So very, very good. Blew my mind. I loved how the novel started in the middle of the action, instead of the normal intro. (You know, the guys jump into a redoubt explore etc)
This novel is, of course, is very much centered around Mildred and her quest to rid herself of her Cannie disease.
As a back story, La Golondrina's tale was fantastic . Gives another really awesome explanation for the rise of cannibalism after Skydark.
Great title, great cover, great story. This one belongs in the top 5 Deathland books without a doubt. In fact it could easily fit in somewhere in the first fifteen books instead of being a more recent title. It shows that it is still possible to write a great book in the Deathlands tradition. That there is still life in this series despite some recent lapses. I will continue to pick over the new releases cautiously, however it appears that there are some gems out there that are worth reading.
Finally, hope for the future of this series...
Philipson is the most talented Deathlands writer to come around in a while and hopefully the editors will keep this in mind...
If you allow M.Philipson to write more Deathlands titles, we may forgive you for the Andy Boot books