When tensions between the world powers boil over, the world is made into a complete wasteland when nuclear devices are deployed. Sister, a New York city bag lady, finds an amazing piece of glass in the rubble that has strange and wonderful powers. Joshua, a wrestler on the pro circuit who happened to be stopped at a mid western country gas station when the bombs fall, comes to the aid of Swan, a young girl with special powers. As the survivors struggle to make their way in this bleak new landscape, they find themselves caught in the final battle between good and evil.
As a long time fan of Mr. McCammon’s books, I was overjoyed to see Swan Song on the top 100 list for The Great American Read. But I had never read it – maybe the sheer size of the book? I decided to make it one of my summer reads, and boy, am I glad I did! Honestly, this book has everything you want in a good story – relatable characters, fast pace, adventure, a mission, redemption, love – and so much more! Don’t let the page count scare you away from this book. Trust me, you’ll enjoy each and every one. Sorry, Mr. McCammon, for waiting so long to read your book. And thank you for writing it.