Quick question: For the parts of the novel that take place after ST4, how much time passes and does it fit with DC Comics Vol. 2 showing Saavik eventually joining the bridge crew of the Enterprise-A?
By my estimates, they span about one year following (and including) The Voyage Home
. Saavik doesn't join the crew in the comics until after Sulu is promoted to the Excelsior
, which occurs 3 years before TUC, making it 2290, several years after TVH. So there's no problem making them fit.