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Honor can bear a painful price…

Ancient Blood is a Pocket TNG novel – the first novel in the Day of Honor series – written by Diane Carey. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in September 1997.


From the book jacket
To true Klingon warriors, no occasion is more sacred than the Day of Honor, when they pay homage to all that makes them Klingon. But honor demands its price…
Worf finds his honor tested when he goes undercover to infiltrate a planetary criminal network. How can he root out the corruption on Sindikash without resorting to deceit and treachery himself? Worf's dilemma is shared by his son Alexander, who searches for the true meaning of honor in his own Human heritage. Along with his son, Worf must confront deadly danger – and the inner struggles of his Klingon soul.

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Background information

  • The idea for Alexander to be the character experiencing the Day of Honor holiday; it was author Carey who decided to approach it from his Human ancestry, rather than his Klingon heritage. (Voyages of Imagination, p. 422)
  • This novel was given away free with Star Trek Monthly issue 32.


Alexander Rozhenko
Ensign Jensen
Mr Warren
Ensign Escobar
Commissioner Toledano
Ross Grant
Odette Khanty


American Revolution
When the admiral is asked why the inhabitants of Sindikash are called "Seniards" instead of "Sindikashians", he replies that the reasoning must be similar to why the inhabitants of France are called "French" instead of "Francians".
Royal Navy
Inhabitants of Sindikash.
Colony world.

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