Gregory J. Dolnack, "The Storyteller's Archive" Let me say it plainly -- this was a helluva book.
S.D. Perry's two-book sequence Avatar launched the new series of Deep Space Nine novels in 2001, capturing and expanding on the unique qualities of the television series and mixing new characters with old to acclaim from both critics and fans. Continuing the themes begun in Avatar through her next volume Rising Son, Perry here unites the threads in a stunning resolution which sees the return of Captain Benjamin Sisko. Starfleet Captain, father, husband, Emissary of the Prophets, a religious and spiritual icon to the people of the planet Bajor -- Benjamin Sisko is, or has been, all these things. Reconciled to his role as the conduit through whom the mysterious alien entities known as The Prophets worked, he succeeded in saving Bajor from destruction by the Pah-Wraiths, and appeared to be translated into a different form of existence, joining the Prophets in their non-corporeal world. Appearing in a vision to his new wife, Kasady Yates, he promised her he would return to her some day. Find out how, in a masterful, gripping tale which sees not only Sisko's return but the birth of his son and the historic entry of Bajor to the United Federation of Planets.