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Old August 22 2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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The Never Ending Sacrifice - Review Thread *Spoilers*

Just got this through the post yesterday. I'm about 1/5th the way through it and enjoying it alot. I'd compare it to a mix between the Terok Nor series and A Stitch In Time. Expanding wonderfully on the Cardassian culture through the eyes of Rugal. Can't wait to see where this is going
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Old August 22 2009, 02:43 PM   #2
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I'd compare it to a mix between the Terok Nor series and A Stitch In Time.
This is exactly what I wanted to hear!

I've heard nothing but good reviews from those who have been lucky enough to read it so far. As a Cardassian fan, I can't wait to get this novel!
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Old August 22 2009, 05:24 PM   #3
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I liked it. I thought it was well written, generally well paced, and seeing a Cardassian perspective on a few of the events that happened during DS9s run was interesting, and I ended up liking rugal more than I expected to do so.

I was also happy to see that Pen survived at the end and it was kind of a happy ending for Rugal in that sense, I like that kind of thing.
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Old August 22 2009, 06:45 PM   #4
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I'd compare it to a mix between the Terok Nor series and A Stitch In Time.
This is exactly what I wanted to hear!
Same here! I already had a feeling I would like this novel, but now hearing that it's like ASIT and Terok Nor guarantees I will.

Now if only my local Borders or Barnes & Noble would just stock the darn book I can go pick it up.
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Old August 23 2009, 01:07 AM   #5
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I see the UK release date is October 5.
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Old August 23 2009, 01:44 AM   #6
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Chronologically, when does the book end?
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Old August 23 2009, 06:45 AM   #7
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Chronologically, when does the book end?
Would also like to know this.
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Old August 23 2009, 10:31 AM   #8
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Chronologically, when does the book end?
Would also like to know this.
Ive not finished it yet but according to the sleeve notes it finishes at Unity.

Also for DS9Forever, check here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-lis...1019837&sr=8-1

I recommend The Book Depository.
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Old August 23 2009, 11:08 AM   #9
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Re: The Never Ending Sacrifice - Review Thread *Spoilers*

The book ends about 18 months post-Unity (the O'Brien's are in 'their second year on Cardassia Prime', The Lotus Flower (which is two months after Unity) took place 'over a year' ago, and then there's a fair amount of travelling between Earth (a visit there of several weeks), Bajor, and Cardassia which must take up a couple of months). This puts it sometime in early 2378, the (current) latest timeframe for the DS9-R.

I mostly enjoyed the book, but felt it lost its way a bit after Rugal was forcibly enlisted in the military, and was taken off Cardassia Prime. Up until then, it had been an interesting look at how the civilian population of Cardassia dealt with the events of the series, but that perspective was almost completely lost as a result of that plot development - the characters we had dealt with were (with only a few, rare exceptions) never heard from again, and I felt that the novel lost some of its strength with that move. Still, a fascinating look at Cardassian culture and philosophy.
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Old August 23 2009, 12:38 PM   #10
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I recommend The Book Depository.
Definitely. I have had multiple books come nice and early, way before their uk release time, from there this year.
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Old August 23 2009, 03:42 PM   #11
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I see the UK release date is October 5.
If you live in or near London - Forbidden Planet already has it - I bought it yesterday.
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Old August 23 2009, 03:53 PM   #12
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I just started it last night, and after only half a chapter I can already tell that I'm gonna really like it.
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Old August 23 2009, 05:11 PM   #13
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I'm curious - is this really an essential story within the DS9 relaunch? I get the impression that it's more of a "side story" that doesn't really involve the main characters or move any of the major storylines forward.
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Old August 23 2009, 05:37 PM   #14
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Depends on how you define "essential." It doesn't seem to be directly connected to the series' story arc, but that's not the only thing that makes a book worth reading. Arguably A Stitch in Time wasn't "essential" in continuity terms, although it was such a brilliant and influential book that later works incorporated its ideas, and it was a must-read for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with continuity.
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Worked nicely enough for me in both instances!
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