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Star Trek - The Fall 3: Auf verlorenem Posten

(Star Trek: Typhon Pact)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  839 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Auf Andor kündigt sich eine Katastrophe an. Trotz heroischer Anstrengungen stehen die Andorianer kurz vor dem Aussterben, und die Hoffnung schwindet. Ausgerechnet nun, da zahllose Leben auf dem Spiel stehen, versuchen die Anführer Andors, der Föderation und des Typhon-Paktes aus der Krise politischen Profit zu schlagen. Doktor Julian Bashir weigert sich, der Tragödie taten ...more
Paperback, deutsche Erstausgabe, 380 pages
Published November 9th 2015 by CrossCult (first published November 2013)
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Excellent novel!

Without a doubt it's the strongest, so far, in the book event The Fall from Star Trek. While the first book, Revelations and Dust was tedious and inconclusive,(See review...HERE ) and the second book, The Crimson Shadow was smart and surprising, (See review...HERE ), this third book was solid and inspiring. Definitely my hopes and expectations for the remaining fourth and fifth books are really high now. To begin to comment about this novel, I have to expose several variatio
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Ceremony of Losses takes place three years after the events in the Path of Disharmony book. So it's been three years since Andor has seceded from the Federation. After the disaster that took place in the previous story-there have been some changes. The Enterprise crew is gone (likely banished to the far side of the galaxy after the hash they made of the initial situation), the Federation President Bacco has been assassinated and a new President Ishan is in charge. He has a far more hard-line v ...more
Nov 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like other David Mack Star Trek novels, there is a lot going on and a lot of ties to other Trek novels as well as established canon. There has been a very strong political aspect in recent Trek novels set post-Nemesis, and this book continues that trend. I read this one because I enjoyed the last book in the series so much (by Una McCormick). I hadn't read the Typhon Pact novels, so at times I felt like I was playing catch up. The cast of characters and weaving of subplots was great, but since a ...more
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
David Mack couldn't write a bad ST novel if he tried

I have stayed away from the fall series I think mainly because the 1st book didn't get the best reviews & I don't have a lot of time to read, so when I start a new book I want it to be something at least pretty good & worth my time. I read Disavowed & I loved it, & since it was just a continuation of what was started here with Ceremony I decided that I would read the fall series (just minus the first book) &I'm glad I did. Crimson Shadow was ex
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Ceremony of Losses picks up after the previous book with events shifting in completely different way than you would Expect! :D On Andoria Bashir's former crewmate Shar contacts Bashir on DS9 which set in train the events of the book! :D Bashir's moral dilemma with the Andorian fertility crisis is neatly handled! :D Yo really get to sense what drives Bashir to the desperate acts that he takes throughout the book! :D Bashir, on his own initially, is really caught behind a rock and a hard place a ...more
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Review forthcoming.
Now this is a way to start 2018! When Julian Bashir's vacation is interrupted by a Ferengi delivering a message from an old comrade in hiding, the good doctor has no idea his finest hour is upon him. He is asked to receive stolen biological data, and from the noise therin produce a pattern that might save a people from extinction. It won't be easy: the data is considered highly sensitive by three governments, one of which might kill Bashir for trying to use it, and even if he finds a cure, his c ...more
C.T. Phipps
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A CEREMONY OF LOSSES is an excellent Star Trek novel that follows up on the Andorian fertility crisis that was begun in DEEP SPACE NINE's Relaunch Novels and brought to a head during the TYPHON PACT novel. Alien fertility may not seem like something that could encourage much drama but it was the basis for the most interesting MASS EFFECT plotline. The Andorians are dying out and the Federation's inability/unwillingness to do anything about it result in them seceding from the Federation. Unfortun ...more
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In a way, this story is based on a premise that is very contrary to the original vision of Gene Roddenberry; he envisioned a world (universe) in which the earth had solved paltry problems like politics and had joined a Galactic Federation of like-minded planets. In his vision, the Federation would never have been led by a deceitful, self-serving, petty politician. Nan Bacco was his vision of a Federation president; he would have been appalled at the suggestion that Ishan could ever come to power ...more
Paul Lunger
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The 3rd book in the "Star Trek: The Fall" series, David Mack's "A Ceremony of Losses" may in fact be the best book of the series so far & while solving one long standing crisis changes 1 character's direction forever. The book itself is primarily centered on Dr. Bashir who is contacted by Thrishar ch'Thane who has been working with Professor zh'Thiin on Andor to solve the Andorian genetic crisis which could be solved by using the Shedai Meta-Genome provided to them by the Tholians. It is this cr ...more
Cameron James
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third entry in the so-far-phenomenal series, The Fall. A Ceremony of Losses is a gripping and tense story that continues and adds to the cinematic events of The Fall, while also continuing the Typhon Pact story line, tying up some loose ends from the Vanguard series, and resolving the Andorian reproduction crisis that has been written about for years now.

I had found the previous three books by Mack, the Cold Equations trilogy, to be quite a bit below the quality I expect from David M
Matt Randall
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book, following on from the previous 'The Fall' novels. This DS9 focused story takes us back to the Andorian fertility crisis, and the political situation following the Tholian's sharing of the sharing the Shedai Genome and Andor's secession (ST: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony).
Mack delivers the story in his usual fashion. For me it was a slow start, not really hooking me in till about chapter 6, but I was thoroughly hooked, reading most of the rest in one sitting. This I feel is a Bash
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is every libertarians worst nightmare, not just one over bearing, near dictatorial leader but two willing to kill off a whole race of people for political gain. The first half of the book was pretty slow, but once things got going my heart didn't stop racing until a half hour after I finished. Letting my geek flag fly, I liked Mack's hat tip to David Brin when using the term "uplift" from one of my all time favorite sci-fi series. ...more
This book is infuriating. It is brilliantly written, fast paced, full of unexpected plot twists and action, and a good length. It also has a climax that reads like a cop-out, and instead of a resolution we get a short epilogue and a very large cliffhanger. Having said all that, I could not put it down, and I am eagerly waiting to read the next book in the series.
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best book so far inThe Fall series. David Mack didn't hold back any punches. It's been a long time, prob since the destiny trilogy, I've been so intrigued in a Star Trek storyline. It had everything from action and suspense. I loved every page of it. Great job Mr. Mack! ...more
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Andorian race is dying. Dr Julian Bashir has received a plea to find a cure. The only draw back is, if he accepts this task, he faces charges of treason. You see, the cause of this affliction is under Starfleet security and Andor is no longer part of the Federation.
Raymond Masters
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only thing that gets this book 4 stars is the author's usage of GD a couple times throughout. The story itself was awesome. Another excellent David Mack story. I can't wait to pick up Bashir's thread (in the Section 31 book, I believe). ...more
Laurie Kazmierczak
I have always enjoyed David Mack's writing style and plot lines...This is another exemplary example of his talents. If you are going to read any of The Fall series, this is the one to read. ...more
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book of the series so far for me. Excellently done and was happy with one major plot line resolution but the next few it opened look great
Christopher Lutz
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Bashir Ultimatum. The Fall continues as Doctor Bashir risks everything he's ever known to save the Andorians from extinction. It's a great political thriller involving everyone from the crew of DS9 to Section 31 to the office of he Federation President. It works well as a middle chapter of this series because it resolves it's primary story while leaving many questions unanswered for the next book. I'm really curious as to what the truth is behind the motivations of the current president. I h ...more
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book of the series "Star Trek : The Fall"! Loved the suspense, really a roller-coaster ride, and the politics, once again, I greatly enjoyed. (I wish they would put another Trek series on regular network tv, this time dealing with Federation politics, sort of a "Madam Secretary" or "West Wing" in the Trek would be intriguing and quite different from the usual Trek stuff.) I rooted for the Andorians, for Bashir, and for Ezri Dax to decide where her loyalties truly lay ...more
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is another espionage story involving Bashir and his lover Sarina Douglas. It feels like part 2 of David Mack's Zero Sum Game, the only Typhon Pact novel that I really liked. I wish I had skipped all of the Typhon Pact and The Fall novels and only read this one and Zero Sum Game. It's a really good, action-packed read. It's also refreshing to read a story where the Federation is not a perfect utopia and Starfleet is not infallible. ...more
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was maddeningly good. Maddeningly because it's such a good allegory for our current political times. This book is a good reminder of why I hate politics-- this book has a good grasp and perfect realism with that. I felt my blood boiling. This novel elicited an emotional response in me. For that, it gets four stars. ...more
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In typical David Mack fashion, the story in A Ceremony of Losses got off to a slow start, but the tension built rapidly towards the last third of the book.

Rogue elements both in the Federation and on Andor ensured that one bad turn followed another in quick succession, leaving one to wonder when the Andorians will see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Lance Gabrielson
Interesting Star Trek lore, which falls in line with the universe. Doesn't fail to excite, although some of the main characters feel paper thin, however most don't. ...more
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loving this series

Book three did not disappoint. Poor Julian, and Dax, and everyone else. Definitely will finish this series. Great writing here.
Scott Williams
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the stuff with Ezri in this book. David Mack writes her well. More and more it makes me think that one of the future Trek shows should involve Ezri and the Aventine.
Preston Pendergraft
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This story was absolutely outstanding. Really liked it. David Mack hit another out of the park. Only downside was that I didn’t want to see the freighter captain die, he was a hoot.
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really don't like the President Pro Tem ...more
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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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