While the pace of this book was engaging, the premise was not. Progressive democrats invading NYC with their own mechanized militia? Then easily footnoted by a few special ops boys? Kind of laughable and, at best, overly simplistic.
I stuck with this book because I kept waiting for a second or third dimension to be revealed - some gritty contradiction perhaps, or actual character development.
The final affront is the afterword in which the author, lacking any real analysis, provides predictable right-ish political commentary. Should have quit while I was ahead.
This story was magical. The characters were fully realized and I loved them all, for their strengths and their flaws. The setting dazzled me and made my own snowy landscape glisten, the harshness and beauty of the book seemingly seeping off of the pages (or through the earbuds) and accumulating all around me. I appreciated the ending, fitting and maybe ambiguous. I was sorry when this tale ended. This audiobook is a gift. Enjoy.
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