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Hollow Men I have wanted to read this book for almost a year and I was not disappointed I would wager that if you asked any fan of Deep Space Nine to list their top ten episodes that In the Pale Moonlight would be on it I would even hazard to say it would be in the top five The story was just so gripping and different then what you usually see from Star Trek but then again in my opinion that was the greatest things that both Garak and uark brought to DS9 was that they represented a varied opinion I love Starfleet but it added something to the dynamic of the show to have these two characters that were so not the Starfleet way of thinking play such prominent roles This book is what happens after the event in In the Pale Moonlight and I think closes the ideas behind that episode uite well Really the running theme throughout this entire piece is what is a individual willing to do for war for duty and at what point have you crossed a line that you can;t come back from Sisko is confronted head on with all of these uestions and you see him going back to reflect on various characters within Starfleet from earlier seasons that crossed that line and that were out casted punished for it You see him trying to decide if he too should join them for what happened on his Station and you see him forgiven by a number of characters and told his actions were correct By the end Sisko finally has to come to grips with what he did and decide if he can live with himselfAn interesting counterpoint to this which I hadn't been expected was a whole side story about Bashir who I adore so I was really pleased with this We see one unanswered uestion from the show answered here that has always bothered me which was how the war changed Julian how he lost his innocence and how it really wasn't written as clearly as I would have liked to have seen He learns an important lesson about justice from Odo which I really liked And we also finally learn why Julian gave up his spy game program My only real complainant which may not bother other people was I expected Garak in this piece Not that he isn't there but a lot of his parts are told from Sisko's point of view being aggravated with my favorite Cardassian I was hoping for of Garak's inner thoughts and that's the only reason this book didn't get all five starsReally well written and interesting and a must read for any DS9 fan A direct follow up to DS9 episode In the Pale Moonlight which itself may be the best episode in that series or perhaps even in the franchise as a whole Despite having that act to follow it absolutely delivers I was previously unfamiliar with McCormack's writing but now look forward to checking out of her work as this is one of the best ST books I have read The A story follows captain Sisko and Garak at an allied conference on Earth while the B story deals with the happenings on the station while they are away The only thing keeping this review from a 5 star rating is that the B story drags a bit Otherwise it's fantastic the characters' voices are pitch perfect the story kept me guessing and I had a hard time putting it down This intriguing tale takes place almost directly after the infamous DS9 episode 'In The Pale Moonlight' and deals with the aftermath Despite being written many years later it fits in perfectly with the show's storylines at that pointWhile the story could perhaps be accused of being a bit slow it's an extremely enticing read What struck me most of all is how well the author captured the characters; it's easy to imagine every line of dialogue being delivered by the cast of the show and the depictions are all very true to the characters on the showIt's a very internal story dealing largely with Sisko's state of mind as he comes to terms with what he did in the the episode the story is based around I found the ending to be a bit of a let down with a few too many unexplained things and a lack of genuine closure but I found myself engrossed all along the way I also kind of appreciate that the book allows you to piece things together yourself rather than explainingI'm really looking forward to reading the other stories by this author especially if they feature Garak The best DS9 novel I have ever readand one of the best Star Trek novels in general Una McCormack manages to weave a story into the very heart of the Dominion Wara story that hangs astonishing character development onto a serviceable plot I have rarely read such exuisite examinations of any of Star Trek's main characters as I have in this novelparticularly Sisko As for Garakthis could be the best prose voice ever given to the plain and simple tailor A seuel to a powerful episode a psychological study of searing intensityand a heist caper that will have your mouth hanging open A thoroughly fabulous book Highly recommended for DS9 fans and especially for fans of Garrick Una McCormack captures his voice so well At times it seemed to meandor but proved to be a perfect novel in the end It has a lot of great Star Trek preachy speeches about Democracy and Liberty Unimpressive tale with few sci fi dramatic elements worth readingThis book had only just one interesting sub plot this of the Hamexi The rest of the book seemed to be boring unappealing and downright tedious to follow I was just able to finish the book as is my habit in reading but it wasn't a supremely pleasurable experience that I was expecting I think could have been done with the story of this book This is one book I won't be rereading in the future I have read better stuff aside with this book from Una McCormack i'll read anything garak centric he is my number one dude After wanting to read this book in May 2016 and then deciding not to until I'd watched a number of the episodes leading up to and surrounding it I finally picked this book up again in January 2017Elim Garak is most definitely one of my favourite Star Trek characters and Una McCormack does a superb job of writing him This book's Garak is no cardboard cut out but a real three dimensional character While reading a character's lines in the actor's voice and seeing the actor performing a certain move or action when reading books based on TV shows is probably unavoidable some Star Trek books have really made me doubt whether the writer ever watched a single episode of the show they were writing for This book feels real Sisko makes sense Garak makes sense Odo makes sense uark makes senseThe main plot Sisko and Garak heading to earth for a conference was nicely done While I would have liked details on the actual conference and less of Sisko's soul searching I definitely enjoyed being in Garak's head And really who wouldn't like to know what a Romulan thinks of champagne The sub plot theft at the station would have probably made of an impact several years ago when we'll throw the rules out the window because it's war was a new thing whereas nowadays we've become almost numb to the grey areas and morally uestionable decisions feel almost normalAll in all I did very much enjoy this book however don't think it will become one of my favourite DS9 books or one I'll want to read over and over The characterization in the book was superb Garak's dialogue especially was spot on and often had me laughing at his uick and subtle witOne thing this book did really well was show characters dealing with things that happened in episodes set prior in a fleshed out way than the series did The main plot was fantastic but I also really liked the subplot with Bashir As I said above Garak really shines in this book He's smart and savvy and working towards his own ends as usual This book is worth reading for that alone though I also like the focus on Sisko's guilt after In the Pale Moonlight and Bashir's feelings after Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges especially showing his friends' attempts to cheer him up Setting the book on Earth also leads to some interesting and hilarious insights at what an outsider would think of commonplace things here Garak's response to Sisko's suggestion of feeding the birds for exampleI definitely want to read by this author if this is the uality of work I can expect At the turning point of the Dominion War Captain Benjamin Sisko of Starbase Deep Space 9 TM facing certain defeat by the relentless forces of the Jem'Hadar and the Cardassians went through with a secret plan to secure the aid of the Federation's longtime adversaries the Romulans What began as a desperate attempt to save lives became a descent into an abyss of deception moral compromises and outright criminal acts as Sisko sacrificed every ideal he held dear in order to preserve the civilization that espoused those selfsame principlesNow the aftermath of that choice is revealed for the first time as Sisko is summoned to Earth to take part in the first Allied talks to come out of the Federation's new partnership with the Romulans But Sisko's conscience weighs heavily on him compelling him to seek some kind of penance for what he has donewhile elements within Starfleet itself set in motiona scheme to use Elim Garak as a pawn against a human political dissident who may hold the key to the outcome of the warHOLLOW MENA TALE OF THE DOMINION WAR

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