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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  629 ratings  ·  37 reviews
Der Auftakt der neunten Staffel!

Sie wurden als Tötungsmaschinen geschaffen. Die Jem’Hadar sind eine hochintelligente, einfallsreiche, und trügerisch komplexe Spezies, die für den Krieg konstruiert und auf genetischer Ebene für einen einzigen Zweck programmiert wurde: bis zum Tod als Soldaten eines sich ausdehnenden Imperiums namens Dominion zu kämpfen. Kein Jem’Hadar ha
Mass Market Paperback, deutsche Erstausgabe, 300 pages
Published March 25th 2013 by Cross Cult (first published April 2006)
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Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ds9, star-trek
A fun and exciting novel filled with great action and some fantastic setup for the stories to come. This is classic David Mack: a number of stories come together with some fantastic payoff, while still setting up the novels to come. Four out of five stars is my rating for Warpath. Not to be missed.

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Crystal Bensley
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leading into some interesting Mirror Universe stuff and plenty of action!
Sep 23, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm just so tired of Elias Vaughn. ...more
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Star Trek, and to get back to this amazing world once again was great. I appreciate all of these relaunch novels so much. This way the Star Trek series will never really end.

The confusion, the indecision, the lack of direction that had plagued him for weeks was gone. Clarity had returned with action. Forward motion was its own reward. Doubt had been replaced by certainty, by an absolute trust that he would know what measures to take when he arrived at his next juncture. He was beyond t
Jim Fulner
There were some really great parts, including the every continuing ever more complicated relationship between Ro Lauren and Quark. returnreturnHowever, the book as a whole had a hard time keeping my attention. Mack really tried to fit too many sub-plots within one story. There were at least 5 distinct stories (within chapters intermixed with the other) and some of the characters referenced in Chapter one were not even identified until the final chapter. returnreturnIn addition the storyline arou ...more
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A truly stunning read. Full of lyrical prose, a deep and satisfying storyline, major plot twists, impressive tech even by trek standards not to mention the massive emotional stake that grabs your heart and doesn't let go. Of course it all ends at the final page but then you realise its merely a chapter in the hypothetical eighth season of Star Trek's finest hour. Spoilers prevent me from being specific and yes i am being deliberately vague. So all i can do is give this beautiful book full marks ...more
A perfectly serviceable installment in the relaunch. Good pacing, okay characterization, clear mostly unobjectionable writing, cohesive coherent plots. Not enough charming character moments or interesting world-building details to really capture my attention, but leaves off in a place where I want to continue reading the series. Lots of action scenes which were probably decently written but I have a low threshold of interest for so skimmed past -- I also skimmed any part focusing on Vaughn becau ...more
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
David Mack has a knack for action, thrills, and characterization. Warpath brings together a number of threads, including a Mirror Universe one (!), and makes the reader eager for more. I particularly loved the friendship between Ro and Quark and the father/daughter relationship established thru Vaughn and Prynn. Kira's dreams were a bit confusing though so I would say this book lost a star for that. ...more
Preston Pendergraft
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Overall, really enjoyed this book. One of my favorites of the DS9r. Does set up a lot of things. I am generally NOT a fan of the mirror universe, but I am really digging the plot/arc that this book starts. Awesome.
A ploddingly hot mess that focused WAY too much on the "getting there" part of the plot, but that one moment with Ben & Kira in sickbay made up for the slow slog to the end. Maybe NOW we can have everyone together? On the station? In a single book? Please? ...more
Nabil Hussain
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting and Thrilling novel!!

This novel was well composed although towards the end of the book it got a bit tedious. It was exciting to read and overall it was an engaging story.
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Good Read

I always enjoy David Mack's books. Small chapters make smooth reading. Looking forward to the next installment. Now looking for my next book to read.
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent post-series DS9 novel from David Mack!
Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good

Really good, my first deep space nine novel, looking forward to reading many more. This one was was fast paced and I enjoyed it.
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
David Mack always writes in the characters’ voice. I can always imagine the words on the page coming out of Sisko or Kira’s mouth. The ending was cliffhanger 😳.
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
Review forthcoming
Mike Grady
Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020s
Interesting story, but it had trouble getting started - there were several seemingly irrelevant story lines that served little or no purpose in the overall story.
I probably picked the wrong book for the mood I was in. David Mack is great at writing complex stories that have multiple plot lines that eventually all start to tie together. Unfortunately, I wanted the exact opposite thing- a simple Trek story with only two plot lines. Needless to say, I was left with a bit of a bad taste in my mouth after reading Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Warpath.

I really should have picked a different Star Trek author for my mood but I was intrigued by the idea of David M
Maurice Jr.
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Worlds Of Deep Space Nine: The Dominion and Ferenginar, Taran'atar attacked Captain Kira and Lieutenant Ro, left them for dead and marched off to pursue a mysterious task that even he wasn't quite sure why it was so urgent that he had to go do it.

Warpath picks up where the Dominion story left off. He stole a runabout- with Ensign Prynn Tenmei piloting (she was taking it on a shakedown cruise after repairs) and commanded her to pilot him to coordinates of his choosing. Commander Elias Vaughn
I had to give the book only three stars; there were parts that deserved more but then again there was one element that did not deserve any. The main story involved Taran'atar, the resident Jem'Hadar on DS9, who inexplicably decided to betray his masters and nearly killed Kira and Ro before taking a hostage and ship to an unknown planet, with the Defiant in close pursuit. This story was very interesting; it was the offshoots of it that were weird. I felt that Kira's 'dream' while comatose could h ...more
Jun 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As far as the Deep Space Nine relaunch novels go, this is probably my least favorite. That is not to say it isn't good, far from it, "Warpath" just isn't as good as the others. It's a classic mystery novel that ends on a sort of cliffhanger. The mystery involves Taran'atar and his actions involving Kira and Ro. As the novel goes on, pieces fall into place, but not completely, and certainly not before the end. One of the more fascinating bits of the book is the "Cardassian Woman." Anyone who know ...more
Ross Vincent
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books-read
Once more, into the world of the Post Finale Deep Space Nine I ventured.
And this time, it was David Mack as the guide.
Needless to say, I was afraid. (The guy is not exactly sunshine and rainbows, but more edged weapons and a twisted sense of violence that would make harden SEALS go “damn….”).

Following up just moments after the end of ST:Worlds of Deep Space Nine – Olympus Descending, the race is on to capture the renegade resident Jem’Hardar, while Kira and Ro hang on the brink of death.

Mar 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Excellent story, well written, powerfully moving, with plenty of action, plenty of intrigue, excellent characterizations, good pacing & plot movement. I would have preferred a story that had a more satisfying ending, but at least the immediate plotline was wrapped up as the major back-plot was continued on into the next book. Granted, the chapters that involved Kira's experiences/dreams were kind of jarringly discontinuous with the rest of the story, but I'm sure that we'll see them integrated a ...more
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The DS9 relaunch continues on in Warpath, which picks up where the Worlds of DS9 anthologies left off. (If you haven't read them, stop reading now)

The story mainly follows Taran'atar after his brutal attack on Kira and Ro, and his flight fromt he station. Not a lot happens in this book, but I must say I still enjoyed it. As always since the DS9 tv show, I was fascinated by the facets of Jem'Hadar culture.

Though not a lot happens, a lot is set up here for future books. I'm really interested to s
The tame Jemhadar on the station goes insane and attacks Kira. He then escapes with a purpose. This is an intriguing story, a tad confusing at times. A wormhole experience is well done, and the alternative universe involvement promises the start of a decent story. NB It does end on a cliffhanger. There are some lovely character moments with Quark and a few others. It would have made a decent tv episode. A good read.
Matt Piechocinski
The other issue I have with Trek novels, besides bloated continuities, is the fact that you'll basically have a series of books, which are written by differing authors. If you're gonna do that, I wish the same author would write all the books in the series ... I don't want to read the books before, or after, if they're not written by the guy that I wanted to read in the first place. ...more
Dec 12, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story.
I liked the bits with the Nausicaan best, I think.

Felt like the book was working towards the books coming after it too much. The ending leaves me wanting more.

Glad I've got the next books in the series waiting on my bookshelf!
Derek Oberg
This one made me a little sad. I didn't want to see Taran'atar go bad. Great fake out at the end, though. I didn't see that coming. The big reveal of the mysterious Cardassian woman's identity pleased me. They sure do know how to set up the next book in this series... ...more
Fayd Eaton
A good book in general terms. The Adventures of DS9 continue but in this book there are too meny paths to follows. A new scenario is opening for Kira. I will read the following book to understand how they want to move the story ahead.
Jeremy Campbell
This is a terrific book with lots of action and suspense and really leads to an interesting story that was briefly explored in the show but more fleshed out here and will continue over the next couple of books.
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David Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 36 novels of science-fiction, fantasy, and adventure, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies.

Beyond novels, Mack's writing credits span several media, including television (for produced episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), games, and comic books.

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