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Other but named Inuisition where the shadowy Section 13 of Federation Intelligence was introduced It was just a random coincidence but I was amused to see Section 13 as a major catalyst of vents again in this novel More than that I will not say as this is a good story and a good plotThis was a huge improvement over the Paths of Disharmony story Maybe the difference in authors is that stark There are no pages and pages of vapid mooning yes there is somesexviolencemoney has always been treated in the Star Trek universe in the way a high school nerd sees it a weird mix of awkward and YA Not appealing Thus the story didn t get bogged down as it did in the other story The action is well done and the story has a surprising amount of action I had not realized that Dr Bashir is this level of rogue but it works for this story The DS 9 staff has some appearances but this is a Dr Bashir story The Section 13StarfleetFederation President intrigue and conflict is well done Of course there is the usual Starfleet ven though we are a proto military organization our members pretty much do as they please nonsense but it works for this storySo this draws to a close the Andorian story It was a worthy nding and I liked that it drew the vents of Paths of Disharmony to a close This is what Star Trek is all about fun and xciting stories Familiar faces Crown of Stars (Crown of Stars, engaging in all sorts of adventures all of it set in Space I recommend this one to any Trekkie Excellent novel Without a doubt it s the strongest so far in the bookvent The Fall from Star Trek While the first book Revelations and Dust was tedious and inconclusiveSee reviewHERE and the second book The Crimson Shadow was smart and surprising See reviewHERE this third book was solid and inspiring Definitely my hopes and xpectations for the remaining fourth and fifth books are really high now To begin to comment about this novel I have to xpose several variations of a same idea since it was something that was fixed on my mind while I was reading this book All that is necessary for the triumph of vil is that good men do nothing Usually but mistaken attributed to Edmund Burke When bad men combine the good must associate lse they will fall one by one an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle Most likely the phrase by Edmund Burke from where the most common uote was shaped The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by This Forsaken Earth evil men uote by PlatoAll those uotes are variations of a same concept but definitely they all are what comes to my mind while I was reading this great book If youver felt inspired by these uotes at some point in your lives well this is the book for you I tell you this since at some point not so far in my life I had to choose between uitting a job or betraying my conscience Happily I chose to trust my conscience and do the right thing In that way I can see myself into the mirror without feeling any shame or guilt and I can sleep well The Summer Palace: A Captive Prince Short Story (Captive Prince Short Stories Book 2) every night In this book Dr Julian Bashir chief medical officer of Deep Space Nine space station must decide between following immoral orders or doing the right thingFour years ago Andor seceded from the Federation after knowing that they were keeping secret certain key information that it could help the Andorian people to treat a fertility decease that it s causing the imminentxtinction of the sentient speciesThe Tholians part of the Typhon Pact a rival union of the Federation gave that secret information to the Andorian government to be used by their Own Scientists And To Find scientists and to find cure to the Fertility crisis However the political faction in power on Andor withheld key sections of that information to delay the finding of the cure while this faction strengthens its ground on the ruling of the planetMeanwhile the President Pro Tem of the Federation ordered a blockade to Andor and refuse to share the secret information due the decision of the Andorian people of leaving the United Federation of PlanetsThirishar ch Thane or Shar an Andorian and former Starfleet officer asks for help to Dr Julian Bashir to find a cure to the Fertility crisis However to do that it means to obtain that secret information from Starfleet archives which would be an act of treason and The Garden of Happy Endings espionageThe opening of this secret information will re open a too dark page of the past history of Starfleet thatverybody in the Federation wants to forget that it Campfire ever happenedDon t worry I haven t spoiled you anything of thexcitement of reading this novel All that was just the general ambiance to let you understand about what it s this bookIf you are fan of the character of Julian Bashir certainly you need to read this book If you My Little Blue Dress ever watched the film Star Trek Insurrection and you felt that it was a good idea but it failed toxploit all the full potential of the concept there well you need to read this book Politics is merely war by other means An old Andorian sayingJulian Bashir must take a decision from where there is not point to return and nothing will Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars ever be the same I also seem to recall than onethics instructor at Starfleet Academy teaching us that was Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life expected from us than blind obedience That we had a higher duty to the truth and an obligation to resist orders that are immoral uote from the book said by Julian BashirThis a great book to remind you that a Star Trek character is than anxplorer that they are heroes and not only that but heroes willing to do whatever it takes in order to do the right thing Innocent people shouldn t be made to beg for their lives The weak and the suffering shouldn t have to kowtow to receive help from us or anyone Crazy Love else another uote from the book said again by Julian BashirAlso I think that while the second book The Crimson Shadow did a superb use of Elim Garak as main protagonist the novel lacked to make aven use of Captain Jean Luc Picard also the story while it has a strong and smart political development it lacked from having any action Meanwhile in this novel David Mack the author was able to balance in perfect combination xploiting the full potential of Dr Julian Bashir as main protagonist but also Captain Ezri Dax is xploited as a strong supportive character and ven better the story not only
HAS STRONG POLITICAL AND CONSCIENCE ISSUES BUT IT CONTAINSstrong political and conscience issues but it contains actionHonestly A Ceremony of Losses is a great xample of the space opera genre that it s strengthening the ntire Star Trek franchise on its line of novelsAnother good thing about this novel is that while it s indeed part of The Fall book vent you can Black Heart, Red Ruby easily read it as an isolated adventure since while some points will be followed in the remaining two books of thevents you can sense a strong and satisfactory feeling of closure in this story. ONEUnwilling to be a mere bystander to tragedy Doctor Julian Bashir risks verything to find a cure for the Andorians But his courage will come at a terrible cost his career his freedom and maybe his lif.
DOWNLOAD A Ceremony of LossesThe 3rd book in the Star Trek The Fall series David Mack s A Ceremony of Losses may in fact be the best book of the series so far while solving one long standing crisis changes 1 character s direction forever The book itself is primarily centered on Dr Bashir who is contacted by Thrishar ch Thane who has been working with Professor zh Thiin on Andor to solve the Andorian genetic crisis which could be solved by using the Shedai Meta Genome provided to them by the Tholians It is this cry for help in the dark that causes a crisis for Dr Bashir as he faces a choice of loyalty to the Federation because of the sensitivity of the information or the Hippocratic oath to save the Andorians from xtinction Bashir with the help of Sarina Douglas chooses the later with the help of Section 31 gains the information the race is on against both the Federation the Typhon Pact his own crew members Mack writes a flawless book full of drama intrigue conflict both internal beyond which shows the volatility of this particular period for the Federation just how bad things have gotten on Andor The use of the DS9 crew as well as the Aventine works perfectly in this light as Bashir goes to major lengths to not only solve the crisis on Andor but also to deliver an New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood eventual cure The insight into Andorian politics is a nice touch along with the brief re introduction of some characters we haven t seen in a while The continued machinations manipulations also of the interim Federation President are also a nice touch as this complex period continues to unfoldOverall this is a must read of book from start to finish as it will keep you guessing up to thend with an Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey ending that while being halfxpected comes at the price of Dr Bashir s freedom Where any of this goes next is anyone s guess but 35 of the way through The Fall this reader anxiously awaits not only the next book in this series but also whatever fall out this will have in the future on the DS9 characters beyond In a way this story is based on a premise that is very contrary to the original vision of Gene Roddenberry he God's Pocket envisioned a world universe in which thearth had solved paltry problems like politics and had joined a Galactic Federation of like minded planets In his vision the Federation would never have been led by a deceitful self serving petty politician Nan Bacco was his vision of a Federation president he would have been appalled at the suggestion that Ishan could ЯED ever come to power But by allowing thatvent to occur this series has been able to xplore the very real uestion of what a moral person s responsibilities are when lawful ci A CEREMONY OF LOSSES is an xcellent Star Trek novel that follows up on the Andorian fertility crisis that was begun in DEEP SPACE NINE s Relaunch Novels and brought to a head during the TYPHON PACT novel Alien fertility may not seem like something that could ncourage much drama but it was the basis for the most interesting MASS EFFECT plotline The Andorians are dying out and the Federation s inabilityunwillingness to do anything about it result in them seceding from the Federation Unfortunately as Brexit proves leaving a larger union does not necessarily improve your National Healthcare systemThankfully Andorian Exit is not preventing Doctor Julian Bashir from trying to solve the Andorian version of the Genophage Armed with Section 31 provided Meta Genome data he is able to create a cure for it and plans on delivering it to the Federation founding race Unfortunately the insane President of the Federation will do anything to prevent Julian from saving the race that betrayed it It s funny Julian laments being a spy and the race that betrayed it It s funny because laments being a spy and to get back to being a doctor but does genuine spywork trying to smuggle the cure data to Andor than he ver did as an agent for Section 31Really Moreno enjoyed this novelven if the nding was a bit too pat and reversed a lot of the changes from previous
Novels910 Now This IsNow this is way to start 2018 When Julian Bashir s vacation is interrupted by a Ferengi delivering a message from an old comrade in hiding the good doctor has no idea his finest hour is upon him He is asked to receive stolen biological data and from the noise therin produce a pattern that might save a people from xtinction It won t be A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author easy the data is considered highly sensitive by three governments one of which might kill Bashir for trying to use it andven if he finds a cure his career with Starfleet will be over Still struggling with his conscience over his actions in a sanctioned but bloody bit of intelligence work Zero Sum Game Bashir knows responding to this forlorn plea is both the right thing to do and an opportunity for personal absolution If he can obtain the missing pieces and coax some of Starfleet s finest geneticists into helping him a people might be saved and if it costs him his career his freedom or his life Bashir is determined to deliver A Ceremony of Losses is the best Trek book I ve read in years a thriller that smartly combines political and personal drama humor and action in a tight story full of moral dilemmasA little backstory is reuired to fully What If enjoy A Ceremony of Losses but that s to bexpected in the third book of a series The Andorians are an odd species in that they have four sexes all of which are reuired to produce a single offspring Even Treklit published in the Enterprise The Exhaustion Breakthrough era hinted that the Andorians were drifting towardxtinction their reproduction woes magnified by a buildup of recessive genes that were causing chronic miscarriages Between the Borg War and the ordinary passage of time the Andorians have come to a crisis point they ll be The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good extinct in a generation if something isn t done In Paths of Disharmony the revelation that the Federation s ban on geneticallyngineering sentient lifeforms and its seuestration of any data that would aide such a project had hidden information and tools that might be used to help Andoria resulted in that planet one of the original founding worlds seceding from the Union Now in The Fall Andoria is under an Supplemental Book embargo by the Federation who suspects its leadership is being manipulated by the Typhon Pact a confederacy of villains The banned information and tools are what Bashir needs but it will take minds than his to find a cure andven when he does the political leadership of both Andor and the Federation are playing games Bashir has to find a way to obtain the data and do lab work without triggering any security measures and once he s Hark! The Herald Angels Scream exposed he may have to burn a lot of bridges trying to get the results to the right people on AndoriaOne of the greatest aspects of this novel is its persistent moral drama Bashir and his comrades aren t civilians they re Starfleet officers who have sworn to obey the. THE NEEDS OF THE MANYDespite heroicfforts by Thirishar ch’Thane the Andorian species is headed for Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners extinction Its slow march toward oblivion has reached a tipping point one from which there will be no. Ir ordersven if their orders come from an absolute ass of a president Bashir Captain Ro Captain Ezri Dax and others all have to decide how far they can toe the line and when they ll step over the dge It makes for fantastic drama because characters readers know and like are working in opposition to one another ach trying to follow their conscience as best they know how wrestling with themselves as one another Creating believable sustainable drama in this fashion is a lot challenging than using obvious Bad Guys to provoke the plot though most of the politicians here are decidedly unsympathetic antagonists What makes it Bidadari yang Mengembara even better is that there are real conseuences for these characters decisions this isn t like one of the shows where some stern admiral pops on to lecture Kirk or Picard for being naughty then gamely allows that the results have been worth it Some characters will have to face the music with only a clean conscience at their backOh and this book is only99 cents on along with the other books in The Fall series Review forthcoming A Ceremony of Losses picks up after the previous book withvents shifting in completely different way than you would Expect D On Andoria Bashir s former crewmate Shar contacts Bashir on DS9 which set in train the Red River Girl events of the book D Bashir s moral dilemma with the Andorian fertility crisis is neatly handled D Yo really get to sense what drives Bashir to the desperate acts that he takes throughout the book D Bashir on his own initially is really caught behind a rock and a hard place and his attempts to go through proper channels are stonewalled D This is handled brilliantly as you see him seething away D All at the same time the Andorians is time sensitive so the whole book has a feel of a ticking clock in the background D Bashir radical solution though set off a series ofvents that are brilliantly staged and will keep you on the La strada delle croci edge of your seat DHowlements of Starfleet help him at the same time acting completely innocently adds to the humour of the book as well D The confrontation with Bashir and the Aventine under the command of Dax is brilliantly handled and then leads directly into the Federation breaking it own laws is cleverly staged D At the same time it opens up a can of worms that sets up new plot threads takes the story into completely different directions as well DFederation Stand In President Ishan Anjar is certainly up to no good in the neighbourhood D He issues what can only be dodgy orders but going over the head of Admiral Akaar D This neatly sets up pic points of conflict as we see later Akaar making sure he understands the chain of command D Lol But at the same time as the action rages the politics are also to the forefront motivating that action of the higher ups D This political manoeuvring then neatly dovetails into the other other vents of the book D A Ceremony of Losses neatly shows how simple issues can then be used by the unscrupulous D This of course puts Bashir Dax and Ezri s action into complete contrast with the President and the book sows neatly the battle between dishonour and honour D A Ceremony of Losses neatly poses The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth ethical dilemma s left right and centre and you can see why people are to torn over Bashir and Ezri s actions DA Ceremony of Losses is brilliantly staged from the beginning full of cameo s from other characters such as Pulaski Elizabeth Lens Simon Tarsestc as well as plot changing parts from Captain Ro Admiral Akaar D A We also get to dive into the Andorian political sphere again and realise how ruthless they are D The Treishya under ch Foruta getting the comeuppance is will have to you fist pumping D Kellessar zh Tarash running for President in the plot as well is certainly going to put the cat among the pigeons as well D Ceremony of Losses deals with plot points but at the same time sets up new ones in a neat style that will have you up late finding out what happens D Prepare to lose sleep D Lol A Ceremony of Losses is full of mystery thical dilemma s cunning nefarious baddies heroic goodies daring do adventure and action packed D Brilliant Crisp High Five D Make sure you have The Next One D David next one D David couldn t write a bad ST novel if he triedI have stayed away from the fall series I think mainly because the 1st book from the fall series I think mainly because the 1st book t get the best reviews I don t have a lot of time to read so when I start a new book I want it to be something at least pretty good worth my time I read Disavowed I loved it since it was just a continuation of what was started here with Ceremony I decided that I would read the fall series just minus the first book I m glad I did Crimson Shadow was xcellent Ceremony of Losses Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, even so Even the slower parts of this novel of which there were very few we reven good As always David Mack has an xcellent feel for the characters their story play s out like an xcellent DS9 movie before my minds The West Transformed eye I highly recommend Like other David Mack Star Trek novels there is a lot going on and a lot of ties to other Trek novels as well asstablished canon There has been a very strong political aspect in recent Trek novels set post Nemesis and this book continues that trend I read this one because I njoyed the last book in the series so much by Una McCormick I hadn t read the Typhon Pact novels so at times I felt like I was playing catch up The cast of characters and weaving of subplots was great but since a majority of the plot centered on Bashir and his moral dilemmas while struggling to help the Andorian peopleThe book leaves us on a bit of a cliffhanger which I hope will be resolved by the nd of the Fall seriesMy biggest pet peeve is the feeling that some of the characters Dax and Ro acted out of character during the book I have noticed this with Dax in other Mack books before so I think this may just be that I see her a lot different that the author doesOverall the book was an ntertaining ride A Ceremony of Losses takes place three years after the vents in the Path of Disharmony book So it s been three years since Andor has seceded from the Federation After the disaster that took place in the previous story there have been some changes The Enterprise crew is gone likely banished
the far side of the galaxy after the hash they made of the initial situation Federation President Bacco has been assassinated and a new President Ishan is in charge He has a far hard line view on Andor and set s up a blockade of the planet On top of this the Typhon Pact is angling for Andor to join their groupInto this stew we throw Dr Julian Bashir Dr Bashir has been contacted by the doctors on Andor for help Interestingly Paper Chasers enough I had just recently watched anpisode of Star Trek Deep Space Nine season 7 The Complete Polly and the Wolf epsiode something or the. Hope of returnTHE NEEDS OF THE FEWWith countless lives at stake the leaders of Andor the Federation and the Typhon Pact all scheme to twist the crisis to their political gain at any priceTHE NEEDS OF THE.to the far side of the galaxy after the hash they made of the initial situation