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(Star Trek: Typhon Pact #7)

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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
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"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 :)
Jul 06, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was up and down. The Benny Russell part was disappointing and was not needed. The Federation President and Romulus Praetor were excellent in every page they were in. The Enterprise was once again worthless in this story.
Caveats to this review: I am a huge trekkie, I've seen all the shows and movies, and I have read quite a few Star Trek novels. However I have not read any other books in this series. I have no idea where this book came from, only that it was in my house. It might have been in a book basket I bid on at a charity auction.

I didn't really enjoy this book, for a few reasons. One is that I thought the characters were not professional enough and were ruled by their emotions. Sisko and the Federation P
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
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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. ...more
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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Maurice Jr.
Sep 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

In Plagues of Night, the Typhon Pact once again tried to get slipstream technology. Without Praetor Gell Kamemmor's knowledge, Tal Shiar Chairwoman Sela and Commander Tomalak conspired with the Breen to steal machinery from the Dominion that would enable them to create their own slipstream drive, load it on the Romulan warbird Eletrix and to sneak it through the wormhole behind a Breen freighter that legally entered the wormhole and was scheduled to return. The Eletrix was assigned to a joint
Christian Hamilton
This is probably my favorite of the “Typhon Pact” stories. Everything comes full circle here: The fall and future of DS9, Sisko and Kasidy, the Romulan-Federation relations. Even to some degree Odo and Kira.

This novel feels to me more of a love letter to 7 seasons of DS9 than anything that has come before. It reads almost as a capstone to the DS9 relaunch, and if it were to have ended here. I would have been a happy man.

It’s a great novel through and through.
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. ...more
F. William Davis
Dec 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think the writing has improved in this from the previous DRG3 book in the series. Similar to the previous, this one lacks a typical pinnacle event but the story is very interesting and there are many exciting developments.
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
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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!
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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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
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