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Series: Deep Space Nine
Author(s): J. G. Hertzler & Jeffrey Lang
Publication information
Published: Paperback - April 2003
Pages: Book 1 - 294
Book 2 - 330
ISBN: Book 1: ISBN 0671784935
Book 2: ISBN 0671784943




Book One

"The Klingon Empire is dying...and I think it deserves to die."

With those words, Lieutenant Ezri Dax propelled Lieutenant Commander Worf to the most fateful decision of his life -- to vanquish Klingon leader Gowron in honorable combat and install in his place a low-born, one-eyed soldier of the empire who might lead their people back to the path of honor.

Under the weighty mantle of chancellor, General Martok led the forces of the empire to victory in the final Allied assault against the Dominion. Now, with Worf at his side as the newly appointed Federation ambassador to Qo'noS, Martok at last is coming home, bringing with him the hope of a bright new future for his people.

But the new chancellor's triumphant return to the Klingon homeworld is met by treachery and upheaval. As the demons of the general's past rise up, so too does a usurper to the Imperial Throne, one who knows exactly how to crush Martok and all who stand with him -- and who won't be satisfied until they are ashes under the foundation of a new Klingon Empire.

Book Two

"The true test of a warrior is not is within."

Sins of the past collide with hopes for the future as Martok fights for the right to lead the Klingon Empire. With the secret of his usurper exposed, the ousted chancellor and his ragtag band of followers embark on a desperate plan to retake the empire.

But while Worf, Ezri Dax, and the crew of the IKS Rotarran go in search of the Klingons' most revered icon of power, Martok is dealt the most crushing blow of all -- driving him to make his final stand on the ice-strewn cliffs of sacred Boreth. As that frozen world reverberates with the song of armies and bat'leths clashing, the mystery of Martok's past, and the future of the Klingon Empire, is revealed.




AngwarB'TakBarnumAnnup BommuSam BowersDarokEzri DaxDrex, son of MartokGothmara, daughter of KultanGrot, son of AngwarHurq 22Iris HumeJarounK'EhleyrK'mothK'mtecK'racK'TarKahless, son of KahlessKar-TelaKira NerysKorathKursLazhna, daughter of MartokLeskitLukaraM'KecMaapekManxMartok, son of UrthogMorjod, son of MartokNganeOkadoOrtakinPharh • Q'ratt • RikuWilliam RossAlexander RozhenkoShen, daughter of MartokSithalaSirella, daughter of LinkasaStarnTamalTongWorf, son of Mogh
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Ag'helAktajJulian BashirBormaCaqChanToghCharakCh'TanCh'VrasDataDaxCurzon DaxJadzia DaxTorias DaxDeathMatthew DeckerEvu • Fate • Fek'lhrGortGowron, son of M'RelGratachGreat AuditorIkat'ikaIshkaKahless the UnforgettableKargKevasJames T. KirkKl'VokKlowKorKorothKultanLarokLinkasaLord of the DeadMa'AcyMarasaMarnaMawkMirtMogh, son of WorfMow'gaMubarakIsaac NewtonPadwaJean-Luc PicardQuirmReclawRikuRomHelena RozhenkoSergey RozhenkoShivangBenjamin SiskoSmarkSor'chaSurakDeanna TroiT'ChenThruzenTodokhTor'ashUrthogV'TecZekZheffra


BorethBoreth MonasteryDeep Space 9 • Emperor's Amphitheater • Qo'noSFederation EmbassyGreat HallGreat Victory ThoroughfareTaklar TempleKa'Toth plainsKetha lowlandsLake LursorLocal Service Road Number 82ShranaSlums of Tor'aq
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Alpha CentauriBajorCardassiaChak'okDivine TreasuryEarthFerenginarGamma QuadrantGre'thorHall of CommerceHellHromi clusterIndia • Internment Camp 371 • Ja'GokorKri'stak volcanoMinskPraxisQuark'sRomulusSappora VIITrelka VTrillTy'GokorVault of Eternal DestitutionVeridian IIIVulcan

Starships and vehicles

IKS B'MothIKS Chak'taIKS Ch'TangIKS GothsparIKS Kem'AIKS KerlaLionIKS M'ganathMorjod's HammerIKS Negh'VarIKS OranthoIKS RotarranShenIKS Spear of KaltadIKS Ti'voHWardrobeWitchIKS Ya'Vang
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USS EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-DUSS Enterprise-EIKS GorkonUSS MekongThe Flare

Races and cultures

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Alpha CentauranAndorianCardassianJem'HadarRomulanVortaVulcan

Governments and organizations

Allied Ninth FleetBajoran MilitiaStarfleetHouse of KultanHouse of MartokKataiKlingon EmpireKlingon Defense ForceYan-Isleth
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Celestial BoardCelestial Secretarial PoolCouncil of the United Federation of PlanetsDominionFederation AllianceImperial Senate of the Romulan Star EmpireRomulan Star Empire


Antarean torekadora dance • baba yagabaconBarge of the DeadBat'lethBattle of Cardassia • Battle of Tcha'voth • beer • biological weapon • borschtch'takcha'ta'rokColumns of KolothConstitution classCordine OrangeD'deridex-classdaghDahar MasterDiHnaqDominion Wardraq tapeEmissary of the Prophets • Eternal Bankruptcy • Fek'lhraktFerengi languageFool's SongfraxfrinxgaghgenTagghIntaqgongraq • Hand of Kahless • hoverbikeiron thorn tree • jackal • jajlo'Sto-Vo-KorJarqjybok • K'pekt • Kahless and Lukaraka'TarlkKl'Vokian forces • kr'mact • Kr'tachkelboniteKhacKhitomer AccordsKlingoneseKlingon Civil WarKlingon operalionMalsandra's DeathMek'lethmInn'Drel ground car • Newtonian forces • oilOort cloudP and L statementPADDpeppadugh spicePinocchio • puja butter • QieltauquartzraktajinoRings of Narath-anazherune-versescorra grassseloh • shum • skritzspearSporak 460stodSword of Kahlesstak • thermocrete • tika cat • var'hama candleVor'cha-classwitchwizardwolf

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chronological order
Previous Adventure:
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Pocket Next Adventure:
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The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2375.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
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Diplomatic Implausibility
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch publications and stories
Novels A Stitch in TimeAvatarAbyssDemons of Air and DarknessTwilightThis Gray SpiritCathedralLesser EvilRising SonThe Left Hand of DestinyUnity • "Cardassia: The Lotus Flower" • "Andor: Paradigm" • "Trill: Unjoined" • "Bajor: Fragments and Omens" • "Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed" • "The Dominion: Olympus Descending" • WarpathFearful SymmetryThe Soul KeyThe Never-Ending Sacrifice
Miniseries and anthologies The Lives of DaxDivided We FallMission GammaWorlds of Deep Space Nine (Volume One, Two & Three)
Short stories and novellas "Horn and Ivory" • "The Officers' Club"
Comics N-Vector • "Crossfire" • "No Quarter" • "All Fall Down" • "United We Stand"
Omnibuses Twist of FaithThese Haunted Seas

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