"The Klingon Empire is dying... and I think it deserves to die."
With those words Lieutenant Ezri Dax propelled Lieutenant Command Worf to the mos fateful decision of his life- to vanquish Klingon leader Gowron in honorable combat and in his place install a low-born, one-eyed soldier of the empire who might lead their people back to the path of honor.
Under the weighty mantel of chancellor, General Martok led the forces of the empire to victory in the final Allied assault against the Dominion. Now, with Worf at his side as the newly appointed Federation ambassador to Qo'nos, Martok is at last coming home, bringing with him the hope of a bright new future for his people.
But the new chancellor's triumphant return to the Klingon homeworld is met by treachery and upheaval. As Demons of the general's past rise up, so too does a usurper to the Imperial Throne, one who knows exactly how to crush Martok and all who stand with him- and who won't be satisfied until they are ashes under the foundations of a new Klingon Empire.
The Left Hand of Destiny
Part of the tenth anniversary celebration of
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine