Not really the same no matter how many times you want to repeat yourself on this - lots of people had issues with Beasts because of what it did to the character of Sisko but forgave it after the duology essentially reversed the worst of it. Beasts can still be considered a full story in its own right no matter what you think of the Sisko developments. With RaD people were more upset that despite promises the book wasn't a complete story in its own right but merely a set up for the rest of the Fall and later DS9 stories. So even if this book is decent (I have it somewhere between average and above average) RaD remains a set up book and little else. I wasn't as negative towards RaD as some others but seeing more of Altek Dans certainly doesn't make me feel any more appreciative of that terrible Bajoran resistance plotline.