From the back cover: All Klingons revere the Day of Honor, their most sacred holiday, but the true nature of honor can be a matter worth fighting over....

Dispatched on a secret mission to investigate the raids, Commander Worf of Deep Space Nine and the crew of the Defiant find themselves trapped on an alien world threatened by global cataclysm -- trapped along with Klingons who were exiled to this world for their loyalty to Worf's dishonored family.

Worf must find a way to save the Klingons whose honor bade them to keep their pledges to the House of Mogh despite the orders of the Emperor, and to prevent a bloody massacre that will forever stain the honor of the Klingon Empire!



Julian BashirAlex BoughamerJadzia DaxD'jiaFarabaughFrisingerGeorgeGordekHeiserHidretKira NerysK'DaqK'TaranKitoldKorLedonneCharles MarstersAlynna NechayevMiles O'BrienOdoOrnsdorfOsgoodQuarkRekanBenjamin SiskoWorf
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ClarkCurzon DaxEmony DaxGowronKahlessJames T. KirkMoghNensiSalbhaiTuq'mor


Alpha QuadrantCha'XirracDeep Space 9KDZ-E25FOperations center
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Chienozen passageDuHoH desertGamma QuadrantHjaraur colonyRota ProvinceSylshessaTal ProvinceTrillVulcanYmoc City

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • Jfolokh-classOlxinder (Cardassian cruiser) • Victoria Adams (Federation science vessel)
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USS EnterpriseUSS Glimmerglass

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaCardassian GuardHouse of GordekHouse of VragKlingon EmpireStarfleetStarfleet CommandUnited Federation of Planets
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DominionHouse of MoghKlingon High CouncilVulcan Science Academy

Other referencesEdit

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Background informationEdit

  • Sisko notes that it has been three months since the Klingons broke from the Khitomer Accords, in "The Way of the Warrior".
  • The novel hints that George, the Starfleet observer encountered by Bashir, is Hikaru Sulu. The novel mentions that "George" was once a pilot and served under a captain who is alluded to as being Captain Kirk.

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Her Klingon Soul
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