From the back cover 
Kai Winn, the supreme spiritual leader of the Bajoran people, has never divulged what she personally did during the harsh and perilous days of the Occupation. But now, as alien warships fight to reclaim Deep Space 9, she cannot help recalling those bygone days—and her own private war against the alien oppressors.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the wormhole, Captain Sisko and the crew of the Defiant are stranded on an alien world overrun by ruthless invaders…



ArrkBarada VaiJulian BashirJadzia DaxDukatElim GarakHersaaka ToosJoson WabakKira NerysMigarMiles O'BrienOdoQuarkRuutBenjamin SiskoJake SiskoTina WeymouthWinn AdamiWorf
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Katsio BandoSamuel Taylor ColeridgeFinal AccountantKahless the UnforgettableKilikarriRiasha LyasVelda Reeks

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Amazon II (runabout) • USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • skimmer
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USS EnterpriseFreedom-classGalaxy-class


BajorDeep Space 9Heavenward Prayer SpaceportRiisRiis spaceportShiistirSierra-Bravo 112Sierra-Bravo 112-IISurface 92
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Cold SeaShakiristi River

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaBajoran ResistanceCardassian UnionLiberatedStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Obsidian Order

Science and technologyEdit

animalbrainfurholopictureholosuiteion trailkilometerminutephaserspyglasstimetransmittertricorderuniversal translator

Ranks and titlesEdit

ambassadorcaptainchiefcommanderconstabledoctorkailegatelieutenant commanderquartermastersoldier

Other referencesEdit

bickettBook of AmakirabloodwoodcameldepotfoodgrassherdliquormonsterOccupation of BajorplanetrocktechnologytiraktitaniumWars of First Expansion



published order
Previous novel:
The Conquered
DS9 numbered novels Next novel:
The Liberated
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Conquered
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Liberated
Previous Adventure:
The Conquered
Deep Space Nine Adventures Next Adventure:
The Liberated
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2373.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
The Conquered
Chapters 1; 6-8; 12 Section 1
Next Adventure:
The Liberated
Chapters 4 Section 3; Chapter 9 Section 1; Chapter 12 Section 2; Chapter 15 Section 1

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