Thanks for the review! I appreciate the detailed criticisms...
Like, is there some prior story about Dax and the Ferengi ambassador I've forgotten?
Nope. I leave the explanation of that particular relationship to another story for another time.
Fair enough. And it was certainly believable, either way. The problem was that the book had so many of those cute little references in it that it became hard to tell what was new and what was winking at past stories.
But that sounds really negative, it's still a pretty minor complaint; it was definitely a fun read, and a necessary follow-up to Destiny.