I haven't read this but I'd be surprised if they blew up DS9, someone told me it concludes with Sisko coming out of the wormhole and he sees it explodes? Is it possible it's just a fake-out and he's actually still in the wormhole seeing what *could* happen?
Well, he made it out of the wormhole, but many of us doubt the entire station exploded. Consensus seems to be the area where bombs were set goes off, destroying maybe a large chunk, but not the entire station. The blurb for next book even mentions Ro's name, and she was on the station, so she's not dead. And some stuff had happened right before with Kas and Kira that lends credence to them not being dead. I know you're not a fan of his, but it really was one of the best books in Trek I've read in awhile.