PROUD HELIOS is an independent raider, a spacefaring pirate that has been attacking primarily Cardassian ships but lately has been branching out to other ships. Their activities are beginning to have an impact on the trade in the area, trade that the Bajorians desperately need to rebuild their ravaged economy. Sisko and his crew are soon involved in their search for this mysterious, aggravating vessel and find themselves in the unusual circumstance of having the same goal as the Cardassians.
This is the ninth novel in the DS9 series and is set in approximately season two. Not all the characterizations are as fully developed as they will be later on in the series nor are the relationships between the characters what they will become later on. For fans of the series, particularly those who enjoy the action of a space battle this one is an enjoyable read. For those fans who are more interested in the characters and in the various cultures represented on the station this one is a bit of a disappointment. The plot develops rather slowly and predictably with few surprises along the way. We learn nothing new about any of the characters and in fact fans of the series will be way ahead of the author.
Still PROUD HELIOS does not violate any 'facts' set down in the series - always a problem with tie-in novels. It is an fairly good addition to the series, just not an outstanding one.
- Mass Market Paperback: 277 pages
- Publisher: Star Trek (1 February 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671883909
- ISBN-13: 978-0671883904
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 2.5 x 17.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 22.7 g
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