By James Swallow
Sooner than the kingdom conflict and the decimation of Cardassia...before the arrival of the Emissary and the invention of the wormhole...before area station Terok Nor grew to become Deep house 9™...there was once the profession: the army takeover of an alien planet and the violent insurgency that fought opposed to it. Now that fifty-year story of warring ideologies, terrorism, greed, mystery intelligence, ethical compromises, and embattled faiths is ultimately given its due within the three-book saga of Star Trek's misplaced Era...
A doubtless benign visitation to the bountiful international of Bajor from the resource-poor Cardassian Union is considered with wary optimism through a few, trepidation by means of others, and a calculating gleam by way of unscrupulous opportunists. What starts as a gesture of compassion quickly turns into whatever very assorted. noticeable in the course of the eyes of contributors on either side -- together with these of a tender officer named Skrain Dukat -- the non-public, political, and non secular tensions among the Bajorans and the Cardassians quick spiral uncontrolled, irrevocably shaping the futures of either worlds in an emotionally charged and unforgettable story of treachery, tragedy, and wish.
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