I just finished reading the novel.
A pretty good read.
Though, one thing that I noticed (although I may have simply overlooked it) was that they never established exactly why was the NX-07's hull showing up signs of being 2 thousand years old.
To me it seemed as if that little tidbit was simply... dropped, or I somehow missed it.
Missed it - it gets a technobabble explanation on page 88-89. Glad you liked it!