What secrets lurk on a strange world?


Desperately in need of vital nutritional supplies, the crew of the USS Voyager must risk dealing with an enigmatic race known as the Kirse, legendary for the bountiful crops of their world—and for their secretive ways. Despite Neelix's warnings, Captain Janeway leads an away team to the Kirse homeworld.
But when the hostile Andirrim attack the Kirse, Janeway finds herself caught in a deadly situation. Forced to fight alongside the Kirse, Janeway and her crew can only hope that their strange, new allies are not more dangerous than their common foe.



AdamantChakotayThe DoctorKathryn JanewayJenarKarlockKesHarry KimLaekMacedaMcCabeNeelixNight-whispersPaoTom ParisQuaranteRenehanThilo RevekJoie SakhlovaSeafireNal Sii'anB'Elanna TorresTuvokYoshikounnamed Andirrimunnamed Kirse
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Delta QuadrantKirse planetKirse systemLakeside fieldsMilky Way
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Andirrim homeworldDeep Space 9Delphis IVEarthGamma QuadrantHellunnamed planets

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Andirrim fighter (fighter) • Andirrim flagshipAndirrim shuttle (shuttle) • main attack shuttleUSS Voyager (Intrepid-class)

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

MaquisStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Kazon-OglaStarfleet Academy

Science and technologyEdit

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Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralastronomercaptainchiefchief engineercommandercopilotdoctorengineerfirst officergulhelmsmanmedicsecurity chiefsecurity officersenior officersoldiertechnician

Other referencesEdit

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  • The artwork for this novel's cover was altered to use a photorealistic depiction of Captain Kathryn Janeway, while foreign translations use an illustration of her.



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Bless the Beasts
Voyager numbered novels Next novel:
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Previous Adventure:
Trapped in Time
chapters 1-3; 12-13
Pocket Next Adventure:
Previous Adventure:
Journey of the USS Voyager Next Adventure:

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