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The Left Hand of Destinyby J. G. Hertzler
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""The Klingon Empire is dying...and I think it deserves to die."" With those words, Lieutenant Ezri Dax propelled Lieutenant Commander Worf to the most fateful decision of his life — to vanquish Klingon leader Gowron in honorable combat and install in his place a low-born, one-eyed soldier of the empire who might lead their people back to the path of honor. Under the weighty mantle of chancellor, General Martok led the forces of the empire to victory in the final Allied assault against the Dominion. Now, with Worf at his side as the newly appointed Federation ambassador to Qo'noS, Martok at last is coming home, bringing with him the hope of a bright new future for his people. But the new chancellor's triumphant return to the Klingon homeworld is met by treachery and upheaval. As the demons of the general's past rise up, so too does a usurper to the Imperial Throne, one who knows exactly how to crush Martok and all who stand with him — and who won't be satisfied until they are ashes under thefoundation of a new Klingon Empire.
In a story inspired by Arthurian legend, Klingon Chancellor Martok and Worf return to the Klingon world after the Dominion War only to face rebellion and civil war. As popular Klingons from numerous Star Trek episodes flock to Martok's banner, their enemy reveals himself — Martok's own bastard son, conceived in an insidious plot to destroy the general and his empire once and for all.
The price of victory has been high. In the aftermath of the Dominion War, the Klingon General Martok, newly acclaimed Chancellor of the Klingon Empire, returns to the homeworld together with his adopted kinsman, Worf. They find a society splintered into factions and seething with unrest.
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