Award-winning fantasy writer Robert McCammon returns to post-apocalyptic, sci-fi/horror genre he helped popularize with his 1987 blockbuster, Swan Song. Like Swan Song, The Border is a fun and fast-paced saga centered around a group of end-of-the-world survivors who have banded together in an effort to keep themselves alive another day.
This time around, Earth has become a perilous wasteland, destroyed Independence Day-style two years prior by two warring alien civilizations. We meet Ethan, a teenaged boy with no memories yet possessing mysterious powers. Ethan stumbles upon a group of survivors holed up in a makeshift fortress called Panther Ridge. As Ethan strives to earn the trust of the Panther Ridge inhabitants and to find out who--or what--he really is, it becomes apparent that his growing powers, wherever they come from, may be the key to saving humanity. But these same powers also now make him a threat to the two hostile aliens, who both suddenly take a deadly interest in Ethan and his allies.
Engrossing and well-plotted, The Border is filled with believable characters and set against an evocative war-torn background. Fans of similar epic sci-fi/horror books, such as Stephen King's The Stand or even The Walking Dead, will enjoy The Border.
Recommended by Leah Staab