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Dawn of the Eagles

(Star Trek: Terok Nor #3)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  276 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Before the Dominion War and the decimation of Cardassia...before the coming of the Emissary and the discovery of the wormhole...before space station Terok Nor became Deep Space 9™...there was the Occupation: the military takeover of an alien planet and the violent insurgency that fought against it. Now that fifty-year tale of warring ideologies, terrorism, greed, secret in ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 435 pages
Published May 20th 2008 by Star Trek
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Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
S.D. Perry and Britta Dennison do a great job with a challenging task in this final book of the Terok Nor trilogy. They had to tell us new and interesting things about the characters from the first two books and bridge them into the existing canon without every outcome feeling totally inevitable and lacking in suspense for fans.

Although parts of the book feel a bit like just tying up loose ends, the exploration of some of the characters - particularly Kira Nerys and Natima Lang - still feels cre
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
As with the previous two books, I'm impressed (and a bit astounded) by the depth of detail and research in this book. I think this book followed the second very well, and kept the pace nicely.

Overall I think this book series did a good job of giving characters believable viewpoints and motivations, as well as setting up events in a way where they seemed like plausible outcomes instead of seeming random or forced by the plot like sometimes happens in books.

My only real complaint is that it's som
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: st-ds9, star-trek
The days are dark for Bajor. More than thirty years into the Occupation, the once-promising Resistance has very nearly been broken by a planet-wide surveillance system that restricts the movement of Bajorans on the surface. Some of the rebellion's best leaders have fallen victim to it, and there seems to be little to do but hide in what few caves and similar sanctuaries that remain hidden from the Cardassian state's sensors. And yet resistance festers, not only a stripped Bajor but among the Car ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
A thoroughly enjoyable end to the trilogy, detailing the end of the Bajoran occupation. It's worth noting though that by this book the story feels more like a constant series of short vignettes rather than a complete tale. Much like the last book, the narrative jumps around every couple of pages and includes a huge cast of characters. It completely assumes that the reader is already familiar with everyone involved, as we don't get introductions.

But once again, I'm impressed with how much effort
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fantastic novel that ends the series on a high and smoothly transitions into the DS9 series. All the threads are nicely closed off and we get to see a lot of back story to what we see on DS9.
Mikael Kuoppala
Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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S.D. Perry and Britta Dennison bring the Terok Nor trilogy to a fine close with “Dawn of the Eagles,” a grandiose novel detailing the last decade of the Cardassian occupation of Bajor. The novel grows organically from the duo’s previous installment “Night of the Wolves” while keeping in mind the patterns put in motion in the series’ first volume “Day of the Vipers”.

James Swallow created a somewhat clinically analytical beginning in “Day of the Vipers,” immersing the reader in political processes
Apr 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
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This book (and series) has a lot of great qualities and a few big meh qualities. The authors of the 2nd and 3rd books really understand the characters, and characterization is pretty much perfect throughout (1st one not so much). They have a lot of canon they have to fold in and they do that really well with a great attention to detail. It illuminates how horrible the occupation of Bajor was and how much the Bajorans have gone through, so you can understand them a bit better. The downsides for m ...more
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
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The "Terok Nor" series is a prequel to the DS9 television and book series; it tells the story of the Cardassian occupation of Bajor. The first book of the series, "Day of the Vipers" began the series, followed by "Night of the Wolves", and finally, this book. "Day of the Vipers" was a very powerful telling of a very depressing story (or perhaps a very depressing telling of a very powerful story.) "Night of the Wolves" was slightly less depressing, but still not exactly upbeat. This book is every ...more
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Slowly made my way through this final book of the Terok Nor series in little spurts at night. The authors did a good job of bringing together the many characters and plot lines to the required conclusion that sets up the start of the DS9 series, fleshing out many histories only briefly mentioned in the actual show. At the same time they wrap the story full circle around to where the first book began, with the Bajorans facing with trepidation seemingly necessary overtures with an alien race, only ...more
Nov 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn't realize until I was almost through reading this book that it was not a standalone but is instead book three of a series. That explains why I had a hard time getting into it at first. That said, it is a very good story and mostly well written. (Probably very well written, just not in a style I particularly enjoyed.) It seems a lot like the Star Trek shows, in fact. The story jumps around a lot to different characters' points of view to tell different stories which sort of loosely weave t ...more
Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ds9, star-trek
An eminently satisfying conclusion to the Terok Nor trilogy. While the final push by the Bajoran resistance leading to the Cardassian withdrawal felt a little rushed, the true heart of the story was what really counted: the characters. Perry and Dennison have a great feel for what makes these characters tick, and that expertise came through on every page of Dawn of the Eagles.

As a whole, the Terok Nor trilogy was a rewarding read for someone like me, who is a very big fan of Deep Space Nine. Thi
The last in the Terok Nor trilogy. It chronicles Odo's journey of self discovery, from lab experiment to Security officer. Kira is shown as a vital part of the resistance. The terrible medical experiments of the Cardassians are also covered. Finally, it shows the political pressure and revolution that leads to Bajor's independence. There's a lot of story strands and character development in this novel. It introduces Quark and the growth of his bar. There is some nice character based plots. I thi ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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A satisfying finale to the DS9 historical trilogy...and it only loses one star because the final Bajoran push to force the Cardassians off their world seems very much a behind-the-curtain, anti-climax that SHOULD have been showcased. It leaves a "what just happened" after-taste at odds with the rest of this fine novel.
Jul 31, 2011 added it
Good enging to the saga of Bajor and Terok Nor. I'm a bit diasppointed that the ore-processing station that'd later become Deep Space 9 didn't play a bigger part in the story, as the series is named after it after all.

I loved the complexity of the Cardassians and their society, the Oralians and their faith made a good comparison to the Bajoran religion.
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Five stars, if only because I couldn't put it down. It was a brilliant conclusion to the series, and showed the latter 15 or so years of the Cardassian Occupation well, highlighting the victories and defeats, as well as the people behind them. Some of the chapters were quite short, but it all balanced out in the end. I quite enjoyed the various tie-ins to episodes in the series.
David A
Aug 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Not as good as "Day of the Vipers", but better than "Night of the Wolves", this book tells the story of Odo's development and becoming an investigator on Terok Nor, as well as the end of the Occupation. I also recommend this book to DS9 fans.
Dan Friedman
Jan 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A great end to a great series
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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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