Also, i dont really remember seeing this but did any one else feel like the ds9 guys got the shaft in this one? really not even a mention on how ds9 was handling this, and where was the Defiant in all the fighting? it shoulda kicked some serious ass against the Borg; well at least i think it would have.
The DS9 novel line is still set four years before Destiny
. Leaving most of the DS9 cast out of the action was necessary to avoid spoiling plot developments in the DS9 novels. It would've "shafted" them more to spoil years' worth of stories yet to be told.