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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 22 December 2014
This book follows directly on from the previous, Plagues of Night. The last book ended in the middle of an action-packed scene, and this book picks up directly from that last sentence.

The story continues in the wider Star Trek universe with ramifications of the destruction of Deep Space Nine, the Tzenkethi and Breen actions, and the Romulan involvement. While the book does not have a huge amount of story development new to the last book, the threads that were pulled in the previous book are followed to their various ends in this book. The author has taken a huge scope in his two-book work, and worked every element out to its fullest. It makes for a fairly long-winded read, and I did think by the time I had finished this book that it would perhaps have benefited from being a tighter, one-volume story, rather than the two-volume story it has been. The first book was a great setup and build up, but the second book did not really live up to the potential that the first book offered. That reinforced my view that the whole would have perhaps benefited from being more tightly edited and put into one slightly shorter volume (one 400-500 page book rather than two books which totalled more like 700 pages).

A great read of the broader Star Trek universe, these stories feature the Federation of Planets, the Romulan Empire, and their various allies. There is action based around Deep Space Nine, the Bajoran world and the wormhole, and on the Enterprise. We get to meet old friends including Picard, Sisko, Kira, and Spock, and we get to see deeply into the political and cultural machinations of both groups of allies. These two books are a worthwhile read, but the reader has to invest quite a lot of energy to wade through the depth of information and breadth of action. I look forward to the next Section 31 Star Trek novels, A Ceremony of Losses (which ties in with The Fall subseries), and Disavowed where Julian Bashir has to make some hard decisions.
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on 15 October 2012
If you're a DS9 fan as I am, you'll be pleased to hear that Sisko is one of the main characters in this and the previous novel (Plagues of Night) and it's a real pleasure to see him and his story get some proper attention at last. Without giving anything away, it was good to see his journey progressing and one phase of his life coming to an end. I'm looking forward to see how his story developes in the future. Great also to see other DS9 characters, especially Kira, Odo and of course Cassidy Yates, in these books.

Otherwise the story of the Typhon Pact, the Andorians and the Romulans moves along and brings us to another crunch point. So many old faces make an appearance, you'll not be disappointed.

I've always enjoyed the author's epic writing style, especially in the DS9 relaunch books, and it's good to read more of his work here. I've always felt taht he understands the DS9 world very well and I hope that he gets to play in the DS9 universe again in teh near future. Hope you enjoy these books as much as I have.
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on 13 July 2012
Raise the Dawn is the second half of a duology, and the seventh entry in the Typhon Pact thread of Star Trek fiction. It focusses mostly on characters from Deep Space Nine as they deal with the repercussions of the events of Plagues of Night.

I'm aware that a number of Trek fans don't like David R George III's writing style, which makes this book read more of an epic tale than a close, character development piece, but I enjoy the tales he tells in this pair of books and found there to be plenty of character moments along with the action and politics.

This feels like it's a summation of all the Typhon Pact books so far, but it's far from the end of the thread (there's one more coming later this year at least), but it brings a number of ongoing plot points to a conclusion.

I've very much enjoyed this couple of novels and looks forward to more from George.
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on 27 December 2012
This book along with its predecessor brings the Deep Space Nine crew up to date with events in The Next Generation timeline. The story also includes the crew of the Enterprise and the return of The Dominion. I felt that the story lacked a little depth in some areas but that along with its predecessor hints at some interesting events in the Deep Space Nine timeframe of which we are not yet aware. I'm glad to see that whilst we haven't had the books the back story has been thought about and preserved.
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on 25 November 2012
You have to have read Plagues Of Night to appreciate this as it is an essential continuation of the Star Trek universe. Well written with sub stories and interesting characters. A masterpiece of Sci Fi writing
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on 20 October 2012
While it is not Hugo material, it is good for a bit of light reading.
It doesn't tax the mind but on the other hand does not cause the eyelids to slam shut.
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on 28 January 2015
A very satisfying end to this particular part of the typhoons pact saga. A satisfying end to some great characters
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on 7 November 2014
Great story, lots happening one of the best ever modern star trek books.
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on 7 August 2014
Great book great series
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on 29 January 2016
First class item
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