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As the Rebellion plans to strike the Alliance with a newly constructed fleet, Intendant Kira plots to take back Bajor - and more.

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: One fallen dictator's struggle to regain her power leads to the discovery of a bold rebel plan for a decisive military strike that will bring down the Alliance, once and for all. But while Kira Nerys navigates the tangle of politics, sex, and military intrigue that she believes will allow her to reclaim her station, cracks form in the rebel leadership, leading to a showdown that will change the course of the mirror universe.

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While Intendant Kira avoided being captured by the Alliance, as was Regent Worf, she lost her position and has been made a slave of Worf's successor, Martok. Martok has had a request from Bajor to send Kira home to Bajor in disgrace, to be dealt with by the new Intendant, Ro Laren.

Meanwhile, the Terran Rebellion have obtained a Romulan cloaking device and have equipped it on the Defiant. With the cloaking ability, they are able to attack Cardassian vessels at will, although Miles O'Brien is uneasy at taking the lives of those whose deaths may mean little to change the course of the war.

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Julian BashirBeqarZim BrottSkrain DukatSarina DouglasDurasMichael EddingtonGarvigCal HudsonKeiko IshikawaKira NerysKronaKurnLeetaLi NalasMartokEnrique MuñizLisa NeeleyMiles O'BrienQeyhnorReeseRonakRo LarenSakonnaSito JaxaLuther SloanTahna LosEzri TiganKasidy YatesZek
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Bareil AntosJadzia DaxDemrikYeroff FuchidaHervogKira MeruMoghGeorge PrimminHoshi Sato IIILenaris HolemSirellaBenjamin SiskoSpockStevensJanel TiganNorvo TiganYanas TiganT'LaraWorf
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Julian BashirKira NerysKeiko O'BrienMiles O'BrienBenjamin SiskoZek

Locations[edit | edit source]

First CityTerok NorEmpok NorQo'noSTrivasVareth Dar
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AjilonAlgiraAlmathaAmleth IVAmleth NebulaBadlandsBajorBajor VIIBajor VIIIBardeezi PrimeBetreka NebulaBynausCardassiaCoranumCuellarCuellar IVFerenginarGoralisKorma IIKorvatLovalMount KolaNew SydneyParek TonnRakal systemSapporaSappora VIITorr

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Capital Gain (Defiant-class) • Defiant (Defiant class) • Jadzia (Defiant class) • IKS Negh'Var • (Negh'Var-class) • Terra Victor (Defiant class) • IKS Ya'Vang (Vor'cha-class)
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States and organizations[edit | edit source]

Alliance CouncilAlliance News NetworkBajoran ParliamentHouse of MoghKlingon-Cardassian AllianceKlingon Ninth FleetTerran Rebellion
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Breen ConfederacyCardassian UnionDetapa CouncilImperial IntelligenceKlingon Defense ForceKlingon High CouncilNew Sydney SecurityObsidian OrderOrion SyndicateTalarian RepublicTerran EmpireTholian AssemblyTigan Mining ConsortiumTzenkethi Coalition

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ablative armorAlvanian brandyantimatterastronomical unitBlessed ExchequerCircassian figcloaking devicedeuteriumdilithiumDivine Treasuryd'k tahgduraniumescape podFek'lhrfusion corefusion reactorGrand NagusGre'thorHe'meshholovidindustrial replicatorintendantIntendant of Bajorjossa flowerkelboniteKlingoneselight yearmauk-to'VormevakRakantha marbled cheesePel'hathpetaQpergiumphaserpressure doorqapla'qelI'qamquadrotriticalequantum torpedoraktajinoregentRhombolian butterspringwinetaHqeqTeraTerranTholian silkToDSaHTreaty of RegulonturbolifturidiumVulcan molluskwarnogwarp driveyIntaghYolava

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Star Trek: Mirror Universe publications and stories
Novels The Sorrows of EmpireRise Like Lions
Novellas Glass Empires "Age of the Empress" • "The Sorrows of Empire" • "The Worst of Both Worlds"
Obsidian Alliances "The Mirror-Scaled Serpent" • "Cutting Ties" • "Saturn's Children"
Short stories Shards and Shadows "Nobunaga" • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • "The Black Flag" • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "Bitter Fruit" • "Family Matters" • "Homecoming" • "A Terrible Beauty" • "Empathy" • "For Want of a Nail"
Stories featuring the mirror universe
Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly" • prose: Age of the Empress • "Nobunaga"
Discovery episodes: "Into the Forest I Go" • "Despite Yourself" • "The Wolf Inside" • "Vaulting Ambition" • "What's Past Is Prologue" • "Terra Firma" • comics: Succession ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 3" • "Issue 4")
The Original Series episode: "Mirror, Mirror" • comics: Hell's MirrorThe Mirror Universe Saga ("... Promises to Keep" • "Double Image" • "Deadly Reflection!" • "The Tantalus Trap!" • "Masquerade!" • "Behind Enemy Lines!" • "The Beginning of the End..." • "Homecoming...") • Fragile GlassMirror Images ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 4" • "Issue 5") • "The Mirror, Crackedprose: SpectreDark VictoryPreserverThe Sorrows of Empire • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • video game: Shattered Universe
Kelvin timeline comics: Mirrored ("Part 1" • "Part 2") • "Parallel Lives, Part 2" • Live Evil ("Part 1" • "Part 2" • "Part 3")
The Next Generation comics: "Mirror Images, Issue 3" • Mirror Universe Collection (TNG - Mirror Broken comics: "Origin of Data", "Prelude", "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" • TNG - Through the Mirror comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5" TNG - Ripe for Plunder comics: "Chapter One", "Chapter Two", "Chapter Three", "Chapter Four", "Chapter Five" • TNG - Terra Incognita comics: "Issue 1", "Issue 2", "Issue 3", "Issue 4", "Issue 5", "Issue 6") • prose: Dark MirrorThreeThe Worst of Both Worlds • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail" • Rise Like Lions
Deep Space Nine episodes: "Crossover" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "Shattered Mirror" • "Resurrection" • "The Emperor's New Cloak" • comic: "Enemies & Allies" • prose: Dark PassionsWarpathSaturn's ChildrenFearful Symmetry • "A Terrible Beauty" • The Soul Key • "Freedom Angst" • Disavowed
Voyager prose: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent • "Bitter Fruit" • comic: "Mirrors & Smoke"
New Frontier comics: Turnaround ("Part I" • "Part II" • "Part III" • "Part IV" • "Part V") • prose: Cutting Ties • "Homecoming"
Klingon Empire prose: "Family Matters" Titan prose: "Empathy" Vanguard prose: "The Black Flag"
Miniseries and anthologies RPG sourcebook: Through a Glass, Darklycomics: The Mirror Universe SagaTurnaroundMirror Imagesprose: Mirror Universe TrilogyMirror Universe (Glass EmpiresObsidian AlliancesShards and Shadows)
published order
Previous novel:
Cutting Ties
Mirror Universe Next novel:
Fearful Symmetry
Previous novel:
DS9 novels Next novel:
Fearful Symmetry
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
A Terrible Beauty
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Fearful Symmetry
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