I had bought this book a year ago and packed it away when I moved, but I am glad to have been reunited with it. Keith R.A. DeCandido has a unique writing style, one that makes the character jump out and talk, a style that you can picture in your mind. I have read other stories by this author in the SCE series and wasn't disappointed when reading this book.
Worf is a dynamic character in the STNG and DS-9 series for television and the transfer of what Michael Dorn brought to the character is evidenced in this book. Worf is promoted to ambassador to the Klingon Empire from the Federation. His first assignment is to the ice world of taD where a force of rebels on this world are wanting the Klingons off their planet. They have appealed to the Federation for recognition. Now, in lies the rub, how does Worf handle this situation?
Worf's loyalties to the Federation, yet keep the fragile peace with the Klingon Empire, and the inhabitants of taD all working toward a peaceful settlement. This book is filled with Klingon intrigue as both sides are working toward their respected ends. The Klingon Empire wants control and the rebels wanting the Klingon gone. Now, Worf has to weave a tenuous peace or the two sides will go to war.
In the book we get some of the characters background as to how they play with respect to Worf and how they think Worf got his position. But, with true Worf character, we see him carry out the ambassador roll and with honor. This is a well written story with good character rolls and a plot that along the way can be treacherous with pitfalls.
This was an enjoyable well thought out book and the characters are true to what we know. A fast read with plausibility.
Buy and enjoy it.