Spoilers TF: Revelation and Dust by DRGIII Review Thread

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Sho, Aug 18, 2013.


Rate Revelation and Dust.

  1. Outstanding

    29 vote(s)
  2. Above Average

    49 vote(s)
  3. Average

    29 vote(s)
  4. Below Average

    10 vote(s)
  5. Poor

    7 vote(s)
  1. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    Ugh, I think I'm starting to understand why this one got the reaction it did when it first came out. It's taken almost 250 pages for something to finally happen in the modern day DS9 story. It was just spending to much time recapping stuff we already know, and filling in the missing two years. I understand that we haven't seen these characters in a while, and this was the introduction to the new station, but all of that stuff before the big event just seemed to drag on forever. It didn't really feel like there was actually a plot, it was just felt like a bunch of random scenes with the character not really doing much.
    The stuff in Bajor's past with Keev/Kira has been a lot better so far.
    I'm hoping now that I've gotten to Bacco's assassination things will start to pick up. I'm actually kind of happy that I went into the dedication ceremony know Bacco was going to be dying, it really made things a lot more tense as it got closer and closer to her speech.
    EDIT: Review Pt. 2
    I finished up the book last night, and while it did pick up a bit, it still wasn't much. It's kind of strange, because I it's a 400 page book, but yet it didn't feel like a whole lot happened. I was really expecting things to pick up once Bacco was assassinated, but even after that it still felt like not a lot happened.
    The Keev stuff was still good all the way through.
    It is a well written book, and we did get some nice character stuff.
    This was the first Trek book in a long time that I voted Average on in the poll.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
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  2. JeBuS

    JeBuS Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 4, 2013
    I've just poked my head back into the board after a prolonged absence. I'm curious if you can point out what the "nice character stuff" was, since nobody else was able to over the course of 3 years.
  3. jaime

    jaime Commodore Commodore

    Sep 2, 2013
    Keiko had a haircut. Prinmei flew. I have precisely sod all else I remember. Has it really been three years?
    It was such a harbinger of a book. Sadly. Though there are a few bright lights later, and the last few have been an improvement of sorts.
  4. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I honestly don't remember any specific examples, I've already moved on to other stuff.
  5. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 3, 2007
    The Praetor & the Bajoran First Minister keep Bacco's legacy alive by striking up a political relationship.