For other uses, see Honor Bound.
Honor Bound is the second Star Trek: IKS Gorkon novel by Keith R.A. DeCandido, published by Pocket Books in 2003.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

From the back cover


The Order of the Bat'leth: founded after Kahless's ascension to Sto-Vo-Kor, the Order was tasked with rooting out dishonorable behavior and spreading the word of Kahless to the Klingon people. In the subsequent millennium, the Order has become more ceremonial, but now Chancellor Martok has called the Order back to its original function -- to preserve the cause of honor.

Captain Klag of the I.K.S. Gorkon -- the newest inductee into the Order -- has given his word to the Children of San-Tarah that the Klingon Empire will leave them in peace. But Klag's old rival General Talak has ordered him to go back on his word and aid Talak in conquering the San-Tarah's world. Now Klag must stand against his fellow Klingons -- but will even his fellow members of the Order of the Bat'leth, not to mention his own crew, follow him into disobedience? Or will they betray him to Talak?

The crew of the Gorkon faces its greatest trial in a glorious adventure that will be remembered in song and story throughout the Empire!


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AnkaraAvokB'EdraB'OraqB'YrakDaqsetDavokDorrekG'jothGoranGrakalHevnaH'TaHussKlag, son of M'RaqKlarisKornanKoxxK'RatakKrevorKurakK'VadaLeskitLokorMarisMartokMorrRodek, son of NoggraTalakToqTrantTriakT'visVekmaVighVokWolWorwagYivogh
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Children of San-TarahEdit


Starships and vehiclesEdit

IKS AkuaIKS Ch'marqIKS GogamIKS GorkonIKS Gro'kanIKS JorIKS KalpakIKS KhichIKS K'mpecIKS KreltekIKS NukmayIKS QovinIKS SlivinIKS TagakIKS TajIKS ViddIKS VornarBirok-classKaras-classK'Vort-classQang-classVakk-classVor'cha-class
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USS AldrinUSS DefiantUSS Enterprise-DUSS Enterprise-EIKS Hegh'taIKS Kri'stakIKS Rotarran


GaltranKavrot sectorKavrot loSmaH SochKavrot 47San-Tarah
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Avenal VIIBrenlekDeep Space 9Ty'Gokor

Races and culturesEdit

Children of San-TarahKlingon
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States and organizationsEdit

Klingon Defense ForceKlingon EmpireHouse of K'TalHouse of M'RaqOrder of the Bat'lethRuling PackHouse of Varrin
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Other referencesEdit

Baseballbekkbok-ratbolmaqBurning Hearts of Qo'noSDominion WarDon't Speak" • "The Dream of Fire" • Great Housesgrishnar catjatyInKalmat's ManeuverkellinitekoltaniumMauk-to'VorQaS DevwI'san-reakSto-Vo-Korsubspace eddiestaknaruridium • "The Vision of Judgment" • "Warriors of the Deep Winter" • yIntagh


Related stories Edit

Star Trek: Klingon Empire stories
Novels A Good Day to DieHonor BoundEnemy TerritoryA Burning House
Short stories "A Song Well Sung" • "loDnI'pu' vavpu' je" • "Family Matters"
Preceding stories Diplomatic Implausibility • "The Final Artifact"

Timeline Edit

This novel is set in October of 2376 and begins eight and a half months after the final DS9 episode: "What You Leave Behind".

published order
Previous novel:
A Good Day to Die
Gorkon novels Next novel:
Enemy Territory
Previous story:
A Good Day to Die
Stories by:
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Next story:
The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Rising Son
Chapter 15
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:

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