Spoilers DS9: Sacraments of Fire by DRGIII Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, Jun 20, 2015.

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Rate Sacraments of Fire.

  1. Outstanding

    23 vote(s)
    33.8%
  2. Above Average

    23 vote(s)
    33.8%
  3. Average

    16 vote(s)
    23.5%
  4. Below Average

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  5. Poor

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  1. Idran

    Idran Commodore Premium Member

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    Seeing as how I'll be doing the same thing for my own, sure once I get my notes together. :p

    This book was amazing, by the way; it's exactly what I was hoping for, and I can't wait for more.
     
  2. JD

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    It's going to be a while before I'm caught up enough to read this, but what I'm hearing has me very excited for when I am.
     
  3. ryan123450

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    Thanks, Idran! You're always a big help!
     
  4. Idran

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    Parentheticals indicate the in-text references I used to get the dates. Not sure if this'd count as spoilers, but to be better safe than sorry:

    Prologue, Chapter 9 flashback: January 2377 (Concurrent with ending of and shortly after ending of Soul Key respectively)

    Chapters 3,6,9,12,15: October 2377 (9 months after the end of Soul Key); spans about 4 days

    Chapters 25,28,31,Epilogue: January 2378 (Three months after previous); spans about a day

    Chapters 1-2,4-5,7-8,10-11,13-14: September 1 to September 4, 2385 (5 to 8 days after Bacco's assassination)

    Chapters 16-24,26-27,29-30: December 2385 (Three months after previous); spans about seven days
     
  5. ryan123450

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    That's perfect Idran! Thank you so much! If there's any other corrections or additions to my timeline on the most recent batch of novels which I've not read yet, feel free to point them out.
     
  6. Idran

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    Sure; I'll look through them this evening and PM you with anything I spot.
     
  7. Reanok

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    I got my book and have read a few chapters. This book is everything I hoped it would be when it continues the ds9 storylines from Soul Key.And the fall miniseries.:):bolian:
     
  8. Corran Horn

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    I remember Mary P. Taylor posting on the old phiphi.org book boards that a Crown books in Chicago had released Avatar book 1 early. I loved DS9 so much I left work early and drove downtown to get it.
     
  9. Jarvisimo

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    So so so so so so so so good. We have waited a long time for this. And it's better and more imaginative than I imagined. Maybe a quarter to go yet, and I have to say I am so pleased with this.

    Although I was amused DRG did not have Sisko think some shade on, or appreciate the changes within the character of, Castallen Garak! :D
     
  10. Reanok

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    Ditto this book has been fantastic .It's everything any fan could ask for when it comes to good storytelling. Reading this book it feels like your watching one of the tv episodes.
     
  11. Markonian

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    It feels like watching a season of intermingled episodes. This is what Full Circle was for VOY. Absolutely amazing in all aspects - characters, plotting, action, character development, continuity, world building, ships/tidbits. Outstanding.
     
  12. Deranged Nasat

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    It seems most of us are in agreement on how rewarding this one is. :D

    Yes, the Full Circle comparison is apt.
     
  13. Csalem

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    I really enjoyed this. I have spent the last month struggling to get through Armageddon's Arrow and still haven't finished it but I devoured this book over a few days. I loved how it both moved the DS9 story forward and filled the gap after The Soul Key, or at least how it has started to. Can't wait for Ascendance. There is so much going on in this book but it all seems so important and is one of the rare occasions where I want to know what is happening in each storyline. Normally in books with split narratives I only have an interest in one of them, but not here.

    I feel I must stop writing now as my thoughts are just pouring out and probably not making sense. But to sum up; I loved it!!!
     
  14. Markonian

    Markonian Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    If anyone ever compiles a chronology of all the events referenced in this novel, don't be shy and post it here!

    There a lot of specific references (hundreds of days) that could even identify in which month any events took place.
     
  15. Idran

    Idran Commodore Premium Member

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    I already did that earlier in the thread. :p
     
  16. Paris

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    I just finished this and I voted Outstanding! I loved it! Great job DRG3. This is the "Full Circle" for the new DS9 relaunch for sure. I was one of the people who really liked his last DS9 effort, Revelations and Dust, and this just made it even better, just like RBoE was made all the better by the PoN/RtD duology. DRG3 seems to be giving us DS9 trilogies disguised as single novels followed by duologies. We are a lucky bunch! Thanks DRG3. Keep up the great work. I can't wait for Ascendance :techman:
     
  17. Mage

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    This is true.
    After RBoE, and the duology after that, a lot of people who didn't like RBoE judged it in a new light and loved it.
    You'd think that when RaD came out, you'd think everyone knew what to expect. But nope. And now, here, DRGIII did the same thing again. People should have realized that RaD was a setup not just for The Fall series, but for another storyline DRGIII would finish later on.
     
  18. Reanok

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    I thought ds9 fans here would be interested in knowing David R. George has announced on his face book page he's signed another contract with Simon& Shuster to continue writing Star Trek books. Recently he posted he wanted to continue writing ds9 books and had future plans for the book series.:):techman:
     
  19. Paris

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    W0oT! Great news. Maybe a single book next year followed by a duology in 2017 ;)
     
  20. Kilana2

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    Hopefully those novels are published in Germany. If not, I'll read them in English. :)