^ Those books were long before the current Treklit incarnation of the Mirror Universe. You might want to consider giving the new MU novels a look before you write them off.
By the same token, before you read Keith R.A. DeCandido's A Time for War, A Time for Peace
, you might want to consider reading the two novels that immediately precede it in continuity — my own A Time to Kill
and A Time to Heal