Dash Rendar faked his death
AnI think I was angrier when Dash Rendar was killed in Shadows of the Empire
in Shadows of the Empire
Did Janeway's death help the franchise, not affect it, or hurt it? I think it hurt it by driving away fans who now refuse to buy books. Are they being stupid and missing out some great works by Kristen Beyer? Yes. Should the editors have expected that and not made the bonehead move? Also yes.
Nonsense. They attracted more readers by killing her off than they drove away. There is no such thing as bad publicity, and all the protesters did was raise awareness of the series and raise sales. Speaking for myself, I was completely done with Voyager
at the end of Spirit Walk
and picked up Full Circle
only because of the events of Before Dishonor
. Now, Voyager
is one of my favorite Trek book series.