This story is very slow moving. The author of this book has not done a good job. Worf is one of my favourite characters from TNG and this book is just about his boring life at the academy. In the first nine chapters the story is about the academy and its got no plot. Star Trek is supposed to be about battles or at least an exciting adventure. This is a boring life at the academy. Atlantis station was 100 & better than this. The last bit was exciting, but it turned out to be all illusions and that spoiled that bit. At the very end Simon quit and that was dissapointing. If a Star Trek fan asked me should I read this book I would replie no because I would be afraid it would spoil their liking for the Next Generation.