An ancient evil roams the blasted, nightmare country, an evil as old as time. He is the Man with the Scarlet Eye, the Man of Many Faces, gathering under his power the forces of human greed and madness. He is seeking to destroy a child, the one called Swan.
From Robert R. McCammon, one of the living masters of horror, comes a stunning tale of sheer fright and power where the end of the world is just the beginning of mankind's ultimate struggle. @goodreads
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There are so many people I fell in love with in the book. Also, Mule and Killer! Let's just begin. . .
The book is about us stupid humans trying to bomb each other into extinction, but I digress.
I fell in love with Sister Creep, Swan and Josh. I also loved Artie and Paul and Mule and Killer and . . . . there are so many.
We start out with each person's story, where they are in the world and what is going on when the shite hits the fan. And how they all come together at some point in the book.
Swan is living with her mom and the latest boyfriend when they leave and decide to go to another state for reasons. Josh is a gynormous wrestler that is finished with his latest match and is traveling to the next state. Sister Creep is just preaching and wandering around doing her thing (she's homelesss). The people I was the least interested in, were Macklin and Roland, they were doing their military stuff and they were pretty much evil. The devil/demon/man/thing is watching a movie about death and destruction over and over at the theater.
The story then takes us to what happens after everything hits and what every one is doing after the fact.
Sister meets up with Artie who was at a shoe convention. Artie and Sister decide to travel together and on their way out of town, Sister finds this piece of glass with diamonds and stuff in it outside of Tiffany's. Correction - what used to be Tiffany's. She finds some other stuff too but this is a magical ring/crown/ thing. The ring can make you see things when you hold it. This is what sets Sister on a goal, she sees something inside every time she touches it. She being led somewhere. Other people can touch it and see different things, like food or water and they feel better. It's like it really happened. And of course the evil man wants it for himself. He knows what the ring, Sister and Swan can do with it.
Meanwhile, Josh stops at a gas station and ends up meeting Swan and her mom there. They all end up buried underground in PawPaw's little home below the ground. There is a reason why he lives under his store and it will tell you in the book. They stay down there for quite some time before a little gopher shows them a way out.
The main thing is that Sister and Artie and Swan and Josh all meet new people on their travels. Some are not very nice of course and others are great. Some that you love part ways and others take their places. People are killed, I mean you know that's going to happen. Swan and Josh pick up Killer and Mule along the way. They are the horse and the dog.
Sister is out to find Swan, but she's not sure for years who or what it is she's actually supposed to find. I mean seven years traveling across the country trying to find one person with the demon on your tail.
Swan, Josh, Mule and Killer actually start traveling with an old clown named Rusty. There are just so many things to the story that you can't even imagine or even talk about in a review.
I can tell you that this story made me cry and it didn't get boring to me accept when ole Roland and Macklin came into it. I don't know, it was just me. I didn't like them. I would read it and want to hurry to the better parts of the book. If your worried about reading a tome like this one then don't. The chapters are short and they move from person to person, but it's not confusing in the least. One chapter will leave you on a cliffhanger and change to something else going on in the world. Lol
It doesn't matter, I loved it and I hope anyone else that reads it loves it too.
♥ For Mule and Killer, you were around for many years you sweet babies, in the middle of a war to boot!
The second part of the book takes place 7 years later and there is all kinds of weird stuff going on with Swan and Sister. I can't tell you what all, just read it! READ IT!
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