Date: 31 May 2013 04:26 Title: Chapter 6
I'm really getting sucked into the story now! Though one thing which caught my eye in this chapter is that you said Sisko believed Quark helped Verad the first time out of malice. Perhaps I misread that but I always thought Quark helped Verad board the station purely out of greed.
Other than little inconsistency this story has a very good feel about it and has a considerable amount of focus and pace whilst not sacrificing any important opportunities for character development. I also like that there is a lot going on so half the fun is just working out who's doing what and what all the parties concerned want!
Author's Response: You must've misread it. The statement was, "At least Quark was acting out of selfish desire to make a huge profit RATHER THAN out of malice..."
Date: 27 Dec 2010 04:20 Title: Chapter 6
A game of cat and mouse is now to be played by Starfleet with one of their own. How can they do it without tipping their hand to Verad? Shall be interested to find out. Love the notion that Quark's is a Ferengi embassy to allow him to be able to sell and do business within the 'moneyless' Federation.
Author's Response: That arrangement was also established in the DS9 novel "Unity" when Quark thought he would no longer be useful on a station under complete Federation jurisdiction. I didn't buy the whole Quark and Ro romance though. Yes, the writers didn't want that relationship to be a carbon copy of Quark and Odo, but it still presents a dangerous conflict of interest.