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Offenbarung: Buch 1

(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Avatar #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  1,492 ratings  ·  99 reviews

Der Krieg, der den Alpha-Quadranten an den Rand der Zerstörung brachte, ist gerade vorbei. Doch schon befindet sich die Raumstation Deep Space Nine - Brennpunkt für wissenschaftliche und militärische Intrigen - abermals im Herzen eines bevorstehenden Armageddons wieder. Ein überraschender Angriff trifft die Station hart und sorgt für Hunderte
Paperback, 282 pages
Published October 2009 by Amigo Grafik (cross cult) (first published May 2001)
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The "Relaunch" Universe starts here!

The term "Relaunch" has been used on Star Trek to denote the novels written to expand the history of the TV spin-offs series set on the 24th Century of the franchise, namely Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager; and even you can include Star Trek: Enterprise, which it was set on the 22nd Century. This "Relaunch" term applies to identificate those novels considered canon in the franchise and they serve to continu
Jay Hawke
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Avatar Book I picks up a few months after the series left off. It was wonderfully nostalgic for me. Perry nailed a few of the characters, especially, Kira, Ro, Quark, Jake and Nog. Not so sure about Bashir and Ezri. Both were among my favorite characters on the show, but not so much in this book. Too much about their relationship. The story itself just starts to get interesting when it comes to an end. But alas, it's only Book I, and the sign that it succeeded is that I immediately jumped into B ...more
Aug 01, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, 100-books
Having read S.D. Perry's work before I suspected I would not care for this book. To my surprise, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Taking place 3 months after the last episode and set to "relaunch" the book series, this could have been a great book. It isn't. Instead of giving us an update as to where our favorite characters are, the book starts with a dry, incomplete chronology of what happened in the series. The book is structured badly. The Enterprise crew's story should have started
Michael T Bradley
Feb 14, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So you're planning on relaunching DS9, one of the most breakthrough TV shows of the latter half of the 20th century, and you've got at least a decent budget to get authors. Why in God's name would you go for SD "tell tell TELL don't show!" Perry?

Look, I like navel-gazing in a novel. Toll the Hounds is my favorite novel, and basically even the people who like it agree there's probably a bit too much empty philosophizing in it. But Jesus, everything in this book is people just thinking about stuff
Eric Stodolnik
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first foray into trying out a Star Trek novel. Being an adamant Trekkie, as with most full-fledged, card carrying Trekkies, I have seen every episode of every Star Trek series at the very least 3 times, in some cases of my favorite episodes, many more times than that. So, as with I assume most Trekkies as well, I was in desperate need of more Star Trek than exists, and new and novel stories as well... So it was inevitable... my desire for more Trek, and my love for reading led me to ...more
Maya Dworsky-Rocha
This felt like a worthy followup to the last season -- not great, but true to the characters and to the type of story often told with them.

There were a few lovely surprises: Ro Laren and Quark, Ro Laren and Kira, Kasidy's interiority, Shar. Nog Nog Nog Nog. There were also a few utterly expected disappointments: Kira continues to fasci-ly bigot, and Ezri continues to...Ugh.

Also the crew of the Enterprise are here for no apparent reason and there's some dude named Vaughn that I'm supposed to gi
Blake Bouza
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay so I'm really big on no elitism when it comes to reading! You wanna read Star Wars? Great. Wanna read a graphic novel? All about it, I've read three this year. In the mood for that middle grade book you read four times as a sixth grader and want to revisit the world? Yes yes yes!

So why do I feel the need to justify reading a Star Trek tie-in novel? Is it because I have grace for others when it comes to "less than high literary" content, versus myself? Yes, as I do with all things.

So forgiv
Jonathan Hord
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I never expected this to be as good as it was. I felt like I was back in a brand new episode of Deep Space Nine. I'm so excited to continue this saga! ...more
Maurice Jr.
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the aftermath of the Dominion War, Deep Space Nine tries to get back to normal. "Normal" now means Colonel Kira is in command of the station with Commander Tiris Jast (a Bolian woman) from Starfleet as her first officer, that Nog is chief engineer and that Lieutenant Ro Laren, formerly of Starfleet and the Maquis and now part of the Bajoran Militia is chief of security. Ezri Dax is settling both into her duties as station counselor and into her relationship with Dr. Bashir, and both Jake Sisk ...more
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
RIGHT FROM THE explosive beginning, through to the potentially cataclysmic and cliff hanger ending, AVATAR BOOK ONE is a pure joy to read. For fans of the series, it feels like a perfectly natural bonus episode in literary form, and one can imagine how DS9ers the world over will be treating this read as an awesome opening to the eighth season we were never going to get.

in short; the book is perfect. Characterisation is divine. The action scenes are awesome. The plot of the book twists and turns
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek, 2012, tie-in
I really enjoyed the start of the Deep Space Nine Relaunch. I always thought that it was a shame that this great show ended after 'only' 7th seasons. So I was really excited about being reunited with Kira, Bashir and the others.
It was a fast and easy read with an interesting story and it was well written. I really like the new characters. Especially Commander Vaughn and Shar. But I have to admit that I am not so sure about Ro Laren as new head of security. I never liked her that much and I don't
Derek Oberg
A perfectly acceptable geeky Star Trek book. When DS9 ended it was pretty obvious that there was no chance in hell they were ever going to get a film franchise, so the cast disbanded pretty much entirely. I was curious to see how a post-series novel would feel with no Sisko, Odo, Worf, O'Brien, Garak, etc. The answer... Bring in the Enterprise and Picard's whole crew. Doesn't make for the most inspired book ever, but it works. And honestly, if you're looking for inspired literature in a Star Tre ...more
Mar 24, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Deep Space 9 was an amazing show and when I discovered there was a series of canon books that continued the storyline, I leaped at the chance to read them. I hope this first book isn't a sign of things to come because God was it boring. I think I have to put most of the blame on the author who just TELLS TELLS TELLS all day long. I've never skimmed so many sections of a book before and just wanted it to be over.

I'll keep going with the series for now but not a good start.
Crystal Bensley
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent early book in the ds9 relaunch. Must read part 2 asap!
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
no idea why these weren't just one book, they're not very long. they are, however, entertaining and good. ...more
Step Schwarz
Jun 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vacation
Couldn't have asked for a better relaunch to DS9. ...more
A.J. Blanc
Despite being almost 20 years old, while reading Avatar book one I kept checking the copywrite date; because it felt like it was written in the past five years. Make of that what you will. The continuation of DS9 should've been a huge multimedia project, with novels and comics and other merchandise, but there may have been some real world events that overshadowed its release. Having said that, the author selected to begin this much anticipated relaunch could've been stronger IMHO.

I don't have mu
Adam Johns
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Christian Hamilton
Wow, what a start to the (real) beginning of the DS9 Relaunch!

Here, we pick up after end of Season 7 of DS9. Sisko is with the Prophets. O’Brien is on Earth. Worf is away doing ambassadorial duties. Kira is in charge of DS9. Ezri is trying to figure out who she is. Quark is still bartending. And Kassidy is very pregnant.

In addition to our main cast of characters, we meet a few new ones, including the very enigmatic and interest Elias Vaughn, who despite his incredibly high security clearance an
Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
A great Star Trek book. Perry does a great job setting the scene and picking up where the series left off. She clearly understands the characters well and fills out their internal dialogue well. The battle scenes are engaging and meticulously to align with established canon, such as the DS9 Technical Manual. The story manages to set a refreshing tone and perfectly transitions from closing off threads from the Season 7 finale to establishing a rich new setting for adventure. Each of the main char ...more
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Almost 16 years after the relaunch novels first started, I decided it was about time to embark on the next chapter in my favorite Star Trek series. Avatar, Book One picks up several months after the events of series finale "What You Leave Behind", charting Colonel Kira's difficult transition to commanding officer of Deep Space Nine.

With such a large proportion of the principle cast scattering in different directions when the TV series ended, author SD Perry does a nice job of rebuilding the sens
Clint Hall
This was my first foray into the Star Trek relaunch, and the first book of the Star Trek relaunch.

I just finished re-watching Deep Space Nine on Netflix, so I decided to take this off my bookshelf and give it a whirl. Since the finale's original airing, I had always wondered what adventures might have happened if they had a season 8, or a movie. Being a naive kid, I figured Next Gen got a movie, DS9 would, too. Since nothing ever happened, it was nice to read a continuation.

The characters sound
Gabriel Mero
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For me, Star Trek books are pretty hit or miss; I either like them or I don't. There's been a few that I've had to force myself to finish, but this one was not one such book. From the prologue I was invested. It was nice to reunite with beloved characters like Kira Nerys, Jake, Quark, Bashir, and Ezri, as well as meet new characters. I especially loved that while Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-E feature in this book they don't steal the spotlight or overshadow the DS9 crew. Bonus ...more
S.J. Saunders
Apr 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I'm greatly enjoying my journey into Star Trek books. This first book really focusing on the time following the conclusion of the Deep Space 9 TV series feels like half of a two-episode season eight premiere with a TNG crossover thrown in for good measure. Toss in some likeable new and returning characters, and...what's not to love?

Being back with these characters feels great, and I'm excited to see where the story goes!
Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got into this after reading the amazing 'A Stitch in Time' by Andrew Robinson (the actor who played Garak). This was definitely a step-down in terms of writing style and literary quality, it read like a fanfic at times. But I am intrigued enough to continue, especially as I know S.D. Perry isn't the author of *every* DS9 relaunch novel. ...more
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek-book
"Avatar" certainly kept me reading on what the continuation of the "Deep Space Nine" saga is, I felt like the main party was over. There is a prophecy in the plot background that is a part of this title that will be answered in the next novel likely. Some of the heroes opened their own Bajoran Orb.

I wonder what part two will reveal...
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I agree with most of my fellow readers. An acceptable Star Trek DS9 book. Takes place three months after the end of the DS9 series. It's good to see what everyone is up to since the disappearance of Captain Sisko. Story really picks up steam towards the end, of course, so you might as well get book two when you get book one. Good prices at ThriftBooks. ...more
Laura Fraser
Surprisingly, not bad. I was missing my DS9 pals and decided to try these -- with extreme reservations, I should add. But Perry has done a decent job, at least with the characters. It's short, it's punchy, and it does feel like DS9. ...more
Robert Paterson
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good continuation

A good start to a series set in the post DS9 world and I like what they have done to it. To is a bizzare inclusion but it generally work's.. Looking forward to book two.
This book has a lot of setting up for the things that will follow. The place to start the "Relaunch" books to follow.

Sets up the relationships and introduces the new characters.

I'm not a fan of the Dax - Bashier relationship.
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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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