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Ascendance is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel written by David R. George III. The novel was released in December 2015. Editor Margaret Clark revealed the title in January 2015.

Summary Edit

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On the original Deep Space Nine, Captain Kira Nerys watches as the nearby wormhole opens and discharges a single, bladelike vessel. Attempts to contact its crew fail, and the ship is soon followed by another vessel of similar design. When an armada subsequently begins to emerge from the wormhole, it seems clear that DS9 is under attack. Kira orders her first officer, Commander Elias Vaughn, to board the USS Defiant and defend the station, and alerts Starfleet to send additional forces as her crew prepares DS9's shields and weaponry for the onslaught to come.
Meanwhile, on the lead ship, Iliana Ghemor considers launching an attack on DS9 and finally ending the life of Kira, the fountainhead of all the ills in her miserable life. Her vengeance demands more than mere death, though – it requires pain. Ghemor refocuses, choosing to follow her plan to mete out her revenge on the captain by first decimating the population of Bajor...

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Background information Edit

  • In January 2016, David R. George III announced that he had started work on the follow-up to Ascendance. George also has a second upcoming novel in the works. [1]
  • Doug Drexler and Ali Ries contributed the cover art which was designed by Alan Dingman.



Bajoran; Cardassian; Jem'Hadar; Tzenkethi

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