Re: Charting the Novel-verse
I'd stick to DS9 up till Warpath, then read the first two MU books, then rest of the DS9R, and then finish up with Shards and Shadows. I think that was the publishing order and it does seem to be the best way to go about reading the whole arc.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites