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This is the aftermath of the final Borg war. I highly recommend reading the Star Trek: Destiny series and TNG: Greater Than The Sum before picking this one up.
The style of the book is disjointed. I think the style is meant to reflect how incohesive the Federation has become after years of major wars (The Dominion and The Borg). It's confusing at first but the book comes together by the end.
It is nice to see some of my old favourites but I think the recent relaunch books have taken Ezri Dax in a direction that I have difficulty picturing Nicole de Boer playing. She was a very young character and I don't know that this book in particular is portraying her with realistic character development.
A new character, Sonek Pran, is brought into the relaunch series. I don't know if he's a one-time character or he'll continue. While he is likeable, he is a little too...I don't know, "Federation" for lack of a good description. He and his family are too functional for a society that is suffering from the issues that major wars will bring.
With all of that, it still leaves me looking forward to what these creative Star Trek writers are cooking up for the next relaunch books!