Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The
Way of the Warrior Novelization
Written by Diane Carey, Story by Ira Steven Behr and Robert
Pocket Books $5.99US/ $7.99Can
As you may guess this is the novelization of the new season
kickoff of DS9. It is one of the best Star Trek novelizations
I have read. Ms Carey adds her own touches, of course, however,
these touches actually add something to the story.
Through out this book we get a look into what is happening
in the minds of several of the DS9 crew. We also get more information
as to what is behind the attack on Garak; both from his point
of view as well as from the Klingons. Most importantly, we get
a peek at the situation in both the Klingon and the Cardassian
fleets and on Cardassia.
One of the best scenes is when Gul Dukat attempts to convince
the council that they must leave Cardassia or face being killed
by the incoming Klingons. It is funny in it's very absurdity
as Dukat faces being executed by the very people he is attempting
Another excellant scene is on the bridge of the Negh'Var as
he faces, not only stiffening resistance from the reforming Cardassian
Fleet, but the arrival of Gowron who would be entitled to take
credit for the victory.
All in all, this is a very good read. It is very much worth
reading as it gives the one a better glimpse into the background
of what is arguably the most important DS9 episode to date.
On the Makin scale this treatment scores a respectable 8/10.