"We're about to cross the point of no return. God help us; we're flying in the dark, and we don't know where the hell we're going."
Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the president of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival.
Swan Song is Robert McCammon's prescient and shocking vision of a post-apocalyptic nation, a grand epic of terror and, ultimately, renewal.
In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity. They include Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets... Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station... and Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels alongside Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with Swan's gifts. But the ancient force behind earth's devastation is scouring the walking wounded for recruits for its relentless army, beginning with Swan herself.
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Best novel since King's "The Stand"
I was looking for another great apocalyptic fiction novel like Stephen King’s epic, “The Stand” and I found it in “Swan Song.” If I didn’t know better, I’d swear that the same author wrote both books! It’s a long read, and has elements of horror, science fiction, war, reality, fantasy, drama, action, and even history (since the book was written 1989 and takes place after a cold war era). There’s good and evil, animal and human monsters, heroes and villains, all wrapped up in a real page turner. You’ll find yourself deeply invested in each of these well-developed characters - just like early King books - and horrified by what might happen to the human race when survival becomes a daily battle. It’s a dark, spooky, and violent novel, but I’ve enjoyed this book more than anything I’ve read in a long, long time! Spend the money, it's worth it!
I actually have two copies of the book and have read it at least 20 times. I downloaded it to my ipad and had the audiobook too. At least until I got a new I pad.
For some reason this book has kept me enthralled for many years.
I've read this book so many times my old print copy fell apart. If you're looking for a great story you won't be disappointed! I'm so thrilled it's finally in audio format!