Finished reading this last night, and I really enjoyed it. It definitely was a more character driven book, without a ton of action, but it had some really good character work, so that was OK. I've always enjoyed parallel universe stories, and I really like those elements of this. I especially like the stuff with the alternate Enterprise-D. Throwing in a 23rd Century Romulan Bird of Prey was interesting complication. I'm really starting to like the relationship that has been developing between Elfiki and Chen, it's turning in a new Data/Geordi, O'Brien/Bashir friendship. Nelidar and Sidrac were pretty interesting, and likeable. I'm going with an Above Average, it good, but not mindblowingly awesome.