I'm reading the book, and so far loving it – it has so far exceeded my expectations, and actually made me look at the first TP novel with newfound appreciation (I had considered the first TP novels to be good in general, though nothing spectacular).
The more I read Raise the Dawn
, I find myself thinking that this duology, along with the previous TP novels (except the otherwise-branded Titan novel Seize the Fire
and perhaps Christopher
's The Struggle Within
), form a kind of an arc centered on DS9-related characters and settings
(A Singular Destiny
would otherwise be the start of the arc if it weren't also the start of the VGR Re-relaunch and also thepost-Destiny TNG and Titan novels