This pretty much sums up my feelings on the Kira story. The ending was a real surprise, but that doesn't change the fact I was always slightly disappointed when the story jumped back to her during the rest of the book. It wasn't badly written, I was just struggling to care what happened to these people I would never see again. Nan Bacco's death was the opposite. I saw where it was all going from the start and yet I was still shocked by the moment when it came. I have only started reading the Star Trek novels in the last year or so, so I read a lot involving her in a short space of time. Made it sting all the more, having just grown so attached. Definitely a character I will miss. I've always been a fan of books that follow a series rather than one off stories, cannot wait to see where this is all headed. I am still curious what "The Fall" refers to.