After a settlement on Bajor is attacked, Kira and the crew of the Defiant pursue the suspects while Ro Laren investigates the circumstances of the attack; Sisko enjoys being back with his family, while Jake travels around Bajor; First Minister Asarem rushes to find a person to represent Bajor on the Federation Council; Opaka encourages Vedek Solis to seek to become the next Kai.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

From The Back Cover:

BAJOR: The honeymoon is over. Following the euphoria of Bajor's marriage to the Federation, the real work of making that union work has begun. But even on a world where politics and religion are intertwined, conflicting visions of Bajor's role in the interstellar arena divide the planet's leadership. As newly minted Captain Kira Nerys sets the tone for the kind of Starfleet officer she will be, First Minister Asarem makes a bold move to define Bajor's voice in the Federation, while the returned Benjamin Sisko prepares for a future that only he, as yet, can see.



Asarem WadeenAzeni KorenaJulian BashirSam BowersCenn DescaFofen ParshIliana GhemorGirani SemnaGordimerJaza NajemKe HovathKe IniriKrim AldosLedahn MuriLenaris HolemKira NerysMarjaNogOpaka SulanQuarkRo LarenJason SenkowskiBenjamin SiskoJake SiskoRebecca Jae SiskoSolis TendrenSorati TeruTaran'atarSimon TarsesPrynn TenmeiThirishar ch'ThaneThenoElias VaughnKasidy Yates
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Starships and vehiclesEdit

Besinian freighterUSS Defiant (Defiant-class)
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USS AlexandriaUSS BrahmaputraEven Odds

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaKendra RangersStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Alliance for Global UnityBajoran ResistanceCardassian UnionCentral ArchivesCircle CommissionDahkur Institute of ArtDominionFederation CouncilMaquisMusilla UniversityNavotPaquSen Ennis


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Background informationEdit

  • This novel is written by J. Noah Kym. Kym commented: "As a fan, it was especially fun to be the one who got to marry off Jake, to show Sisko being a dad to his new daughter, to offer a shadowy glimpse of the major new villain who is eventually revealed in David Mack's book Warpath, and to be the the first author ever to have Kira say, 'This is Captain Kira Nerys of the USS Defiant, representing the United Federation of Planets'. That was just too cool". (Voyages of Imagination)
  • This is the second of two stories in Worlds of Deep Space Nine, Volume Two. The first story contained in this book is Trill: Unjoined.
  • Fragments and Omens introduces Cenn Desca and Jaza Najem, a main character of the Star Trek: Titan series.
  • In this novel, Enkar Sirsy's given name is spelled "Syrsy".

Related storiesEdit

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch publications and stories
Novels A Stitch in TimeAvatar, Book One‎Avatar, Book TwoAbyssDemons of Air and DarknessTwilightThis Gray SpiritCathedralLesser EvilRising SonThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book OneThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book TwoUnity • "Cardassia: The Lotus Flower" • "Andor: Paradigm" • "Trill: Unjoined" • "Bajor: Fragments and Omens" • "Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed" • "The Dominion: Olympus Descending" • WarpathFearful SymmetryThe Soul KeyThe Never-Ending SacrificeThe MissingSacraments of FireAscendanceForce and MotionThe Long MirageEnigma TalesOriginal Sin
Miniseries and anthologies The Lives of DaxDivided We FallMission GammaWorlds of Deep Space Nine (Volume One, Two & Three)
Short stories and novellas "Horn and Ivory" • "The Officers' Club" • Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found)Rules of AccusationI, The Constable
Comics N-Vector • "Crossfire" • "No Quarter" • "All Fall Down" • "United We Stand"
Omnibuses Twist of FaithThese Haunted Seas

Connections Edit

published order
Previous story:
Trill: Unjoined
DS9 Stories
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Cardassia: The Lotus Flower
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Previous Adventure:
Grand Designs
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
The Soul Key
Chapter 2 Section 3
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2376.
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Shadowed Allies
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