^^I don't think that's an accurate characterization of what happened to the Borg anyway.
Maybe so, but from what was written within the book and from what Hernandez
says to Picard
on page 387, thats the impression I got
Finally, Picard looked at Hernandez, "You're not disbanding the Collective... are you captain?"
"No" Hernandez said. "We're assimilating them."
Now I could be completely off base with what I originally said, but given the above quote and the way Hernandez
had previously described the collective, they were freed and in a way were assimilated into the Calier