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.



ChakotayThe DoctorImbroKathryn JanewayKesHarry KimNeelixTom ParisRenehanB'Elanna TorresTuvok
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The CaretakerOdo


Delta QuadrantMilky Way
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Deep Space 9Gamma Quadrant

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USS Voyager (Intrepid-class starship)

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MaquisStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Kazon-OglaStarfleet Academy

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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
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Journey of the USS Voyager Next Adventure:

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