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Jan 08, Sarah Roberts rated it really liked it Shelves: Adored the Cardassia story so much I've read it twice, a rarity. Sep 17, Caleris rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 13, Tina rated it really liked it. I was very happy with this book! It had two separate stories by different authors, and both were great and wonderfully suited the world they were showcasing.
This story shows Keiko and her family after they've gotten settled and started work on helping solve Cardassia's food shortage. The character interactions are great. True to Cardassian nature, the plot is happening on many levels, and nothing is as straight forward as it seems.
Garak is written wonderfully, as is Keiko. It's nice t I was very happy with this book! It's nice to see her in a strong leadership position, since she definitely has the skills to lead well, and inspire others. She's also shown here to be diplomatic and politically minded; her repsonses to Yevir's criticism of their work show that. Seeing Miles and Garak have lunch together was a treat. I also really liked seeing Macet put in charge of the hostage situation. He's made a number of appearances, but they've all been rather mild.
Here you can see he's got a sharp mind and isn't afraid to make big decisions. As for Yevir, he's frustratingly charismatic. Like Keiko, I want to hate him for his actions against Keiko, and for his inflexibility when asked to consider viewpoints other than his own, but it's hard to do! His speech to Nyra was very well done. Overall, this story was interesting, unpredictable and fun.
The only thing I could have done without were the ominous italicized scenes; to me they seem jarring against the rest of the story. This was the longer of the two stories, but it was just as interesting. We get a great look at Andor, and it's society and the segments and struggles within it. I'm not too happy about Prynn acting so irrationally when it comes to her feelings for Shar, but it does fit her character impulsive, acts based on feeling, not logic, thrill-seeking.
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The scene where Prynn is doing a zero G spacewalk was great. We really get to see her thought process, and how much she enjoys freedom and just a bit of danger. I like that the characters in this story many of whom are new all seem very fleshed out. Also the Andorian culture is explored nicely. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the ending and the way things worked out Over all an interesting story, that was hard to put down at times.
Feb 28, Maurice Jr. Two great stories showing us the homeworlds of some of the Deep Space Nine crew through their eyes and those of visitors to the planet. Miles and Keiko O'Brian live there now: Keiko is in charge of the ravaged planet's agricultural renewal program. But, as she and Elim Garak and others strive to move the planet forward, there are forces determined to take it back to the days when the military ruled and to eschew all outside interference. Ensign Thirishar Ch'thane is back from a Two great stories showing us the homeworlds of some of the Deep Space Nine crew through their eyes and those of visitors to the planet.
Ensign Thirishar Ch'thane is back from a three month mission to the Gamma Quadrant aboard Defiant, and now he must handle family obligations. Andor is in the throes of a reproductive crisis- their numbers are dropping at an alarming rate and they need everyone young enough to have children to do so. Their four genders zhen, shen, chan and thaan make reversing the problem difficult in general, and Shar's zhavey mother and zhadi mother in law are both upset with him for not joining with his bondgroup before one of them Shathrissia- the zhen in their bond died by her own hand.
He and Ensign Prynn Tenmei his friend and potential lover travel to Andor for the Sending and find themselves caught in the intrigue surrounding Shar's recent discovery of alien ova that might hold the cure for their reproductive issues. I enjoyed both stories, but the Andorian adventure caught my attention. Shar and Prynn are new characters to me, and it was interesting watching their dynamic: Mar 08, Jack rated it really liked it. I couldn't help viewing the 'Worlds' series as a necessary 6-novella hurdle on the road to catching up with the larger Trek lit storyline.
Although it apparently continued the various storylines set up in the previous DS9 relaunch books - and so they needed to be read - I wasn't terribly interested in stories set solely on one world and in one society. I wanted to get to the Typhon Pact business post haste.
What a pleasant surprise that both stories were engaging, meaningful, and in the case of t I couldn't help viewing the 'Worlds' series as a necessary 6-novella hurdle on the road to catching up with the larger Trek lit storyline. What a pleasant surprise that both stories were engaging, meaningful, and in the case of the Andor story, desperately moving. A few Trek books I've read have gone beyond 'fun story in the Trek universe' into genuinely-impressive-fiction territory such as David Mack's sublime Destiny trilogy , but very few have been emotionally wrenching.
And this was a story whose protagonists were created purely for this relaunch! And in the Cardassia story, McCormack captures Garak nicely and tells a story about world building in another sense I don't want to say more for fear of spoiling those who haven't seen all of the show. Keiko O'Brien is developed nicely too.
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What a nice surprise. Oct 18, Trev rated it really liked it. Lets review in two parts as it is a two part book. A quick read at ish pages. All the characters that we know from TV appear as you would expect them top marks to the author there. The story is simple but its strength comes from how the different cultures face the situation. A good continuation of the O'Brien family story and its good to see Keiko in a positive light. It is clear the the author really gets the Cardassian mindset with the political aspects of this book being enough Lets review in two parts as it is a two part book.
It is clear the the author really gets the Cardassian mindset with the political aspects of this book being enough to demonstrate the Cadassian mindset, but not as much to put you off. For me this book suffered from having to set up the new characters and remind the reader of the back story. The first 50 pages or so being quite slow and seemingly there to immerse you in everything you will need to know to understand the book. If you haven't read the rest of the relaunch until here or not for a while it will be a good catch up.
If like me you are ploughing through them quickly it might seem chunky and a bit slow Once through those pages the story really comes to life and is what you would expect from Star Trek. A dangerous mission, one member of the team getting injured. Its an old Star Trek formula but it works that's why we love it!!
As this book involves entirely re-launch characters I think a lot of the readers enjoyment will come from what you have come to feel for them until this point. I bought this for two reasons: One, I really enjoyed Heather Jarman's work on the character of Shar the Andorian and wanted to continue his tale in her voice. Two, I needed mind-candy. This delivers on both fronts. McCormack's 'Cardassia' story is a bit thin, a straightforward hostage taking, though it has the virtue of including Keiko and Miles O'Brien who have been missing mostly from the relaunch of DS9 given that they retired to Earth at the end of the series - but Keiko moved to Cara I bought this for two reasons: McCormack's 'Cardassia' story is a bit thin, a straightforward hostage taking, though it has the virtue of including Keiko and Miles O'Brien who have been missing mostly from the relaunch of DS9 given that they retired to Earth at the end of the series - but Keiko moved to Caradassia to help rebuild its ecology.
Also present, of course, is Garak, but I find that without Doctor Bashir, his character just sort of degrades into a base manipulator with no real redeeming qualities. The including of Vedek Yevir, a character introduced earlier in the DS9 relaunch, however, was a stroke of genius, and well appreciated by me.
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Jarman delivers yet another superb telling of the Andorian four-gendered culture, the fallout thereof, and some really interesting ethical genetic dilemmas that face the people since Shar's discovery a few books back. Shar and Prynn make an interesting couple - without bordering overmuch on the "Will they or won't they? Definitely worthwhile for the relaunch, or DS9 fans of any stripe of interesting note is that none of the original series characters pop up in 'Andor,' only the newbies to the DS9 station are involved.
Dec 29, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: After the explosive "finale" of S. This story of Cardassian recovery from the horrors of the end of the Dominion War is the perfect story to continue the saga of Deep Cardassia: This story of Cardassian recovery from the horrors of the end of the Dominion War is the perfect story to continue the saga of Deep Space Nine. Paradigm I really enjoyed Paradigm, and I felt that Heather Jarman delved deeply into the characters in this story.
The emotions experienced by Shar and the other Andorian characters felt very real, while at the same time seemingly genuinely "alien," different from the human norm we are used to. Shar deals with a lover's recent death, has to face her family along with dealing with his own estranged mother , and is beginning to grow closer to Prynn Tenmei, an outsider that Andorian society would never approve of; it's some pretty heady stuff, and Jarman does a good job navigating the complex issues at play.
Aug 14, Robert rated it liked it. Since this is really two novellas in one book, I'll review and rate the two halves separately. The Lotus Flower by Una McCormack focuses on Cardassia, which is in a rebuilding and occupation phase after disastrously losing a war. I'd call it a soft occupation, since Federation military doesn't seem to play a part, but humans are in charge of their main setting for this story. The Cardassians are one of my favorite Trek species, and Garak is a fan-favorite.
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Unfortunately, Garak is the only interes Since this is really two novellas in one book, I'll review and rate the two halves separately. Unfortunately, Garak is the only interesting character in the story, which opens literally with a bang, then fizzles out with no real sense of danger or urgency. Cardassia itself, which should be the star or at least a character in a book titled "Worlds of the Star Trek," is entirely bland, bled of all unique character.
Within every federation and every empire, behind every hero and every villain, there are the worlds that define them. Deep Space Nine can now be experienced as never before The last world ravaged by the Dominion War is also the last on which Miles O'Brien ever imagined building a life. As he joins in the reconstruction of Cardassia's infrastructure, his wife Keiko spearheads the planet's difficult agricultural renewal. But Cardassia's struggle to remake itself—from the fledgling democracy backed by Elim Garak to the people's rediscovery of their own spiritual past—is not without opposition, as the outside efforts to help rebuild its civilization come under attack by those who reject any alien influence.
On the eve of a great celebration of their ancient past, the unusual and mysterious Andorians, a species with four sexes, must decide just how much they are willing to sacrifice in order to ensure their survival. Biological necessity clashes with personal ethics; cultural obligation vies with love—and Ensign Thirishar ch'Thane returns home to the planet he forswore, to face not only the consequences of his choices, but a clandestine plan to alter the very nature of his kind.
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