Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad I have pulled you in and am sorry to keep you waiting. I am having a severe case of... well, not writer's block but I guess writer's fatigue. Probably a result of my marathon writing in November.
Anyway, that means I'm finding getting Restoration
Volume III started quite difficult. Still, I have found a new direction for chapter 1 and I hope to have it finished in the next couple of days.
In the meantime, thanks to you and everyone else who is reading Restoration
and I hope the wait will be worth it! I am really sorry for the wait!
I'm glad this prologue worked for you - you're not the first person to make the comparison with Emissary, but I honestly didn't do it on purpose!! Although I love DS9 and Sisko and that episode (probably the strongest 'pilot' episode of any Star Trek series IMHO). So, cool that you thought of that while reading this!
Well, back to the grindstone... (sigh)
Sorry to hear about your writer's fatigue, and that's not mere a reader-fan's enlightened self-interest talking. I'm surprised that you haven't needed some R&R yourself. I'm obliged for whatever you manage to eek out--you never disappoint. Kudos on the inadvertent invoking of Sisko; it means you are right steeped in the good stuff.