Lynx didn't you like the HAPPY Kes in The Eternal Tide?
Well, at least it's better than "Fury" and the scenario there. No humiliation and destruction of the character and I'm very happy for that.
But I must admit that it isn't the scenario I would like to have. No matter how good written the books are, they can never be compared to the books written during seasons 1, 2 and 3. At least not for me.
With the current scenario in the Voyager books, I think that I would have appreciated the books a lot more if there had been a new ship with new characters who were exploring the Delta Quadrant.