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Der Seelenschlüssel

(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  380 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Iliana Ghemor, die cardassianische Agentin, wurde vor Jahren körperlich und geistig verändert, um Kira Nerys zu ersetzen. Sie träumt davon, eine Prophezeiung zu erfüllen, laut der sie die einzig wahre Abgesandte des Spiegeluniversums sein wird - eine Messias-Figur, die ihre Jünger in eine Ära der erneuerten Hoffnung führen könnte...oder in ein Zeitalter der zunehmenden Dun ...more
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Published May 31st 2013 by Cross Cult (first published August 2009)
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Crystal Bensley
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the Mirror Universe exploration.
Wes O'Dell
Aug 26, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 03, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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When I first read The Soul Key, it was with a certain amount of trepidation, as I knew that the story was left hanging with Deep Space Nine having moved forward in time to catch up with the rest of the post-Nemesis novel continuity. I was not eager to read a setup that would never have a satisfying conclusion. However, now that David R. George's upcoming Deep Space Nine novels are endeavoring to answer the questions left at the end of The Soul Key, I found this reread to be much more satisfying! ...more
Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Solid continuation and conclusion of the story begun in "Fearful Symmetry". If you read that book and hated it, don't read this one; if you read that book and liked it, you'll need to read this one to see ho wit all comes out. If you haven't read that one yet, DON'T read this one before you do, and I wouldn't read either if you aren't a fan of Deep Space 9 from either the show or previous books; it won't stand on its own without a familiarity with the background. But for a fan of the series, the ...more
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
SOUL KEY continues the mind blowing tradition of the DS9 reboot books by giving the patient reader an ending to die for. After a somewhat slow start (by reboot standards) the action picked up and even delivered a pseudo star wars come from nowhere type moment that will give you long term goosebumps and lead you to fist pump the air and those around you.

The heartbreakingly sad story of Iliana Ghemor (the original Cardassian one) comes full circle and its resolution is a work of true ironic beaut
3 ½ stars. Maybe it was partly because of the months that passed between me reading Fearful Symmetry and this one, but I didn't fall as much in love with this book as I did the previous one.

I think that the whole getting revenge story line might not have been entirely my cup of tea. Even though I did have an understanding as to why Iliana was that way. I did still find the book to be interesting and I liked it, but I guess I just wanted something more out of it without really being able to put m
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Soul Key is a really nice crescendo to this DS9 and Mirror Universe arc. Keeping track of all the characters in this can be quite brutal, especially with all the Mirror Universe counterparts. If you can get past that, and keep it all straight, you're rewarded with a really interesting exploration into the twists and turns of the distorted reflection of the Mirror Universe. There's some heart wrenching stuff here involving Illiana Ghemor, exploring how the traumatic decisions of war have cons ...more
May 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such good ideas, but such inconsequential events. Yes, there is something in the Epilogue that speaks to fanciful future events, and yes, I know that the BIG names in the series will never be in any real danger, but this book lacked perspective. It was too focused on pushing the plot down the field and tying together loose ends to tell a good story.
Tony Pope
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's pretty much a given...if it's a Star Trek novel...I'll like it... ...more
Jeremy Campbell
This wasn’t a bad read but left some open questions that I don’t believe are ever addressed
Preston Pendergraft
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wow, what a story. I really enjoyed it. The authors (esp this one) has really gotten me enjoying the mirror universe, a concept I really did not care for on TV. The cliffhanger was awesome!
Joe Robles
Sep 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 09, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It’s been quite awhile since I read any of the Star Trek DS9 relaunches. This one is about the alternate universe and alternatively Kira, the Intendent, Iliani Ghemor who is a Cardassian Obsidian Order operative surgically altered to look exactly like Kira. We find out in this book why Taran’ator betrayed Kira, Odo and Star Fleet.

Quark asks Ezri a question:
“There’s a nasty rumor going around that you’re thinking of moving on – as in, transferring off the station. There wouldn’t be any truth to
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The next story in the Deep Space Nine relaunch continues with the alternate universe. In "The Soul Key" "Kira" tries to complete her plan in becoming the Emissary for the alternate side. Unlike the previous novel in this alternate universe story arc, this one does not have quite so many flashbacks but they are still there. The majority of this novel does take place on the alternate side and is much more brutal than the "Prime" universe we all know so well. Ultimately, this book left several door ...more
Maurice Jr.
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Iliana Ghemor wants to be Kira Nerys- the ONLY Kira Nerys in any reality. In Fearful Symmetry she successfully killed and replaced the Intendant. Now she wants to ascend to the best position of authority she can get- Mirror Universe Emissary of the Prophets.

Mirror Universe Iliana has come to the regular universe to help stop her counterpart from killing more Kiras and wreaking more havoc. The DS9 crew gives her assistance, including sending Captain Kira and Commander Elias Vaughn to the Mirror U
Dies ist der 19. und letzte Band der orginalen Star Trek-Serie, die nach dem Ende der TV-Serie weiterentwickelt wurde und in einem stringenten Star Trek Kanon übergeführt wurde. Dieses Ende wurde dadurch eingeleitet, weil Marco Palmieri, der Initiator dieser Star Trek Romanserien, bei seinem Verlag entlassen wurde.
Das offene Ende des Romans wurde jedoch in den Serien "Typhon-Pact" und "The Fall" weiterentwickelt, so dass Deep Space Nine und deren Charaktere weiterbestehen und weiterentwickelt wu
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picking up pretty much exactly where Fearful Symmetry left off, "The Soul Key" continues the tale of Illiana Ghemor and her quest to become Emissary of alternate Bajor

The return to the alternate universe was fun, it was great to see how things had carried on there after the series. The book also took a deeper look into the mythology of the prophets and their overall plan. This was interesting too.

After a slow start, the books picks up and I found it hard to put down.
The saga continues. The Cardassian was was changed to look like Kira goes to the Mirror universe and decides to become the Emissary. She needs to be stopped. A lot of time is spent on her back story, and it is a direct sequel to the book before. It has a few nice twists but didnt really grab me. A good read.
I enjoyed the book, but was annoyed by one thing. The previous book in the series was almost all a flashback to events in the past, so I was looking forward to moving forward to events moving forward. Admittedly, moch less of this book was flashbacks, but it was enough that I felt the events in the "present" was being given short shrift. ...more
Nov 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I very much enjoyed this book. The story is the third of a three-book story that started with Warpath and Fearful Symmetry.

The shorts of it: Finally, some action!
Derek Oberg
Another good one. I was worried about a Mirror Universe story, but this one was done well.
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