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Valhalla

(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #10)

3.31  ·  Rating details ·  242 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Tensions caused by speculation that Cardassia is about to reoccupy Bajor are complicated by the arrival of a strange alien ship. When it's discovered that the crew is dead and the ship is carrying valuable Gamma-quadrant technology, it becomes a sought after prize, which Commander Sisko must fight to keep out of Cardassian hands. Meanwhile, Sisko also finds himself at odds ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 277 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Pocket Books
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Steven
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Valhalla is an adequate DS9 story that unfortunately illustrates all the issues of Star Trek writers trying to tell their stories in a shared universe. The writers are already hemmed in to certain restrictions anyway, because obviously they can't derail story events from things that are set in canon (seen in the show). So, as best they can, they squeeze other adventures in between the sequence of events shown on TV to add more depth to the Star Trek universe and trust the editors to keep the con ...more
Jason Vargo
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
By the time book number 10 comes around in a series based on an established property, I would expect the characters to be nailed down a bit better than they are in this story. Throughout the entire story, Sisko tends to growl and be gruff with everyone around him while Kira is belligerent in a way the show hadn't seen since "Emissary." Dukat is written with the typical Cardassian verbal flourishes, but he doesn't seem quite right, either. Odo is unusually unconcerned with the sanctity of life, G ...more
Craig
Feb 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
I think my rating of this book is mostly affected by how hard it was to find and finally getting it. I was really worried it was going to suck, ha ha! Turns out not only did the book surprise me in its quality but its story as well. The book took many unexpected turns and I was pleasantly surprised! Happy I could finally read it!
Myke Edwards
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was a disappointing gift for a disappointing 15th birthday. The book didn't fit the theme and feeling of Deep Space Nine (in my opinion, at least), and took that characters way out of their usual, hard-drawn lines.
David Sarkies
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Star Trek lovers
Recommended to David by: Some guy I known
Shelves: sci-fi
Another of the many Deep Space Nine books
14 April 2012

I probably should stop writing commentaries on the Deep Space Nine books, particularly since I cannot definitely say that I have actually read them. I may have, I may not and I suspect that the reason these books stick in my head is because I would look at them multiple times while browsing in a bookshop. However the other catch is that I never actually read any of the Next Generation books (well, okay, I did read one of them), and further t
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Sarah
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book is a good example of how to take a nifty sci-fi idea that's been around for a long while—the sentient computer—and bog it down with a pointless B plot. I'm not sure the whole Cardassian politics thing was added at the request of the editors to give the book a more..."DS9 flavor," so to speak or if the author added it because he didn't completely trust his ability to pull of the strong sci-fi idea or lost steam or direction while writing it or if something about the Cardassian culture h ...more
Dianah
Jul 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 100-books, star-trek
A strange, derelict spacecraft comes through the wormhole. It isn't long before everybody wants a piece of it - Quark, various Cardassian factions, O'Brien, Bashir...even Odo has feelings about what to do with the ship. Even the...oops - almost added a spoiler! At any rate, the plot is pretty straight forward with some Cardassian political intrigue thrown in for good measure.

The book opens with my number one sci-fi series pet peeve. This is book 10 in series based on a television show. Nobody e
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alix
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
Kira is kinda OOC the whole book unless I just don't remember how wildly irrational she was at the beginning of the series. I think it's the 'crazy women' trope that keeps showing up in dude-penned ST novels I've been reading. Also Garak is mentioned twice as having witnessed/overheard some conversation w/ the implication being that he was passing info to Dukat, but at the time this book came out (1995), "Cardassians" (in which Garak and Dukat are shown to be old enemies) had aired at least a ye ...more
Angela
May 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Finally a DS9 book where Odo doesn't investigate murders. This is a decent story involving an alien ship and Cardassian politics. It's very fast moving and the characterisation for the most part is spot on. (Kira seems maybe a little too obsessed with Cardassians) It could have been a 2 parter tv show. A very good read.
Andrew Beet
unfortunately i got bored of this after chapter 13 wish i had read Betrayal (deep space nine 6)
John Walkenford
An okay book but it didn't wow me. And I really didn't like Sisko being "grumpy old man" throughout this book. Everything seemed to annoy him and he had no patience for anybody.
rivka
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: startrek
2.5 stars
Denise
Aug 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2013
Not one of my favourites among the DS9 novels so far, but a quick and entertaining read.
Aaron
Jan 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek-ds9
Much better than the overly wordy "Warped" but just an average book. Nothing special.
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