the Cardassians, it is a point of pride; to the Klingons,
a matter of honour. But the 18-year cold war between these
two empires creates a vortex of politics, diplomacy and counterintelligence
that will define an age, and shape the future...
begins as a discovery that would enable the Klingon Empire
to reclaim a lost piece of its past becomes a prolonged struggle
with the rapidly expanding Cardassian Union, which has claimed
dominion over a region of space that the Klingons hold sacred.
Enter the Federation, whose desire to preserve interstellar
stability leads Ambassador Curzon Dax to broker a controversial
and tenuous peace - one that is not without opponents, including
Lieutenant Elias Vaughn of Starfleet special ops.
there are wheels within wheels to the drama unfolding in the
Betreka Nebula. Within the shadowy rooms of the Cardassian
Obsidian Order, Klingon Imperial intelligence, and even the
Romulan Tal Shiar, secret scales are being balanced - and
for every gain made for the sake of peace, there will be a
third book in The Lost Era series should have been
a bit of a winner. The Art of the Impossible has all
the ingredients for a classic tale. There are are the Klingons,
the Cardassians and the chance of a good fight. But, sadly,
this never really delivers what it promises.
author seems to rely too heavily on familiar Trek territory.
The House of Duras and Mogh are used as crutches to keep hardened
Trek fans turning the pages. The only real exception to this
was the fact that both Curzon Dax and Captain Kor are fleshed
out a little more.
applauded the previous two books in this series because of
the fact that the authors were allowed to create more freely
because they were using characters previously only seen briefly
in the Trek franchise. This time, however I felt like
we were treading all to familiar territory and that detracts
from what this series originally set out to do.
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