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So der Sohn

(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  690 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Jake Siskos Suche nach der Wahrheit

Vor Monaten stieß der junge Jake Sisko in den Ruinen von B'hala auf eine rätselhafte Prophezeiung, laut der ein Sohn den Himmlischen Tempel der Propheten betreten und mit einem verschollenen Herold zurückkehren würde. In der Gewissheit, selbst dieser Sohn zu sein, reiste Jake ins Wurmloch, um seinen Vater zu suchen - den seit seiner letzt
Published January 2012 by Amigo Grafik (cross cult) (first published January 2003)
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Crystal Bensley
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome story of Jake in the Gamma Quadrant.
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite some flaws this was a really page turner, as evidenced by the fact that I burned through it in 3 hours when I should have been asleep. Oops. Could have used less of the almost bizarrely out of character first person memoirs (Jakes supposed to be a good writer and uh, well,) and some of the characters were criminally underutilized (Glessin could have been SO interesting but got all of five pages) but whatever. Still enjoyed it.
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable read which finally picks up the long-abandoned story of Jake Sisko.

After suffering a ship-wide systems failure, Jake is rescued by a group of scavengers led by Captain Dez on the mysterious ship Even Odds. Jake gradually starts to enjoy his newfound life on the ship, even participating in a daring mission to loot a storage depot on a hostile alien planet. Little does he know he's on a collision cause with the results of a bizarre prophecy involving Kai Opaka and a deadly religious w
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story of Jake Sisko is arguably one of the saddest fables ever penned in the history of science fiction. The loss of his mother to the Borg at Wolf 359 led to him being raised alone by a starfleet commander based at the very edge of the known universe. Add to the mix the discovery of the first ever stable wormhole linking one quadrant of the galaxy to another, the war hungry and militaristic Cardassians, the peace loving and religious Bajorans, the Prophets, Ferengi, the Founders, the Shapes ...more
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It feels quite a long time ago, in this sequence of novels about Deep Space 9, that Jake Sisko took the space craft equivalent of an old banger into the wormhole and disappeared. In this book we learn that he didn't find the Prophets, but was rescued from a near fatal accident in the gamma quadrant by the crew of a ship called the Even Odds. This ship runs a legal salvaging business, and a somewhat less legal venture recovering lost treasures. The crew is a bunch of very likeable aliens who take ...more
Considering that this is a book about one of the least vivid characters on DS9 (that's not really a slam, because the show is so packed with vivid characters - the comparison is just such a weird one to make), albeit one with a small history of making me cry (should we just watch "Nor the Battle to the Strong" again real quick? [it won't be quick because the DS9 credits are eight hours long]), and, oh, also, (practically) nobody you know is in this book . . . Well, actually, it was pretty entert ...more
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
My detailed review is here: ...more
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just have to say, it was about time to have a story focused on the adventures of Jake Sisko, one of the most likable, endearing TV kids of all time! When Jake disappeared through the wormhole at the beginning on the relaunch, I was wondering with each book when we would find out what happened. I love that he ended up on an alien treasure hunting ship, filled with likable characters, some of whom are very unique alien species that I had fun trying to picture in my mind as I read. The story itse ...more
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
can't fucking believe they made "jake sisko goes to firefly and also there's a prophecy" a good book but they did
We finally found out what Jake has been up to all this time! The story told here takes place across the months that the past several DS9 relaunch books have covered, from 'Abyss' through to the final 'Mission Gamma' novel.

Jake is something of an abandoned character in Star Trek. The TV show certainly gave him his own path, but he was always in his father's shadow (as he is very aware of in this book). To most people, he was always just "the son of the Emissary", rather than his own person. I alw
Jim Fulner
So what happened to Jake Sisko? Apparently met a bunch of aliens that are unlike anything we have seen in the Star Trek universe before. returnreturnThis book was not nearly as good as the ones S.D. Perry wrote earlier in the DS9 Relaunch series. Her description of the new aliens didn't really give me enough to understand who these new half man dog people were, it would have been beneficial to put the crew of the wa on the cover. returnreturnHowever the back-story to whatever happened to Qai Opa ...more
It was slow going at first, and I had to restart because of changing POVs, but once I got more into that's what really drew me in and made me get really into it. The Even Odds crew was really a joy, and I want more. Bringing back Opaka and having her POV made her seem more normal and less holy.
Sax is my Axe
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good story

Jake Sisko was never really instrumental in the tv series. But this is a good book with an interesting arc in Opaka. It also gives a nice glimpse at species outside the scope of the shoe.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book & the return of Kai Opaka. I never liked Her being written off the show so early. ...more
Christina Farr-Thompson
BORING!! but does tie up all the loose ends for Jake. Kind of a spin off for the DS9 relaunch books. Though it was well written and does add to Jake's story line it is one you can skip.
Matt Day
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good book to read. Once I got back into it, it was hard to put down.
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel is about what happened to Jake during the time he was away from Deep Space Nine trying to fulfill the prophecy and bring his father back home. Nothing went quite the way he expected it to, and in some ways I would say that this is a coming of age story. And a really good one at that.

"Hey, wake up. Human boy."
It was the odor as much as the insistent verbal prodding. Jake cracked open one eye and found himself looking at a dog, one with dark brown eyes and a narrow muzzle, its head s
Greg Molumby
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rising Son - B+

Well, it took me a while, and a few times to start it, but I finally finished Rising Son. I kind of pushed myself to get more into this book this weekend, I found it took me over the same way Avatar did. I mentioned in a previous post how I felt the first part of this novel was really slow. I mean we have Jake in a significantly damaged shuttle getting rescued by these people and the problem was at first there wasn't really anything interesting about those people. They were a retr
Feb 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun start, slow middle, and rapid pace to last 20%. If I could give it 3.5 stars, I would - but I can't bring myself to give it 4. That being said, it was great to read a story JUST ABOUT JAKE and his inner life in the DS9 universe.
Derek Oberg
WAAAAYY back at the beginning of the DS9 relaunch Jake Sisko took off into the Wormhole with an ancient Bajoran prophecy and hopes of finding his father... And disappeared. This book is the story of what has been up with him for the last 10 books or so.

I really didn't like the first half of this book. He hooks up with a gang of space pirates salvaging stuff from the Dominion War and selling it for profit. It drove me nuts. It felt like Jake had been transported to the Cantina from Star Wars. It
Jul 31, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first half of Rising Son was a disappointment. I couldn't understand why Perry thought that we would want this story told from the viewpoint of a bunch of new characters in addition to Jake. This is Jake's story, and their perspective seemed redundant.

Fortunately, as new elements and characters were introduced in the second half, the storyline with those characters paid off, if not the time we spent in their heads. Jake's experience with them made his rite of passage genuinely convincing, al
Dec 26, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I am deeply annoyed that this book ties up Avatar Book One of Two and Avatar Book Two but doesn't follow through to the very end.

There are some great things about this book:
* the Even Chance and her crew
* Jake when he wasn't doing first person journal entries that were so out of character style-wise that I could only tolerate them by imagining that they were written by Jackie, Jake's mirror-universe gender-flipped and 6 years younger self before she had trained herself out of oozing insecurity a
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I was disappointed that this book focuses solely on Jake's experiences after he goes missing in Avatar, Book 2, but this book was fantastic. Even though I'm really eager to find out what's going on in the "present," with the Defiant and DS9, Jake's story is so compelling and the characters that populate it so well-written that I quickly got wrapped up in the book.

This book is a roller-coaster, and I was never quite sure how things were going to go. The plot was spectacular. Small hints
Drake Tungsten
"Rising Son" seems to be a good synthesis of what's been going on in the Deep Space Nine universe up to this point.

I liked Jake Sisko trying to find his own way and have his own experiences in the Gamma Quadrant.

I also liked the way the author showed Opaka's spiritual evolution. She begins, in the series, as knowing faith from a single perspective, the traditional Bajoran view of the Prophets. However, being away from Bajor forces her to make her faith something more universal and flexible.

May 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A long time ago, in a book far, far way, Jake got lost in the wormhole looking for Captain Sisko. This book ties up that story, that story and no other. The other characters are no where to be found, this is entirely a Jake book. That is, until Opaka comes back. This book is effectively split between two parts, the space pirate portion that flows like an episode of Firefly or Star Wars, and the traditional Star Trek exploration portion. This last part takes the Deep Space Nine relaunch down an u ...more
There were two things I most wanted follow up on after the end of the television series, and that was rebuilding in Cardassia and Jake's emotional state after his father left. This book beautifully fulfills the latter (just as McCormack's books do for the former). I've been making my way through the post canon novels in order to get to this one, and it's exactly the story I wanted.

In addition to a poignant (cathartic) Jake character arc, this also gets huge points for a whole ship's worth of int
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rising Son does an amazing job of tying up the threads from the Avatar duology, while at the same time introducing new directions for the Deep Space Nine story to take. This was one of the most enjoyable reads of the Deep Space Nine "relaunch" so far, and I'm eager to continue following the story as it progresses. This re-read of the DS9 post-finale novels has been incredibly rewarding, and I look forward to revisiting later chapters in this story!

Full review:
Lea Carter
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave this four stars because Perry did something pretty spectacular. Not only does this book take several unfinished plot lines from the series and provide (in my opinion) satisfactory endings, it also opens a can of worms of its own and successfully puts all the worms back by the end! Very impressed.
I also felt that Perry kept the overall feel of DS9, not sacrificing a character's personality or fudging events to "make it work." The aliens were a little strange, but as for the established ch
Jan 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The entire DS9 relaunch (via novels) was fabulously done - and this sroty folds nicely back into the main flow of the DS9 story, serving as a wrap up to the Mission Gamma series and bringing us back to life on the station in the Alpha Quadrant. This relaunch made it as if the beloved series had never ended . . . a real treat for anyone who loved the series and lamented its end. If you loved DS9, read the DS9 relaunch!
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SD Perry (Stephani Danelle, by the way, though she prefers SD or Danelle) has been writing novelizations and tie-ins for most of her adult life. Best known for her work in the shared multiverses of Resident Evil, Star Trek, and Aliens, SD is a horror nerd and an introvert. Her father is acclaimed science fiction author Steve Perry. SD lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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