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===Background information===
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Revision as of 18:24, January 8, 2016

Ascendance is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel by author David R. George III. The novel is a follow-up to Sacraments of Fire, and was published in December 2015.

Publisher's description

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...



Asarem WadeenDiahann BakerConnor BlockSam BowersJohn CandlewoodEzri DaxDozierElise EhrenreichIliana GhemorElizabeth KadinKira NerysNorsaOdoRaiqSeltenElias VaughnRellor Verat
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AniqLeslie BraedenSkrain DukatJames T. KirkAtaan RhukalVotiq


AshallaBajorBajoran wormholeB'hava'elDeep Space 9Gamma QuadrantLarrasintLarrasint IVNewton Outpost
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USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • USS Loire (runabout) • USS Neva (runabout)
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USS Chancellor (Sovereign-class) • USS Courageous (Miranda-class) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Magellan (Galaxy-class) • USS Mjolnir (Norway-class) • USS Nova (Nova-class)

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

Ascendant OrderFederation Department of ScienceStarfleetStarfleet CommandStarfleet OperationsUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran ResistanceDominionObsidian OrderShakaar resistance cell

Science and technology

airlockdeflector griddeflector shieldhailisolytic subspace weaponlaser cannonnavigational deflectorphaserphaser arrayquantum torpedosensorshepherd moonstarsupernovatorpedo launchertransporterturboliftviewscreenwarp nacelle

Ranks and titles

archquestercaptaincommanderensignFire of the ProphetsFirst Minister of the Third Republic of BajorGrand Archquestergulknightlieutenantquester

Other references

cockpitcolonycorridorEnd TimeFinal AscensionFortresshangarhullkaleidoscopeoperations centersnake


Related stories

Background information

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Published Order
Previous novel:
Sacraments of Fire
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Next novel:
Force and Motion
Previous story:
Sacraments of Fire
Stories by:
David R. George III
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