Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Dominion War, Book 1: Behind Enemy Lines
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Beschreibung des Verlags
From the Gamma quadrant they came -- hordes of fierce Jem'Hadar warriors commanded by the mysterious Changelings, who will stop at nothing to achieve victory over both the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon™ Empire. Now that the Dominion has entered into an unholy alliance with the Cardassian military regime and seized control of Deep Space Nine™, Starfleet finds itself fighting a losing war against unbeatable odds. As mighty fleets clash in the deadly battleground of space, the fate of the entire Alpha Quadrant hangs in the balance.
The Enterprise-E is patrolling the Cardassian border, bracing for the joint Dominion-Cardassian offensive that Starfleet knows will come soon, when Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew are reunited with a former crewmate, friend, and enemy: Ro Laren. The onetime officer, who defected from Starfleet to join the rebel Maquis, brings disturbing news. Deep behind enemy lines, the Dominion is attempting to build an artificial wormhole that will allow them to bypass the mined Bajoran wormhole and bring fresh reinforcements into the Alpha Quadrant, altering the balance of power irrevocably. If Captain Picard cannot stop the project, the new wormhole will guarantee the ultimate victory of the Dominion!
To boldly go and... read something else
First if all, this story is not complete and will probably be finished in book 3 or 4 of the Dominion war series, but I have no interest in getting those books.
I was interested in seeing the Dominion war from a different perspective, get more details of what happened in the rest of the Federation, preferably some of the strategic choices and battles that might be going on and the role of the Enterprise E in this war.
You get a little bit of that but this is basically one adventure happening to the crew of the Enterprise and some new characters.
While the story starts out ok, it gets split into 4 different strands, 2 of which are pointless (Data and Riker ones) and feel like filler, while the other two start to drag at about the halfway point. The Enterprise E itself is barely in the story and when it is, it feels underpowered. I really wanted to see it kick some Dominion butt. Oh well. Also the characters that we know, especially Picard, don’t quite feel right in their speech and behavior. Overal the writing quality is average.