“Don’t do anything foolish.” “I’m afraid I already have.”
Even better than the first of this series, The Emperor’s Railroad, even though this offering also features zombies (and ghouls). Haley is a gifted storyteller. As Quinn leads a band into the heart of a devastated Dreaming City, the reader discovers more about the history, biology, theology, and dynamics of life in this post-apocalyptic world.
“Once you take death out of the equation, there isn’t much to be frightened of.”
The too-good-to-be-true quasi-hero Quinn returns, but his female opposite number is a richer, more complicated character. Other characters add depth. The plot is linear and the action almost non-stop. I gave back the star I subtracted for zombies in the first book … because.
“All the evil I have seen in my life has been perpetrated by those acting in God’s name, not by God.”