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(Star Trek: Typhon Pact #7)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  750 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Nach den desaströsen Ereignissen im bajoranischen System muss sich Captain Benjamin Sisko mit den Konsequenzen der jüngsten Entscheidungen in seinem Leben auseinandersetzen. Zugleich stehen die Vereinigte Föderation der Planeten und ihre Verbündeten im Khitomer-Abkommen kurz vor einem Krieg mit dem Typhon-Pakt.

Obwohl einige Gruppen innerhalb des Paktes die kürzlichen Geste
Mass Market Paperback, deutsche Erstausgabe, 480 pages
Published April 28th 2014 by CrossCult, Ludwigsburg (first published July 2012)
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Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll be honest: I know very little about Deep Space Nine. My Star Trek audiovisual experience is limited to the first and second seasons of The Original Series and The Next Generation, the first few episodes of Enterprise, and a few of the movies, mostly either featuring Picard and crew or part of the J.J. Abrams reboot series.

So...quite a bit of this was lost on me.

Still, I can appreciate the effort behind it, and it was very well-written and exciting, even if I didn't understand most of it.

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Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
"Raise the Dawn" could have been better. It tells the story of how the original DS-9 was destroyed. This was something I had been curious about for some time and that part of the story, along with the slipstream drive caper, are good. It's the unfortunate tendency of this story to devolve into that uncomfortable Star-Trek love/relationship ordeal which is NEVER done well. It's too stilted and unreal.

So first the good: DS-9 gets blown up. Who did it? Are their traitors within Starfleet? Is it the
Fantastic better than the destiny trilogy :)
John Keegan
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Star Trek novel universe experienced a major shift with the “Destiny” trilogy a few years ago, and the subsequent emergence of the Typhon Pact was a bit anticlimactic by comparison. In fact, there was a sense that the post-”Destiny” novels were struggling to find a direction. At the same time, the post-“Deep Space Nine” novel line had come on hard times, with more momentous events taking place in the mega-event novels than the actual DS9 content.

The previous Typhon Pact novel, “Plagues of Ni
John Carter McKnight
This book avoids much of the bizarre recapping that marked its predecessor: still, there's one good book of story across the two volumes. All the storylines from the previous one are developed and tied up nicely, but for one intentional loose end. Well, maybe two: Section 31 is still lurking out there somewhere.

Lots of characters, including a few not in the previous book, get satisfyingly good screen time, nobody's voices are too far off - all in all, it's a pretty satisfactory evening's entert
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: st-ds9
Great book! DRG3 has an excellent feel for the characters & between this book & Plagues of Night he has written a highly entertaining Star Trek adventure. This & Plagues were the first DRG3 novels I've read & I was impressed,...they both had everything I love in an ST story which are: Character accuracy, a good sense of continuity with other ST titles, engaging plot, interesting character development, & smoothe writing style that plays like an awesome ST movie in my minds eye. I'm a DRG3 fan now ...more
This book continues the story of DS9. It is well-written and interesting, but if you haven't read the previous books in the series, I can't recommend it. It doesn't stand on its own but needs to be read as part of a continuing saga. Also, I didn't care for some of the direction that the plot took, but that's a purely subjective thing and no reflection in general on the story.
Crystal Bensley
Jul 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahhhh what an awesome Deep Space 9 story. Great characters, cool action, who could ask for more!
Iain Parkes
Dec 12, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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It is a good enough book. It describes the big event I've been interested in for the past few months.

My plan was to give it a four star rating up until sometime after the middle, then it stopped being four star great. So, here we are. The book contributes to the Deep Space Nine universe. It answers questions and introduces new story arcs.

But at this point I give it a three.
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel focuses on DS9, Sisko, Picard and the Romulans.

It continues the rollercoaster rise that is Typhon pact with some huge surprises. The reader truly does not know what is going to happen next. Theres also some good character moments.

Do not read this novel without first reading the first 6 in the series. A very good read.
James Ross
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A huge improvement over the previous stories and corrects many of those mistakes (looking at you asinine Sisko story line). The author does have a weird way of foreshadowing things and there's an element of the ending that seems a little strange, but overall I liked it.
Great resolution to Plagues of Night. More Sisko is always a good thing. Ties up a lot of the loose ends left over from the other TP novels.
Preston Pendergraft
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
The conclusion to the previous book. Just outstanding.
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Read

I'm looking forward to reading how the Typhon Pact arc concludes. I really enjoy the mix of crews in this series.
Paul Griggs
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lots of plot strands wrapped up in epic fashion with new questions asked!
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
Review forthcoming
Maurice Jr.
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deep Space Nine blew up, Kassidy Yates' freighter was destroyed, Captain Sisko collapsed at the sight of it and Typhon Pact ships were in a dogfight with Federation forces. Heck of a way to end Plagues Of Night and start Raise The Dawn.

The Defiant, the Canterbury and the Robinson beat the attack off, with all three Typhon Pact ships destroyed (a Breen warship, a Tzenkethi marauder and the Romulan warbird Eletrix that started the fracas trying to sneak through the wormhole carrying stolen Dominio
The ending of Plagues of Night saw me stand to my feet in shock. Not since the Destiny trilogy has there been such a cliffhanger in Trek literature. Raise the Dawn sees David R. George finish what he began, with brilliant success.

Tensions were high between the Federation and the Typhon Pact before this duology, but however much the leaders of the Federation and Romulan Empire might wish to maintain the peace, other members of the Typhon Pact -- and certain blonde, notoriously villainous elements
Sep 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Raise the Dawn continues the Typhon Pact novels, and the miniseries established with Deep Space Nine in the previous book. With the destruction of the station, and its rebirth as seen on the book cover, Bajor and the Federation are facing a crisis with the Typhon Pact. But, what they don't realize is that the governments of some Pact members do not have full control, instead, some actions are being taken without the knowledge of the leaders. What follows is a dense novel filled with political in ...more
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I'm relieved that the Typhon Pact series is finally having some payoffs and although the series has had its ups and downs, this 2nd part of David R. George III's tale is certainly one of the high points.

The central theme is trust vs paranoia. The Typhon Pact novels are in fact, a self-fulfilling prophecy. The Pact, feeling threatened that the Federation has technology that they don't, causes them to fear it's use against pact, and this paranoia in turn makes them try to covertly steal and ada
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The previous novel (Plagues of Night) ended with a ton of unanswered questions (view spoiler). This book wraps things up and ends the Typhon Pact series well.

Highlights (including some events in the previous novel since it's the same story):

1. Ben Sisko grows up. I didn't like seeing him portrayed as a dead-beat father and husband earlier. He made some strides towards reconciliation with Rebecca in the previous novel, and by the e
Paul Lunger
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
David R. George III's "Raise the Dawn" again proves that things aren't off limits in w/ the current events in the 24th Century. This book begins following the events of the Bajoran System that shake up the Federation as we know it. From there we deal with the attempt to re-build things near the wormhole & the continued fallout of events in the Gamma Quadrant involving the Dominion. On Earth, President Bacco deals with Tomalak & the Romulan Praetor who tries to save the peace that factions within ...more
Matt Randall
Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of the continuing story of the original Trek universe (as opposed to the latest movie reboot). These are beloved characters, even the "baddies," and readers like me want to know how things go forward. This is particularly true with the DS9 cast. I think that, better than any other of the Trek series, DS9 contained rich, multifaceted, and realistically flawed yet heroic characters. So it is with joy that I read these stories, and Raise the Dawn did not disappoint me. I don't think ...more
Glenn Crouch
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
Whilst I was a bit disappointed (at least with the first half) of the previous book in this "two part" Typhon Pact / DS9 story - the Author has excelled himself in this book.

Whilst I felt the DS9 stories had lost something over the past few years - especially compared to the earlier ones that continued the DS9 story with exploring the Gamma Quadrant and awaiting Sisko's return - this book renews my interest and brings back the Sisko that I had missed, or at least heads us in that direction. Good
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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May 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have nothing but great things to say about Raise the Dawn and this Typhon Pact duology as a whole. David R. George has managed to make my favorite of the Trek series relevant once again, and I for one can't wait to see where this is all going next. The next book in the Typhon Pact series, Brinkmanship by Una McCormack, is set to be released on September 25th, so it seems we will not have to wait too long to see what happens next. If that book is anywhere near the quality of Raise the Dawn, we ...more
Debra Cook
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This was a great next installment in the ingoing fight or dance between the Typhon Pact and the Federation. It was sad that the old Depp Space Nine station was destroyed but a new one will take its place. The fact that the Typhon Pact want to be a dominance in the galaxy is not surprising because we need an enemy so a battle of will can continue. I'm glad they we defeated again but the sad part was that we lost a character I really loved. Kira Nerys. Though since she did go fighting and since sh ...more
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