Time’s Enemy (Star Trek: Deep Space 9 #16, Invasion #3)
L.A. Graf

Millenia ago, an apocalyptic battle was fought in the Alpha Quadrant. The losers were banished, but what became of the victors?

The Federation is threatened by this ancient mystery when a battered and broken version of the Defiant is found, frozen for five thousand years, in an icy cloud of cometary debris. Captain Sisko and the crew of Deep Space NineTM are summoned to answer the most baffling question of their lives: how and when will their ship be catapulted back through time to its destruction? And does its ancient death mean that one of the combatants in a primordial battle is poised now to storm the Alpha Quadrant? Only the wormhole holds the answer — and the future of the Federation itself may depend on the secrets it conceals.

Time's Enemy (Star Trek: Deep Space 9 #16, Invasion #3) book cover

“Apparently the Ferengi don’t have a word in their language for ‘no.’”
Quark sniffed with what Kira suspected was supposed to be indignation, somehow managing to sound both
obsequious and offended at the same time. “That’s not true,” the Ferengi countered. “We have several,
depending on how much negotiation it will take to change your mind.”

The racial characteristics were all here and neatly done, although at times the switching between station and ship was a little more confusing than it should’ve been. The strands, terrorists, a seemingly invincible aliens, ill Andorians and the whole Dax thing was all a little overwhelming, but then I am coming down with a horrendous cold and so am not really at my best.

“In the great scheme of things, pain
was fairly easy to ignore – comfort had a way of sneaking up on you and making you complacent.”

Kira was done quite well, though, and though DS9 isn’t quite as fun without Garak, it wasn’t a bad story.

Published by Sean Randall

I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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