not so soft she seems "not tough".