I am waiting anxiously for this book to arrive. I honestly cannot say how I feel about the possible return of Janeway. I'd grown accustomed to her disappearance and there can be no question that with her absence, the other characters have grown. I mean, look at Chakotay and Kim. They've grown by leaps and bounds from their characterization in seven years on the television series. I give stellar props to Kirsten for this as she's given me hope that Harry can be something other than a doormat (Neelix, well, I'm not sure even she can do anything with him...lol).
I will reserve judgment until after I've read the novel. I have to say that so far, Kirsten can do no wrong. I adore all of her Voyager
literature thus far.