...Comment on the 'boycott' bit, though: Now that you know Janeway is only absent, and not killed, do you intend to go back and read some of what came out in the interim? Not only will this book be a bit confusing/empty without the backstory, but I think your protest deprived you of some of the better Trek books to come out in a while. The stuff written about her death may be more palatable knowing it's not permanent...
Full Circle was great, and seems a waste to jump back into the books now without seeing the whole Delta Quadrant mission.
Totally agree with this. Full Circle, Unworthy and Children of the Storm are great reads. Full Circle even features Janeway alive for big chunks. You really should check them out. IMO, you'll love KJ even more after reading them