Odo is keen to using weapons (which he refused on the TV show), Worf is a clumsy idiot that basically contributes nothing to the party, and O'Brien complains non-stop.
I enjoyed the Dax/Bashier story line, and the Kai Winn/Kira story line quite a bit, and Quark was a breath of fresh air, when he was utilized. I just had problems with some of the characterization on the planet-side part of the story.
Hugh's writing style is interesting and creative, but some readers might be annoyed with his frequent interjections, or find it a somewhat of a taxing read for a Star Trek book.
While there are other Star Trek books that I basically read cover to cover, this one I tended to linger on, not wanting to read more than a few pages at a time. Hopefully, the other 2 books hold my interest a bit more. It was not a bad book by any means, but I can't say it was a very good one either.
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