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title=The Left Hand of Destiny|
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| title = The Left Hand of Destiny
cover image=[[File:Left Hand of Destiny1.jpg|220px]]|
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| cover image = left Hand of Destiny1.jpg
author=[[J. G. Hertzler]] & [[Jeffrey Lang]]|
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| author = [[J. G. Hertzler]] & [[Jeffrey Lang]]
series=''{{ST|Deep Space Nine}}''|
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| series = {{sT|Deep Space Nine}}
format=[[Paperback]]|
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| format = [[paperback]]
published=April [[2003]]|
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| published = {{srcdate|2003}}
pages=294|
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| pages = 294
duopages=330|
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| duopages = 330
ISBN=Book 1: ISBN 0671784935<br>Book 2: ISBN 0671784943|
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| ISBN = Book 1: ISBN 0671784935, Book 2: ISBN 0671784943
altcover=[[File:Left Hand of Destiny2.jpg|220px]]|
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==Publisher's description==
 
===Book One===
 
"The Klingon Empire is dying...and I think it deserves to die."
 
 
With those words, Lieutenant Ezri Dax propelled Lieutenant Commander Worf to the most fateful decision of his life -- to vanquish Klingon leader Gowron in honorable combat and install in his place a low-born, one-eyed soldier of the empire who might lead their people back to the path of honor.
 
 
Under the weighty mantle of chancellor, General Martok led the forces of the empire to victory in the final Allied assault against the Dominion. Now, with Worf at his side as the newly appointed Federation ambassador to Qo'noS, Martok at last is coming home, bringing with him the hope of a bright new future for his people.
 
 
But the new chancellor's triumphant return to the Klingon homeworld is met by treachery and upheaval. As the demons of the general's past rise up, so too does a usurper to the Imperial Throne, one who knows exactly how to crush Martok and all who stand with him -- and who won't be satisfied until they are ashes under the foundation of a new Klingon Empire.
 
   
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==Books==
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* ''[[The Left Hand of Destiny, Book One]]''
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* ''[[The Left Hand of Destiny, Book Two]]''
 
===Book Two===
 
===Book Two===
"The true test of a warrior is not without...it is within."
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:''"The true test of a warrior is not without...it is within."''
   
Sins of the past collide with hopes for the future as Martok fights for the right to lead the Klingon Empire. With the secret of his usurper exposed, the ousted chancellor and his ragtag band of followers embark on a desperate plan to retake the empire.
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:''Sins of the past collide with hopes for the future as Martok fights for the right to lead the Klingon Empire. With the secret of his usurper exposed, the ousted chancellor and his ragtag band of followers embark on a desperate plan to retake the empire.''
   
But while Worf, Ezri Dax, and the crew of the IKS Rotarran go in search of the Klingons' most revered icon of power, Martok is dealt the most crushing blow of all -- driving him to make his final stand on the ice-strewn cliffs of sacred Boreth. As that frozen world reverberates with the song of armies and bat'leths clashing, the mystery of Martok's past, and the future of the Klingon Empire, is revealed.
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:''But while Worf, Ezri Dax, and the crew of the ''IKS Rotarran'' go in search of the Klingons' most revered icon of power, Martok is dealt the most crushing blow of all -- driving him to make his final stand on the ice-strewn cliffs of sacred Boreth. As that frozen world reverberates with the song of armies and bat'leths clashing, the mystery of Martok's past, and the future of the Klingon Empire, is revealed.''
 
==Summary==
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
===Characters===
 
===Characters===
:[[Angwar]] • [[B'Tak]] • [[Barnum]] • [[Annup Bommu]] • [[Sam Bowers]] • {{dis|Darok|Klingon}} • [[Ezri Dax]] • [[Drex, son of Martok]] • [[Gothmara, daughter of Kultan]] • [[Grot, son of Angwar]] • [[Hur'q 22]] • [[Iris Hume]] • [[Jaroun]] • [[K'Ehleyr]] • [[K'moth]] • [[K'mtec]] • [[K'rac]] • {{dis|K'Tar|Captain}} • [[Kahless, son of Kahless]] • [[Kar-Tela]] • [[Kira Nerys]] • {{dis|Korath|cleric}} • [[Kurs]] • [[Lazhna, daughter of Martok]] • [[Leskit]] • [[Lukara]] • [[M'Kec]] • [[Maapek]] • [[Manx]] • [[Martok, son of Urthog]] • [[Morjod, son of Martok]] • [[Ngane]] • [[Okado]] • [[Ortakin]] •[[Pharh]] • [[Q'ratt]] • [[Riku]] • [[William Ross]] • [[Alexander Rozhenko]] • [[Shen, daughter of Martok]] • [[Sithala]] • [[Sirella, daughter of Linkasa]] • [[Starn]] • [[Tamal (Klingon)|Tamal]] • [[Tong]] • [[Worf, son of Mogh]]
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:[[Angwar]] • [[B'Tak]] • [[Barnum]] • [[Annup Bommu]] • [[Sam Bowers]] • {{dis|Darok|Klingon}} • [[Ezri Dax]] • [[Drex, son of Martok]] • [[Gothmara, daughter of Kultan]] • [[Grot, son of Angwar]] • [[Hur'q 22]] • [[Iris Hume]] • [[Jaroun]] • [[K'Ehleyr]] • [[K'moth]] • [[K'mtec]] • [[K'rac]] • {{dis|K'Tar|Captain}} • [[Kahless (clone)]] • [[Kar-Tela]] • [[Kira Nerys]] • {{dis|Korath|cleric}} • [[Kurs]] • [[Lazhna, daughter of Martok]] • [[Leskit]] • [[Lukara]] • [[M'Kec]] • [[Maapek]] • [[Manx]] • [[Martok, son of Urthog]] • [[Morjod, son of Martok]] • [[Ngane]] • [[Okado]] • [[Ortakin]] • [[Pharh]] • [[Q'ratt]] • [[Riku]] • [[William Ross]] • [[Alexander Rozhenko]] • [[Shen, daughter of Martok]] • [[Sithala]] • [[Sirella, daughter of Linkasa]] • [[Starn]] • [[Tamal (Klingon)|Tamal]] • [[Tong]] • [[Worf, son of Mogh]]
{{ref}} [[Ag'hel]] • [[Aktaj]] • [[Julian Bashir]] • [[Borma]] • [[Caq]] • [[ChanTogh]] • [[Charak (Lieutenant)|Charak]] • [[Ch'Tan]] • [[Ch'Vras]] • [[Data]] • {{dis|Dax|symbiont}} • [[Curzon Dax]] • [[Jadzia Dax]] • [[Torias Dax]] • [[Death]] • [[Matthew Decker]] • [[Evu]] • [[Fate]] • [[Fek'lhr]] • [[Gort]] • [[Gothspar]] • [[Gowron, son of M'Rel|Gowron]] • [[Gratach]] • [[Great Auditor]] • [[Ikat'ika]] • [[Ishka]] • [[Kahless the Unforgettable]] • [[Karg (diplomat)]] • [[Kevas]] • [[James T. Kirk]] • [[Kl'Vok]] • [[Klow]] • [[Kor]] • [[Koroth]] • [[Kultan]] • [[Larok]] • [[Linkasa]] • [[Lord of the Dead]] • [[Ma'Acy]] • [[Marasa (Klingon)|Marasa]] • [[Marna]] • [[Mawk]] • [[Mirt (Ferengi)|Mirt]] • [[Mogh, son of Worf]] • [[Mow'ga]] • [[Mubarak]] • [[Isaac Newton]] • [[Padwa]] • [[Jean-Luc Picard]] • [[Quirm]] • [[Reclaw]] • [[Riku]] • [[Rom]] • [[Helena Rozhenko]] • [[Sergey Rozhenko]] • [[Shivang]] • [[Benjamin Sisko]] • [[Smark]] • [[Sor'cha]] • [[Surak]] • [[Deanna Troi]] • [[T'Chen]] • [[Thruzen]] • [[Todokh]] • [[Tor'ash]] • [[Urthog]] • [[V'Tec]] • [[Zek]] • [[Zheffra]]
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{{ref}} [[Ag'hel]] • [[Aktaj]] • [[Julian Bashir]] • [[Borma]] • [[Caq]] • [[ChanTogh]] • [[Charak (Lieutenant)|Charak]] • [[Ch'Tan]] • [[Ch'Vras]] • [[Data]] • {{dis|Dax|symbiont}} • [[Curzon Dax]] • [[Jadzia Dax]] • [[Torias Dax]] • [[Death]] • [[Matthew Decker]] • [[Evu]] • [[Fate]] • [[Fek'lhr]] • [[Gort]] • [[Gothspar]] • [[Gowron, son of M'Rel|Gowron]] • [[Gratach]] • [[Great Auditor]] • [[Ikat'ika]] • [[Ishka]] • [[Kahless the Unforgettable]] • [[Karg (diplomat)]] • [[Kevas]] • [[James T. Kirk]] • [[Kl'Vok]] • [[Klow]] • [[Kor]] • [[Koroth]] • [[Kultan]] • [[Larok]] • [[Linkasa]] • [[Lord of the Dead]] • [[Ma'Acy]] • [[Marasa (Klingon)|Marasa]] • {{dis|Marna|Ferengi}} • [[Mawk]] • [[Mirt (Ferengi)|Mirt]] • [[Mogh, son of Worf]] • [[Mow'ga]] • [[Mubarak]] • [[Isaac Newton]] • [[Padwa]] • [[Jean-Luc Picard]] • [[Quirm]] • [[Reclaw]] • [[Riku]] • [[Rom]] • [[Helena Rozhenko]] • [[Sergey Rozhenko]] • [[ShiVang]] • [[Benjamin Sisko]] • [[Smark]] • [[Sor'cha]] • [[Surak]] • [[Deanna Troi]] • [[T'Chen]] • [[Thruzen]] • [[Todokh]] • [[Tor'ash]] • [[Urthog]] • [[V'Tec]] • [[Zek]] • [[Zheffra]]
   
 
===Locations===
 
===Locations===
 
:[[Boreth]] • [[Boreth Monastery]] • [[Deep Space 9]] • [[Emperor's Amphitheater]] • [[Qo'noS]] • [[Federation Embassy on Qo'noS|Federation Embassy]] • [[Great Hall]] • [[Great Victory Thoroughfare]] • [[Taklar Temple]] • [[Ka'Toth plains]] • [[Ketha lowlands]] • {{dis|Lake Lursor|Boreth}} • [[Local Service Road Number 82]] • [[Shrana]] • [[Slums of Tor'aq]]
 
:[[Boreth]] • [[Boreth Monastery]] • [[Deep Space 9]] • [[Emperor's Amphitheater]] • [[Qo'noS]] • [[Federation Embassy on Qo'noS|Federation Embassy]] • [[Great Hall]] • [[Great Victory Thoroughfare]] • [[Taklar Temple]] • [[Ka'Toth plains]] • [[Ketha lowlands]] • {{dis|Lake Lursor|Boreth}} • [[Local Service Road Number 82]] • [[Shrana]] • [[Slums of Tor'aq]]
{{ref}} [[Alpha Centauri]] • [[Bajor]] • [[Cardassia]] • [[Chak'ok]] • [[Divine Treasury]] • [[Earth]] • [[Ferenginar]] • [[Gamma Quadrant]] • [[Gre'thor]] • [[Hall of Commerce]] • [[Hell]] • [[Hromi cluster]] • [[India]] • [[Internment Camp 371]] • [[Ja'Gokor]] • [[Kri'stak volcano]] • [[Minsk]] • [[Praxis]] • [[Quark's]] • [[Romulus]] • [[Sappora VII]] • [[Trelka V]] • [[Trill (planet)|Trill]] • [[Ty'Gokor]] • [[Vault of Eternal Destitution]] • [[Veridian III]] • [[Vulcan (planet)|Vulcan]]
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{{ref}} [[Alpha Centauri]] • [[Bajor]] • [[Cardassia]] • [[Chak'ok]] • [[Divine Treasury]] • [[Earth]] • [[Ferenginar]] • [[Gamma Quadrant]] • [[Gre'thor]] • [[Hall of Commerce]] • [[Hell]] • [[Hromi Cluster]] • [[India]] • [[Internment Camp 371]] • [[Ja'Gokor]] • [[Kri'stak volcano]] • [[Minsk]] • [[Praxis]] • [[Quark's]] • [[Romulus]] • [[Sappora VII]] • [[Trelka V]] • [[Trill (planet)|Trill]] • [[Ty'Gokor]] • [[Vault of Eternal Destitution]] • [[Veridian III]] • [[Vulcan (planet)|Vulcan]]
   
 
===Starships and vehicles===
 
===Starships and vehicles===
:{{IKS|B'Moth}} • {{IKS|Chak'ta}} • {{IKS|Ch'Tang}} • {{IKS|Gothspar}} • {{IKS|Kem'A}} • {{IKS|Kerla}} • ''{{dis|Lion|shuttle}}'' • {{IKS|M'ganath}} • ''[[Morjod's Hammer]]'' • {{IKS|Negh'Var}} • {{IKS|Orantho}} • {{IKS|Rotarran}} • [[Shen (shuttle)|Shen]] • {{IKS|Spear of Kaltad}} • {{IKS|Ti'voH}} • ''[[Wardrobe]]'' • ''{{dis|Witch|shuttle}}'' • {{IKS|Ya'Vang}}
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:{{IKS|B'Moth}} • {{IKS|Chak'ta}} • {{IKS|Ch'Tang|IKC-9237}} • {{IKS|Gothspar}} • {{IKS|Kem'A}} • {{IKS|Kerla}} • ''{{dis|Lion|shuttle}}'' • {{IKS|M'ganath}} • ''[[Morjod's Hammer]]'' • {{IKS|Negh'Var}} • {{IKS|Orantho}} • {{IKS|Rotarran}} • [[Shen (shuttle)|Shen]] • {{IKS|Spear of Kaltad}} • {{IKS|Ti'voH}} • ''[[Wardrobe]]'' • ''{{dis|Witch|shuttle}}'' • {{IKS|Ya'Vang}}
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{{ref}} {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} • {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} • {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-E|-E}} • {{IKS|Gorkon}} • [[USS Mekong (NCC-72617)|USS ''Mekong'']] • ''[[Flare]]''
 
{{ref}} {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} • {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} • {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-E|-E}} • {{IKS|Gorkon}} • [[USS Mekong (NCC-72617)|USS ''Mekong'']] • ''[[Flare]]''
   
 
===Races and cultures===
 
===Races and cultures===
 
:[[Bajoran]] • [[Ferengi]] • [[Human]] • [[Hur'q]] • [[Klingon]] • [[Trill]]
 
:[[Bajoran]] • [[Ferengi]] • [[Human]] • [[Hur'q]] • [[Klingon]] • [[Trill]]
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{{ref}} [[Alpha Centauran]] • [[Andorian]] • [[Cardassian]] • [[Jem'Hadar]] • [[Romulan]] • [[Vorta]] • [[Vulcan]]
 
{{ref}} [[Alpha Centauran]] • [[Andorian]] • [[Cardassian]] • [[Jem'Hadar]] • [[Romulan]] • [[Vorta]] • [[Vulcan]]
   
 
===States and organizations===
 
===States and organizations===
 
:[[Allied Ninth Fleet]] • [[Bajoran Militia]] • [[House of Kultan]] • [[House of Martok]] • [[Katai]] • [[Klingon Empire]] • [[Klingon Defense Force]] • [[Starfleet]] • [[United Federation of Planets]] • [[Yan-Isleth]]
 
:[[Allied Ninth Fleet]] • [[Bajoran Militia]] • [[House of Kultan]] • [[House of Martok]] • [[Katai]] • [[Klingon Empire]] • [[Klingon Defense Force]] • [[Starfleet]] • [[United Federation of Planets]] • [[Yan-Isleth]]
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{{ref}} [[Celestial Board]] • [[Celestial Secretarial Pool]] • [[Dominion]] • [[Federation Alliance]] • [[Federation Council]] • [[Romulan Senate]] • [[Romulan Star Empire]]
 
{{ref}} [[Celestial Board]] • [[Celestial Secretarial Pool]] • [[Dominion]] • [[Federation Alliance]] • [[Federation Council]] • [[Romulan Senate]] • [[Romulan Star Empire]]
   
 
===Other references===
 
===Other references===
:[[Antarean torekadora dance]] • [[baba yaga]] • [[bacon]] • [[Barge of the Dead]] • [[Bat'leth]] • [[Battle of Cardassia]] • [[Battle of Tcha'voth]] • [[beer]] • [[biological weapon]] • [[borscht]] • [[ch'tak]] • [[cha'ta'rok]] • [[Columns of Koloth]] • [[Constitution class]] • [[Cordine Orange]] • [[D'deridex class|''D'deridex''-class]] • [[dagh]] • [[Dahar Master]] • [[DiHnaq]] • [[Dominion War]] • [[draq tape]] • [[Emissary of the Prophets]] • [[Eternal Bankruptcy]] • [[Fek'lhrakt]] • [[Ferengi language]] • ''[[Fool's Song]]'' • [[frax]] • [[frinx]] • [[gagh]] • [[genTag]] • [[ghIntaq (title)|ghIntaq]] • [[gon]] • [[graq]] • [[Hand of Kahless]] • [[hoverbike]] • [[iron thorn tree]] • [[jackal]] • ''[[jajlo'Sto-Vo-Kor]]'' • [[Jarq]] • [[jybok]] • [[K'pekt]] • ''[[Kahless and Lukara]]'' • [[ka'Tarlk]] • [[Kl'Vokian forces]] • [[kr'mact]] • [[Kr'tach]] • [[kelbonite]] • [[Khac]] • [[Khitomer Accords]] • [[Klingonese]] • [[Klingon Civil War]] • [[Klingon opera]] • [[lion]] • ''[[Malsandra's Death]]'' • [[Mek'leth]] • [[mIn]] • [[n'Drel ground car]] • [[Newtonian forces]] • [[oil]] • [[Oort cloud]] • [[P and L statement]] • [[PADD]] • [[peppadugh spice]] • ''[[Pinocchio]]'' • [[puja butter]] • [[Qieltau]] • [[quartz]] • [[raktajino]] • [[Rings of Narath-anazhe]] • [[rune-verse]] • [[scorra grass]] • [[seloh]] • [[shum]] • [[skritz]] • [[spear]] • [[Sporak 460]] • [[stod]] • [[Sword of Kahless]] • [[tak (insect)|tak]] • [[thermocrete]] • [[tika cat]] • [[var'hama candle]] • [[Vor'cha class|''Vor'cha''-class]] • [[witch]] • [[wizard]] • [[wolf]]
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:[[Antarean torekadora dance]] • [[baba yaga]] • [[bacon]] • [[Barge of the Dead]] • [[Bat'leth]] • [[Battle of Cardassia]] • [[Battle of Tcha'voth]] • [[beer]] • [[biological weapon]] • [[borscht]] • [[ch'tak]] • [[cha'ta'rok]] • [[Columns of Koloth]] • [[Constitution class]] • [[Cordine Orange]] • [[D'deridex class|''D'deridex''-class]] • [[dagh]] • [[Dahar Master]] • [[DiHnaq]] • [[Dominion War]] • [[draq tape]] • [[Emissary of the Prophets]] • [[Eternal Bankruptcy]] • [[Fek'lhrakt]] • [[Ferengi language]] • [[Ferengi Rule of Acquisition]] • ''[[Fool's Song]]'' • [[frax]] • [[frinx]] • [[gagh]] • [[genTag]] • [[ghIntaq (title)|ghIntaq]] • [[gon]] • [[graq]] • [[Hand of Kahless]] • [[hoverbike]] • [[iron thorn tree]] • [[jackal]] • ''[[jajlo'Sto-Vo-Kor]]'' • [[Jarq]] • [[jybok]] • [[K'pekt]] • ''[[Kahless and Lukara]]'' • [[ka'Tarlk]] • [[Kl'Vokian forces]] • [[kr'mact]] • [[Kr'tach]] • [[kelbonite]] • [[Khac]] • [[Khitomer Accords]] • [[Klingonese]] • [[Klingon Civil War]] • [[Klingon opera]] • [[lion]] • ''[[Malsandra's Death]]'' • [[Mek'leth]] • [[mIn]] • [[n'Drel ground car]] • [[Newtonian forces]] • [[oil]] • [[Oort cloud]] • [[P and L statement]] • [[PADD]] • [[peppadugh spice]] • ''[[Pinocchio]]'' • [[puja butter]] • [[Qieltau]] • [[quartz]] • [[raktajino]] • [[Rings of Narath-anazhe]] • [[rune-verse]] • [[sabre bear]] • [[scorra grass]] • [[seloh]] • [[shum]] • [[skritz]] • [[spear]] • [[Sporak 460]] • [[stod]] • [[Sword of Kahless]] • [[tak (insect)|tak]] • [[thermocrete]] • [[tika cat]] • [[var'hama candle]] • [[Vor'cha class|''Vor'cha''-class]] • [[witch]] • [[wizard]] • [[wolf]]
 
==Chronology==
 
   
 
==Appendices==
 
==Appendices==
===Connections===
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===Related stories===
*The aftermath of these novels has been mentioned in the [[Star Trek: Klingon Empire]] novels.
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* The aftermath of these novels has been mentioned in the [[Star Trek: Klingon Empire]] novels.
*The events of these novels were referenced in {{n|VOY|{{nd|Full Circle}}}} and {{n|ST|A Singular Destiny}}.
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* The events of these novels were referenced in {{n|VOY|{{nd|Full Circle}}}} and {{n|ST|A Singular Destiny}}.
*The House of Kultan were mentioned in the {{n|TLE|The Art of the Impossible}}.
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* The House of Kultan were mentioned in the {{n|TLE|The Art of the Impossible}}.
*Events in these novels were referenced by [[Martok]] in the {{ST|Destiny}} series.
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* Events in these novels were referenced by [[Martok]] in the {{ST|Destiny}} series.
   
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===Background===
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The novel was co-written by Jeffrey Lang and J.G. Hertzler, the actor who portrayed Martok on [[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]. As Lang explained in a post on [http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?p=9839371&postcount=20 Trekbbs] in July 2014, he was brought in at a later stage in the creative process, adding to and changing Hertzler's first draft:
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:''Writing Left Hand was a much different process (than ''[[Abyss]]''). J.G was much more involved. He developed a very detailed outline (with [[Marco Palmieri|Marco]]'s assistance, I believe) and wrote a first draft. The reason they brought me in was because 1.) J.G. had to go onto other projects and 2.) While his draft was fascinating, it wasn't exactly a novel. In fact, it read much more like a play -- a Shakespearean play, at that. All the characters spoke in very high-flown language and were bigger than life. It was exhilarating... and exhausting. As I recall -- and it's been a while -- I tried to reuse as much of J.G.'s prose as I could, but it was very difficult to incorporate. Key speeches were used, but I had to pretty much start over from chapter 1 and retool with an eye toward making it "novel-like." Inevitably, I ended up adding characters and scenes. I'm very proud of Pharh, the Ferengi character. He was all mine.''
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BooksEdit

Book TwoEdit

"The true test of a warrior is not without...it is within."
Sins of the past collide with hopes for the future as Martok fights for the right to lead the Klingon Empire. With the secret of his usurper exposed, the ousted chancellor and his ragtag band of followers embark on a desperate plan to retake the empire.
But while Worf, Ezri Dax, and the crew of the IKS Rotarran go in search of the Klingons' most revered icon of power, Martok is dealt the most crushing blow of all -- driving him to make his final stand on the ice-strewn cliffs of sacred Boreth. As that frozen world reverberates with the song of armies and bat'leths clashing, the mystery of Martok's past, and the future of the Klingon Empire, is revealed.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

AngwarB'TakBarnumAnnup BommuSam BowersDarokEzri DaxDrex, son of MartokGothmara, daughter of KultanGrot, son of AngwarHur'q 22Iris HumeJarounK'EhleyrK'mothK'mtecK'racK'TarKahless (clone)Kar-TelaKira NerysKorathKursLazhna, daughter of MartokLeskitLukaraM'KecMaapekManxMartok, son of UrthogMorjod, son of MartokNganeOkadoOrtakinPharhQ'rattRikuWilliam RossAlexander RozhenkoShen, daughter of MartokSithalaSirella, daughter of LinkasaStarnTamalTongWorf, son of Mogh
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Ag'helAktajJulian BashirBormaCaqChanToghCharakCh'TanCh'VrasDataDaxCurzon DaxJadzia DaxTorias DaxDeathMatthew DeckerEvuFateFek'lhrGortGothsparGowronGratachGreat AuditorIkat'ikaIshkaKahless the UnforgettableKarg (diplomat)KevasJames T. KirkKl'VokKlowKorKorothKultanLarokLinkasaLord of the DeadMa'AcyMarasaMarnaMawkMirtMogh, son of WorfMow'gaMubarakIsaac NewtonPadwaJean-Luc PicardQuirmReclawRikuRomHelena RozhenkoSergey RozhenkoShiVangBenjamin SiskoSmarkSor'chaSurakDeanna TroiT'ChenThruzenTodokhTor'ashUrthogV'TecZekZheffra

LocationsEdit

BorethBoreth MonasteryDeep Space 9Emperor's AmphitheaterQo'noSFederation EmbassyGreat HallGreat Victory ThoroughfareTaklar TempleKa'Toth plainsKetha lowlandsLake LursorLocal Service Road Number 82ShranaSlums of Tor'aq
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Alpha CentauriBajorCardassiaChak'okDivine TreasuryEarthFerenginarGamma QuadrantGre'thorHall of CommerceHellHromi ClusterIndiaInternment Camp 371Ja'GokorKri'stak volcanoMinskPraxisQuark'sRomulusSappora VIITrelka VTrillTy'GokorVault of Eternal DestitutionVeridian IIIVulcan

Starships and vehiclesEdit

IKS B'MothIKS Chak'taIKS Ch'TangIKS GothsparIKS Kem'AIKS KerlaLionIKS M'ganathMorjod's HammerIKS Negh'VarIKS OranthoIKS RotarranShenIKS Spear of KaltadIKS Ti'voHWardrobeWitchIKS Ya'Vang
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USS EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-DUSS Enterprise-EIKS GorkonUSS MekongFlare

Races and culturesEdit

BajoranFerengiHumanHur'qKlingonTrill
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Alpha CentauranAndorianCardassianJem'HadarRomulanVortaVulcan

States and organizationsEdit

Allied Ninth FleetBajoran MilitiaHouse of KultanHouse of MartokKataiKlingon EmpireKlingon Defense ForceStarfleetUnited Federation of PlanetsYan-Isleth
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Celestial BoardCelestial Secretarial PoolDominionFederation AllianceFederation CouncilRomulan SenateRomulan Star Empire

Other referencesEdit

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BackgroundEdit

The novel was co-written by Jeffrey Lang and J.G. Hertzler, the actor who portrayed Martok on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. As Lang explained in a post on Trekbbs in July 2014, he was brought in at a later stage in the creative process, adding to and changing Hertzler's first draft:

Writing Left Hand was a much different process (than Abyss). J.G was much more involved. He developed a very detailed outline (with Marco's assistance, I believe) and wrote a first draft. The reason they brought me in was because 1.) J.G. had to go onto other projects and 2.) While his draft was fascinating, it wasn't exactly a novel. In fact, it read much more like a play -- a Shakespearean play, at that. All the characters spoke in very high-flown language and were bigger than life. It was exhilarating... and exhausting. As I recall -- and it's been a while -- I tried to reuse as much of J.G.'s prose as I could, but it was very difficult to incorporate. Key speeches were used, but I had to pretty much start over from chapter 1 and retool with an eye toward making it "novel-like." Inevitably, I ended up adding characters and scenes. I'm very proud of Pharh, the Ferengi character. He was all mine.

ConnectionsEdit

published order
Previous novel:
Rising Son
DS9 novels
(Post-Finale)
Next novel:
Unity
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Double or Nothing
Pocket Next Adventure:
Second Star to the Right...
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2375.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
Bluff
2376
Epilogue
Next Adventure:
Diplomatic Implausibility
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

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