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Wrath of the Prophets

(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #20)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  272 ratings  ·  18 reviews
When a fatal disease spreads over Bajor, threatening the entire
planet with extinction, Captain Sisko must accept aid from an
unexpected source: Ro Laren, Starfleet officer turned Maquis
renegade. Major Kira and Ro reluctantly join forces to track the
alien plague to its source -- even as the disease claims new
victims on "Deep Space Nine" itself. Dr. Bashir struggles
to f
Paperback, 274 pages
Published May 1997 by Pocket Books
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May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
A deadly plague is spreading across Bajor which appears to have originated from materials obtained via the black market. While Dr. Bashir struggles to find a cure, two unlikely teams attempt to track down the origins of the contaminated material that brought the disease: Sisko and Quark head to a den of criminals and profiteers in search of information, while Kira investigates down on Bajor with the unexpected (and not entirely appreciated) aid of none other than Ro Laren, the former Starfleet o ...more
Jean Wetmore
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The main thing that's memorable is that it puts duos you might not think of to work together and in the process find a new respect and admiration for each of each other. Sisko and Quark, Dax has Miles O'Brien looking out for her and the most interesting, Ro Laren comes to the station and has to work with Major Kira to expose corruption in the Bajoran government. I had a little problem with Kira and Ro coming to respect each other after hating the very idea of each other for much of the book.Yes ...more
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
I had a hard time putting this one down. I wished there wasn't so much the O'Brien story as I wanted more of the Kira/Ro story. It was fun seeming them interact and although Ro didn't seem EXACTLY like Ro she was close enough and the authors portrayed her well. Peter David's humour was there throughout and the story went in a direction I did not expect. I don't fully understand the solution to the virus so I am guessing I just missed something with Dax and if/when I read this again in the future ...more
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ro Laren fans
Shelves: star-trek, st-ds9

An epidemic is sweeping Bajor, a pestilence born of faulty replicators smuggled in by a young woman desperate to feed her village. Placed under quarantine, the planet's peril is so intense that even renegade Ro Laren emerges from hiding to help transport food there. On Deep Space Nine, Julian Bashir works to find a cure, but every breakthrough is immediately reversed. This is a virus with a deep bench of tricks. In the hopes of expediting matters, two teams are sent into shady markets to find th
Joshua Palmatier
Finished this book yesterday. Here, a plague has bene unleashed on Bajor, brought on by contaminated material smuggled in by a woman attempting to keep the people in her town from starving. As the disease spreads across the planet--even jumping to Deep Space Nine--Kira, Sisko, and the rest of the crew, including the Maquis rebel Ro Laren (from Next Generation fame), attempt to trace the origins of the contaminated material in hopes of finding a clue about a cure. Bashir, of course, attempts to f ...more
Shane Amazon
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A horrifying plaque has struck Bajor, but this plaque is not from natural sources, rather a byproduct of technology and one woman's need to feed her people. But as the number of the infected grow a small communities problem grows into a global pandemic, and then a universal threat. As the planets leaders turn to the Prophets for answers, it is up to the DS9 crew to find the cure.

The main bulk of the book is broken into three sections. Miles, Bashir, and Dax are left aboard the station to find a
Jul 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 100-books, star-trek
Hokey smokes! I was a little leery of this book because I am no fan of Ro Laren. On the plus side, the tagline on the book is “Can Ro Laren save Bajor from a deadly plague?” which, I hope, signified a nice role for our man Bashir. All worries were forgotten by the time I finished the prologue and found myself completely wrapped up in the story.

The interactions between Ro and Kira – priceless! Kira channeled my dislike of Ro, to my surprise, I even found myself admitting Ro had her good points. A
Mar 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Revisiting this book, in which she who had been planned to be the lead female Bajoran of *DS9* meets she who took her place, was interesting in light of how these two characters and the relationship between them are portrayed in the post-series books. I think I like Ro in this book a little bit more than the Ro of the post-series books, and I'm not sure why. Her rough edges are a little more...purposeful in this book perhaps, but I'm not sure that statement adequately captures the difference I p ...more
Daniel Kukwa
May 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
I'm irritated that this novel isn't as good as it COULD have been. You have Peter David as part of the writing team, a novel set during a great period of DS9, and a very entertaining and exciting plot, complete with long-sought fanboy-drool-worthy team up. Unfortunately, the characterization seems either too bland OR too much like early DS9. The end of season three/beginning of season four features a crew full of strong friendships...not surprising, considering what they've been through. But eve ...more
Jason Vargo
This is somewhere between a 3 and a 4. On the positive side, Wrath of the Prophets moves along quickly, giving most of the series regulars something interesting to do. It also teams them up in some unusual pairings (aka Sisko and Quark) instead of sticking primarily to the tried and true relationships.

The interaction, however, between Ro and Kira isn't everything it should be, nor are scenes involved supporting players, like Kai Winn and Varis Sul. I expected a few more fireworks between the Ba
Feb 12, 2014 rated it liked it
The primarly novelty in this TV spin-off novel was that it put Starfleet Major Kira Nerys and Maquis renegade Ro Laren into peril together on Bajor, with plenty of action. However, the biology of the plague on Bajor was nothing more than a thin plot device, causing me to consider again the unlikely assumptions of intelligent life in the Star Trek universe. The involvement of spiritual leader Kai Winn was also quite thin, missing an opportunity to develop some depth in Bajoran society. In the end ...more
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-trek, favorites
This was one of my favorite DS9 novelizations mostly because I love the characters of Kira and Ro. When a virus hits Bajor, Ro returns to do what she can to help. As it turns out, her and Kira get stranded on the planet and have to work together to survive and find the cause of the plague. It's great to see two characters at odds with each other work through a tough situation. It makes for especially good reading when both are right and strong in their beliefs.
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting DS9 book, fast paced, decent plot. A little dragged out at times, but enjoyable. I liked seeing Ro involved, post TNG, and her interactions with Kira were written well. After finishing this book, i really wished Ro would have been a lead or at least a reoccurring character on DS9….Ooh well...
I wanted to like this book, a really good author co-wrote it. However, the first part was good, the rest was just forgettable. The plot was decent, a plague threatens to wipe out life on Bajor. It just was not as good as normal books.
Lupine Smile
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Too many plot lines and an extremely drawn out ending. I really had to force my way through this one.
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Too many cooks...
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