World Fantasy award-winning, best-selling author Robert McCammon makes a triumphant return to the epic horror and apocalyptic tone reminiscent of his books Swan Song and Stinger in this gripping new novel, The Border, a saga of an Earth devastated by a war between two marauding alien civilizations.
But it is not just the living ships of the monstrous Gorgons or the motion-blurred shock troops of the armored Cyphers that endanger the holdouts in the human bastion of Panther Ridge. The world itself has turned against the handful of survivors, as one by one they succumb to despair and suicide or, even worse, are transformed by otherworldly pollution into hideous Gray Men, cannibalistic mutants driven by insatiable hunger. Into these desperate circumstances comes an amnesiac teenaged boy who names himself Ethan - a boy who must overcome mistrust and suspicion to master unknowable powers that may prove to be the last hope for humanity's salvation. Those same powers make Ethan a threat to the warring aliens, long used to fearing only each other, and thrust him and his comrades into ever more perilous circumstances.
A major new novel from the unparalleled imagination of Robert McCammon, this dark epic of survival will both thrill listeners and make them fall in love with his work all over again.
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Massive storyline, told in an intimate way
I've not read the print version but both mediums have their benefits.
The entire concept really grabbed me from the start. We've heard countless stories of aliens invading Earth to fight humans, but the idea of two different races fighting over the territory grabbed my imagination from the start. McCammon was also able to cleverly work the story so that the bigger picture could gradually become clear without the use of expositional narration.
Not sure, but he was excellent. It must've been a real challenge with the amount of characters but he handled it really well without anyone sounding a bit ambiguous.
Robert McCammon is an author with one of the best imaginations out there. Every book of his that I've read has been absolutely first class.