I'm going to have to eat my own words I said before the book came out. Beyer REALLY hit all the points I wanted in a Voyager book. I wanted more ships in the Full Circle fleet and I got that, I wanted to see some of the more interesting Delta quadrant species returning and I really got that. I gave it an outstanding mark. This book had everything I wanted in a Trek book. Exploration, discovery, politics, some action and most of all it really made use of the Trek universe. One of my major gripes about some Trek books is they don't make full use of the rich and full lore of Star Trek. Beyer did. She went to the Beta, Alpha, and Delta quadrants, we even learn of the fates of the Naomi Wildman and Echip. Beyer really knows how to write what characters are feeling. I really like that about Beyer. That scene with Janeway and the older counselor was really well done. One of the few things I didn't enjoy was when she focuses a bit too much and long on a relationship and how they feeling. But, when it's just getting stale it turns and a new plot development occurs. I wasn't too fond of how it ended, with a mystery. Maybe it's just because I want more now, but I guess we'll have to wait. Although, overall, the book left me with a satisfied positive ending. One thing I didn't understand was why Vorik and Tuvok were withdrawn, almost bitter? Its been a while since I read the last books but is it because they thought she was dead and now she's back? and they don't know how to deal with it since they accepted her death?.