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View Poll Results: Rate Raise the Dawn.
Outstanding 82 70.69%
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Old June 27 2012, 12:00 AM   #76
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Re: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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Loving it so far. Some random thoughts...









And finally...

I agree wit all of these. David really has a grasp on the DS9 characters!
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Old June 27 2012, 12:07 AM   #77
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What happens to Quark, now that his bar is gone?
I haven't read the book yet, but
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Old June 27 2012, 12:26 AM   #78
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I'm half way through (kindle has me @ the 50% mark) & am loving it. Thing I noticed myself doing, thanks to another thread here, was looking for more Bacco quotes.
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Old June 27 2012, 04:11 AM   #79
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I'm half way through (kindle has me @ the 50% mark) & am loving it. Thing I noticed myself doing, thanks to another thread here, was looking for more Bacco quotes.
She is one of my all time favorite STEU characters!
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Old June 27 2012, 07:03 AM   #80
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Re: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Before I actually read the thread and see people's comments, let me just give my one word review: YAY!!!!!

More thoughts later after reading, either as an edit or new post.

ETA: Ok, some more thoughts.

In general: mother of god, I officially want DRG to become to DS9 what Kirsten Beyer is to Voyager. This man gets it. There were things I was sad about, times I wanted to throw the book across the room because of what certain characters were doing (somebody upthread mentioned "screaming at the screen"), but this book is fantastic.












There's still a lot of questions of course, but things are very well setup for lots more good DS9.
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Old June 27 2012, 07:33 AM   #81
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The best thing about this book, imo, is that it potentially sets the stage to resume telling DS9 focused stories with DS9 characters. Essentially a DS9 relaunch-relaunch.

I really wish Elias hadn't been killed off, though.
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Old June 27 2012, 07:58 AM   #82
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It's still early, but right now Raise the Dawn is the highest-ranked novel not written by David Mack in my little comparison table. Not bad for an author who's had to take as much flak as DRGIII has recently ...
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Old June 27 2012, 03:33 PM   #83
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Crying big manly tears here.

In all seriousness, in Twilight, the description of Vaughn at the Vahni Vahtupali memorial service when he sees them start to change colors and then realizes that they were singing was one of the first TrekLit moments that ever really hit me square in the chest. Seeing them again in PoN and briefly referenced in RtD had much the same effect.

The other two moments that really caught me were


And as for the ending...
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Old June 27 2012, 05:15 PM   #84
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This book is beyond brilliant. DS9 is finally back to being the premier series in the STEU. David does a masterful job of weaving all the characters back together and really paying off the first book in the duology. I love the character arch for Sisko, Bashir, Quark, O'brien, Kira, Odo, Nog, Ro and the rest. I am so hopeful in the course that the STEU seems to be taking with the Romulans being lead by such an amazing leader. Her and Baco make a great team. There was nothing in this book that I did not like. The best Star Trek book in years!

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Old June 27 2012, 05:48 PM   #85
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In general: mother of god, I officially want DRG to become to DS9 what Kirsten Beyer is to Voyager. This man gets it. There were things I was sad about, times I wanted to throw the book across the room because of what certain characters were doing (somebody upthread mentioned "screaming at the screen"), but this book is fantastic.
There's a couple of different reasaons for screaming at the screen, in briefly, because the characters are doing things they wouldn't because they're being badly written, or because characters are doing things that they normally would even though we the reader don't want them to. Here, my screaming at the page was triggered by the second of these.





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Old June 27 2012, 08:19 PM   #86
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Now if only we knew what was up with plain, simple Garak...
Since Brinksmanship involves Cardassian diplomacy, I'm hoping he'll turn up there. Seeing Picard deal with him would be awesome.
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Old June 27 2012, 08:32 PM   #87
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Now if only we knew what was up with plain, simple Garak...
Since Brinksmanship involves Cardassian diplomacy, I'm hoping he'll turn up there. Seeing Picard deal with him would be awesome.
It is really good to have DS9 caught up so that I can play a big role in the events with the rest of the crews!
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Old June 27 2012, 09:03 PM   #88
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Now if only we knew what was up with plain, simple Garak...
Since Brinksmanship involves Cardassian diplomacy, I'm hoping he'll turn up there. Seeing Picard deal with him would be awesome.
Has Picard ever actually met Garak?
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Old June 27 2012, 09:03 PM   #89
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This was a little moment, but the scene Sisko was chewing out the Defiant XO for insubordination, I could totally hear Avery Brooks working up a good head of steam.

Although, what the heck happened to Spock?
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Old June 28 2012, 02:02 AM   #90
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Although, what the heck happened to Spock?
Point.
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