"An ancient evil roams the desolate landscape of an America ravaged by nuclear war.
He is the Man with the Scarlet Eye, a malevolent force that feeds on the dark desires of the countless followers he has gathered into his service. His only desire is to find a special child named Swan -- and destroy her. But those who would protect the girl are determined to fight for what is left of the world and their souls.
In a wasteland born of rage, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, the last survivors on earth have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of humanity...."
Swan Song is a classic for our generation. It is a story of good versus evil, God versus the Devil and mans willingness to adapt and evolve even when it looks like they should give up.
The characters are either extremely likeable or extremely dis-likable. The are written with a lot of depth.
Mr McCammon builds a world that is so realistic, that you can just see this happening sometime to us in the near future.
One can compare this novel to the book "The Stand" and I would even recommend that you read them back to back if you really want something to make you cringe at the slightest noises.
"Swan Song" was the first of the apocalyptic type novels that I have ever read and I read it soon after it came out. But, it has certainly withstood the passage of time since I just re-read it and can still find new things in it to make me shiver in my boots. And, it will remain a favorite of mine no matter how much time passes.