The Never-Ending Sacrifice

by Una McCormack
The Never-Ending Sacrifice - Una McCormack N/A

A boy looks up. He sees a Cardassian's hand on his shoulder and knows that this is usually a prelude to a beating or, if he is fortunate enough, arrest. The boy knows how many disappeared during the Occupation of Bajor. So he does the one thing he can think of: he bites the Cardassian. Then the nightmare begins.

He is ripped from the family that took him in as an orphan, clothed him, fed him, always loved him unconditionally. And no matter how earnest, how caring the commander of Deep Space 9 is, the boy knows this is all a horrible mistake. How can someone from Starfleet judge him by what he looks like, not by what he is? He prays to the Prophets; he is Bajoran. They all keep telling him that the test proves the large Cardassian man is his father, that the other Cardassian – that oily gul – took him away from his father. But the boy keeps telling them that he is Bajoran, he only wants to go home with his father. So they send Rugal home – to Cardassia.

On the homeworld of the Cardassian Union where sacrifice and devotion to the state are surpassed only by the government's need to keep its people in check, one very lonely boy discovers that if he doesn't resist, his life – like those of so many others – will be added to the tally of the never-ending sacrifice.

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Release date 2009
Details updated August 24, 2022

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine :: Series

Series contains 26 primary works and has 47 total works.

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The Siege (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2) N/A
Bloodletter (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #3) 6.00   1
The Big Game (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #4) N/A
Fallen Heroes (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #5) N/A
Betrayal (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #6) N/A
Warchild (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #7) N/A
Antimatter (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #8) N/A
Proud Helios (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #9) N/A
Valhalla (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #10) N/A
Devil in the Sky (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #11) N/A
The Laertian Gamble (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #12) 8.00   1
Station Rage (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #13) N/A
The Long Night (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #14) N/A
Objective: Bajor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #15) N/A
Time's Enemy (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #16) N/A
The Heart of the Warrior (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #17) N/A
Saratoga (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #18) N/A
The Tempest (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #19) N/A
Wrath of the Prophets (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #20) N/A
Trial by Error (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #21) N/A
Vengeance (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #22) N/A
The 34th Rule (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #23) 8.00   1
The Conquered (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #24) N/A
The Courageous (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #25) N/A
The Liberated (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #26) N/A
The Making of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine N/A
The Search N/A
The Way of the Warrior N/A
Warped N/A
Trials and Tribble-ations N/A
Final Episode: What You Leave Behind N/A
Avatar: Book One of Two N/A
Avatar: Book Two of Two N/A
Section 31: Abyss N/A
Rising Son N/A
Unity N/A
The Left Hand of Destiny: Book One N/A
The Left Hand of Destiny: Book Two N/A
Hollow Men N/A
Warpath N/A
Twist of Faith N/A
These Haunted Seas N/A
The Never-Ending Sacrifice N/A
The Missing N/A
Ascendance N/A
The Long Mirage N/A