But the characters in the book have no way of knowing that these first 11 cubes are only a lead up to an all out invasion.
You did read Greater Than the Sum
, as I recall, so you should know better. The Borg out-and-out told
the Federation that they were going to be annihilated.
For all the Federation knows, those 11 cubes were intended by the Borg to be capable of eradicating all life throughout the Federation.
After all, the Borg have never sent a multicube attack against the Federation (unless you count Vendetta and then it was only because of the threat presented by Planet Killer Mark II).
So an 11 cube attack might easily be seen as the sum total of the Borg assault.
That is one thing I have against all the recent Borg novels.
The characters all seem to have knowledge that they have no basis for having.
I'm curious as to why all the Borg novels have to be in the same continuity anyway.