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Inferno is a Pocket DS9 novel – the third novel in the Millennium trilogy – written by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in April 2000.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
Now begins the final battle of the Prophets and the Pah-wraiths within the nightmarish realm of nonlinear time – as the greatest epic adventure in the saga of Deep Space 9 reaches its staggering conclusion…
As predicted in ancient Bajoran texts, the Celestial Temple has been restored, ending normal space-time existence for all except Captain Benjamin Sisko and those trapped on the Starship USS Defiant and the Klingon warship Boreth. But as apocalyptic war rages between the Prophets and the Pah-wraiths, one last chance for survival beckons – a return to Deep Space 9.
Yet, in the realm of nonlinear time, it appears that there are two possible times at which Sisko and his allies can turn to the station: on the day of the Cardassian Withdrawal, or on the day six years later when DS9 was destroyed. But which choice will lead to the triumph of the Prophets? And which to eternal victory for the Pah-wraiths? With time literally running out and the fate of the universe in his hands, Sisko now must confront his own personal inferno-in order to change the past and restore the present, he must be ready to make the ultimate sacrifice… his future…

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Characters Edit

Benjamin Sisko
Sisko considered turning down the Deep Space 9 assignment in favor of a teaching job at Rutgers University.
This is most likely an in-joke, as Avery Brooks attended Rutgers, and later became a theater arts professor.

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The War of the Prophets Pocket DS9
Unnumbered novels
Prophecy and Change
Millennium  Final novel in series
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