It was kind of slow going, but I enjoyed Raise the Dawn
. But still not as much as I did Rough Beasts of Empire
I'm really liking the way the story is moving forward (now a whopping 8 years beyond the DS9 TV series). No reset buttons. Stuff changing.
I wasn't a fan of the Benny Russel stuff, and I was disappointed that Spock was left out entirely from this book. I do hope his low-key return to the Federation is picked up on shortly.