Optimistic me doesn't think this is was the finale of Voyager.
The series experiences a creative height, much of the Delta Quadrant is still unexplored and/or needs to be revisited and there is also an ongoing story arc, namely: Meegan. Barclay had an enlightening conversation with Demeter's
CO early in the book.
= sequel hook
I just hope we don't have to wait another year to get the next VOY novel. When is the next significant anniversary due? I could see an anthology were several small missions/stories cover interesting places in the DQ.