The Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is the third in a seriens of books exploring the planets and places surrounding DS9. The first story in this novel is about Ferenginar, the home world of the Ferengi.
Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed
In this story, Quark, Nog and Ro Laren travel to Feregenigar to visit Rom, currently the Grand Nagus of Feregenigar, and his very pregnant wife, Leeta. During this expedition, Rom's status of Grand Nagus is challenged by Brunt, of all people.
Brunt claims that Rom broke a marriage contract with his former wife and Nog's mother, Prinadora. The claim states that marriage contract is still in effect, and Rom broke this contract by marrying Leeta. Ro Laren, Quark and Nog investigate this claim by Brunt, using any means necessary. While the investigation is going on, Leeta has difficulties with her pregnancy. Brunt has a henchman talk the former Grand Nagus of Ferenginar, Zek, and his wife, Ishka, who is the Moogie (mother) of Quark and Rom return to Ferenginar from his retirement on Risa, to try to defame Rom and help Brunt into the role of Grand Nagus.
While Quark, Nog and Ro Laren investigate the defaming of Rom's good name, we learn more about the relationships between Quark and Ro, Rom and Prinadora, Rom and Leeta, and Nog and his mother, Prinadora, as well as giving us a great picture of Ferenginar and other Ferengi attitudes. Well written and very captivating, Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed is a great way to explore more about the Feregeni.
The second story in the novel is about the Dominion.
The Dominion: Olympus Descending
This story mostly revolves around Odo. It takes place after the end of the Dominion War. It is difficult to follow, one moment, you are on the Founders home world, at the Great Link, others. you are on DS9.
This story explores more about how the Great Link works and how the Founders communicate with each other. The main story is about why the Hundred were sent out among the stars, and what happens when some of them return to the Great Link. The Founders believe that there is one who created them, the Progenitor, and they also believe they have found the Progenitor.
Taran'atar, a Jem'Hadar, explores his own beliefs as the Founders explore theirs. In a side story, the author further explores the relationship between Odo and Kira Nerys. While exploring this relationship, we are transported back to an episode of DS9 where Odo and Nerys sit in Keiko's closet during a party and have a heart to heart conversation. We are given more information about what happened during that conversation.
This story is a great way to learn more about the Great Link and the Dominion, but is very confusing to read.
Title: Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine