Trek Lit Reviews has a review up for Christie Golden‘s “Star Trek: Voyager: Spirit Walk Book 1: Old Wounds“:
Following on from Homecoming and The Farther Shore, this novel represents a new beginning for Voyager: Chakotay is now her commanding officer, and the ship is about to begin her mission as just another “ship of the line” in the Alpha Quadrant, a stark contrast to her days on the far side of galaxy. Aboard Voyager is a mix of old-guard crew who remained on the ship following her return to Federation space, as well as new crew members who have since joined the ship. This dynamic was quite interesting, as there is a certain amount of tension between the two groups. The old-guard resent the new crew members who didn’t experience the hardships of their voyage through the Delta Quadrant, while the new arrivals resent the Voyager crew members who didn’t experience the horrors of the Dominion War. This sets up an interesting parallel to the early days of Voyager when tensions were high among the Starfleet crew and the Maquis crew inherited from Chakotay’s ship.