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Raise the Dawn is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel, featuring the characters of Star Trek: The Next Generation, by David R. George III published by Pocket Books in June 2012. It is the sixth novel in the Star Trek: Typhon Pact cross-over series. It centers around political intrigue between the Federation and the Typhon Pact in the aftermath of the conclusion of Plagues of Night.

Publisher's description

From the back cover

The second novel in a two-part Typhon Pact adventure set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
After the disastrous events in the Bajoran system, Captain Benjamin Sisko must confront the consequences of the recent choices he has made in his life. At the same time, the United Federation of Planets and its Khitomer Accords allies have come to the brink of war with the Typhon Pact.
While factions within the Pact unsuccessfully used the recent gestures of goodwill–the opening of borders and a joint Federation-Romulan exploratory mission–to develop quantum slipstream drive, they have not given up their goals. Employing a broad range of assets, from Romulus to Cardassia, from Ab-Tzenketh to Bajor, they embark on a dangerous new plan to acquire the technology they need to take control of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. While UFP President Bacco and Romulan Praetor Kamemor work feverishly to reestablish peace, Captains Sisko, Jean-Luc Picard, and Ro Laren stand on the front lines of the conflict... even as a new danger threatens the Bajoran wormhole as it once more becomes a flashpoint of galactic history.


Deep Space 9 is destroyed by a combination of bombs planted onboard and a battle with three Typhon Pact ships. The majority of the occupants were evacuated beforehand but over a thousand are killed. The three Typhon Pact vessels are destroyed in the battle and the Romulan Tomalak is tracked down by the Defiant and taken into custody.

Sisko is briefly reunited with wife Kasidy, who he initially believed killed in the attack. Kasidy was thrown into the wormhole during the explosion and had a vision telling her not to stop Ben from leaving. While Captain Ro and her crew set up a ground-based substitute for Deep Space 9 until it can be rebuilt, Sisko is placed in command of the Defiant, with the Robinson undergoing repairs, and despatched to the Gamma Quadrant to investigate a possible alliance between the Typhon Pact and the Dominion. There, he meets Odo who tells him of the Typhon Pact's raid on a shipping facility. Sisko realises the Typhon Pact are after components to construct a slipstream drive.

Sarina is taken into custody on suspicion of planting the bombs and L'Haan of Section 31 encourages Bashir to clear her, even if it means framing another suspect. Learning Sarina's arrest is a ruse arranged by her and Ro, Bashir tricks the true culprit into giving himself away: Ensign Rahendervakell th'Shant, who believed the Federation he supported against his fellow Andorians was prejudiced against him.

Aware of rogue Romulan elements involved in the plot, Praetor Kamemor attempts to contact the Federation and, when her efforts are ignored, has Admiral Devix smuggle her to Earth so she can meet President Bacco in person. There, she tricks Tomalak into revealing the next stage of the plan. The Tzenkethi have found a means to construct an artificial wormhole that will latch onto the Bajoran wormhole, allowing the Romulan ship Vetruvis, assisted by members of the Cardassian True Way, to travel to the Gamma Quadrant and retrieve the components.

Odo discovers the raid on an abandoned Dominion facility and attempts to warn the Alpha Quadrant powers. When his ship is disabled by the Vetruvis, he transforms into a spacefaring lifeform and pursues them. Sisko places the Defiant at the mouth of the artificial wormhole to try and stop the Vetruvis escaping. On Bajor, Kira has a vision with the Orb of Destiny and steals the Rubicon, travelling into the wormhole and making a suicide run on the Vetruvis. She sees Vaughn with her at the same moment he dies on Bajor. The wormhole expels the Defiant, the wrecked Rubicon and Odo before collapsing, leaving Odo stranded in the Alpha Quadrant. The remains of the Vetruvis crash out of the artificial wormhole, destroying the Tzenkethi facility. Kira is presumed to have been lost, though her body is never found in the wreckage of the Rubicon.

Sela is taken into custody by the Romulans for her part in the plot and seemingly commits suicide rather than be extradited to the Federation. Sisko and Kasidy have a shared vision where Kira tells them the Prophets have released Sisko from his role as Emissary, convincing them to reunite, while Ro and her crew prepare to board the partially-constructed new Deep Space 9.



Jas AbrikLeonard James AkaarAleco VelDiana AlthouseAluuraAnalestAsarem WadeenVenalur AtreevAzeni KorenaNanietta BaccoJulian BashirBecky RussellJefferson BlackmerPascal BoudreauxJohn CandlewoodCenn DescaJasminder ChoudhuryBeverly CrusherDevixSarina DouglasD'VoralKay EatonElvigEnkar SirsyEtana KolFalnam EdrelJoanna FaurMagdalena FersonFroolGigonRichard GreshamGovar HektHegol DenHetikCassie JohnsonEdgardo JuarezGell KamemorKelnRenest KenerKifal IlliorJoralis KinnAlan KistlerKira NerysAmbrozy KosciuszkoKozikLa DotioShanradeskel ch'LarnL'HaanZachary ManzanilloKaitlin MerimarkDenison MoradMornM'PellaNatrelAlynna NechayevNelzikNogMiles O'BrienOdoJean-Luc PicardEsperanza PiñieroGwendolyn PlantePregetQuarkRansel SulanRanz VectaReelRelevRelkdahzRentinRevalAnxo RogeiroRotan'talagBenny RussellSelaVildish Senra-NeskRahendervakell th'ShantShul ToremBenjamin SiskoJake SiskoRebecca Jae SiskoSivadekiZivan SlaineSlaskSolayWheeler StinsonMichael StrangPrynn TenmeiTerrinJasmine TeyTezreneOrventa T'JulT'LeskTomalakKoler TrangEli UnderwoodUtelnVannisElias VaughnVendezVenetherisAnlikar VentelVorgan'loratVorentPatrycja WalenistaWeyounWorfKasidy Yates
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Annabella BaccoBrathawJeannette ChaoColeHamish CollinsEzri DaxJadzia DaxDonatraXarian DorEleretPaulo EndaraEulerVic FontaineDrysi GravenorJohn HarrimanHirenIliopValeska KnezoKrim AldosLaasLaChanceTesitera LevatJames LeytonEthan LockenLorghAkellen MacetMakbarMariusMartokPhillipa MatthiasClaude MonetJang Si NaranOpaka SulanDouglas PabstPardekPardshayProgenitorJames L. QuinnRaiqRehaekKrissten RichterWilliam T. RikerRozahn KatherAmina SasineJason SenkowskiShakaar EdonShinzonShul AbaJennifer SiskoLuther SloanTal'AuraTaymanJessie TaymanMathon TenvDeanna TroiValinarEnellis Vellonzh'VeskVolskiar


AljuliAlpha QuadrantAngorseer MountainBajorBajoran Space CentralBajoran wormholeB'hava'elBronis IIConstruction support station 173Crown of BajorDeep Space 9Deep Space 9 (II)Denorios BeltDernaEarthEarth SpacedockElestan RiverElestan ValleyElvrengGamma QuadrantHudson RiverIdranNew York CityNew ZealandNew Zealand Penal SettlementNivoch systemOmarion NebulaOverne IIIParisPromenadeReleketh RangeRomulusStronghold Telvan'reyVanadwan MonasteryVir-Akzelen asteroidWyntara Mas Control CenterWyntara Mas Province
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AdarakAlgeron IIIAllamegrasAlonisAlpha CentauriAndorApnex SeaBadlandsBerengaria VIIBotanic GardenBradbury TownshipCardassiaCardassia IVCestus IIIChamber of RecordsChristopher's LandingCortFire CavesHutet labor campImperial LibraryJupiter Station Ki BaratanLady Norwood Rose GardenLamemdaLunaMalaysiaNequenciaNew BerlinNew JerseyNivoch IIOlmerakOvarani ValleyPrairieviewQuark'sRa'tleihfiReplimatRiverdale AsylumSenha RiverShikina MonasterySouthern IslandsS'snagorStarbase 310StockholmStratosTaurus ReachTe PapaTycho CityTyphon ExpanseUtopia PlanitiaVillera'trelVolcano ParkWellingtonWolf 359

Starships and shuttlecraft

USS Canterbury (Galaxy-class) • USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • IRW EletrixRIS EnderavatUSS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • Excelsior-classUSS First Minister (Sovereign-class) • Formek (Cardassian tug) • Jem'Hadar Attack Vessel 971Ren FejinUSS Rio Grande (Danube-class) • USS Robinson (Galaxy-class) • USS Rubicon (Danube-class) • Sagan (type-10 shuttlecraft) • sphinx workpodUSS Susquehanna (Akira-class) • Hercules-class tugUSS Venture (Galaxy-class) • IRW Vetruvisworkbee
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USS AventineUSS BrahmaputraUSS BrisbaneUSS ChallengerUSS DefiantIRW DekkonaUSS Enterprise-DUSS James T. KirkUSS LivingstonUSS OkinawaUSS ProbertCDS TragerUSS Victoria FallsUSS Viriya ParamiUSS Wellington (Niagara-class) • USS YoljaSS Xhosa

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

Bajoran MilitiaBreen ConfederacyDominionFoundersGreat LinkRomulan Imperial FleetRomulan Star EmpireSection 31StarfleetStarfleet Corps of EngineersStarfleet MedicalTal ShiarTrue WayTyphon PactTzenkethi CoalitionUnited Federation of Planets
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Bank of LuriaCardassian Central CommandCongress of Economic AdvisorsFederation Security AgencyPennington SchoolTen Tribes of CapellaTreasury GuardUnited Kingdom

Other references

antiprotonarchonBelteseBerengarian whiskyBridge over a Pond of Water Liliescrossover bridgedeka teadocking pylonDominion Waremergency bulkheadfusion reactorgrasshopperHome Are the TravelersIncredible Tales of Scientific Wonderinertial damperinterphase cloaking deviceion stormFinagle's FollyGalaxy Science FictionIfkatterpodkeldinideketracel-whiteKhitomer AccordsMaorimorphogenic virusneutrinoOrb of DestinyOrb of Wisdomplasma cannonpolaronpolyduraniumpylchykquantum slipstream drivequantum torpedoraktajinorevitriteRight of Statementrodiniumspringwinestructural integrity fieldsubspace variancetachyon eddyTaurus Meta-GenometoraniumTreaty of Algerontuwaly piewetawormhole


Background information

  • The German translation of the novel was released by Cross Cult in 2014. It was translated by Christian Humberg.
  • Raise the Dawn is the last novel in a two-part story arc by David R. George III and a continuation of one of George's previous Typhon Pact novel, Rough Beasts of Empire.

Related stories

Star Trek: Typhon Pact
Zero Sum GameSeize the FireRough Beasts of EmpirePaths of DisharmonyThe Struggle Within‎Plagues of NightRaise the DawnBrinkmanship
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
Related Star Trek: Section 31Star Trek: Terok NorStar Trek: DestinyStar Trek: Typhon PactStar Trek: The FallStar Trek: Coda
Star Trek: The Next Generation novels set after Star Trek Nemesis
Death in WinterResistanceQ & ABefore DishonorGreater Than the SumLosing the PeaceIndistinguishable from MagicCold Equations (The Persistence of MemorySilent WeaponsThe Body Electric) • The Stuff of DreamsThe Light FantasticTakedownArmageddon's ArrowHeadlong FlightHearts and MindsAvailable LightCollateral Damage


The novel runs from August through September of 2383 and September of 2384. It begins seven years and eight months after the final DS9 episode: "What You Leave Behind" and three years and nine months after the final TNG movie: Star Trek Nemesis.

published order
Previous novel:
Plagues of Night
DS9 novels
Next novel:
Previous novel:
Plagues of Night
Novels by:
David R. George III
Next novel:
Allegiance in Exile
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Plagues of Night
Chapters 19-41, transitus
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
The Persistence of Memory
Chapter 23
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in August-September 2383.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
The Body Electric
Chapters 1-30, epilogue
September 2384
Ab inito
Next Adventure:
The Stuff of Dreams

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