Our heroes from the first book are forced into leaving Eden due to a natural disaster. This time they have their daughter, Katie (6) to protect. Ralph, their dog, is also along for the trek! The family has been "sequestered" in Eden for a number of years. Little Katie has never encountered another person as her entire life has been spent in the woods. And, she is an expert in the knowledge of animals and shooting her little crossbow.
The trek is arduous and not without calamity. Ben's fall into the crevasse nearly stopped my heart! The maturity of Ben and Lila since book 1 is shown. Poor Lila has had more than her share of injuries during their time at Eden. She has learned to cope with them over a period of time...
Originally, they wanted to go to the Gulf Coast but finally decided on trying for a group in Yellowstone. Of course, information that is passed on to them is always 3rd or 4th hand, so it is not reliable. The one thing they keep hearing about, however, is the Evil! Wait until you read about their group and the intentions they have for mankind.
I thought it was an excellent book and I love the characters. There is joy, sorrow, reunions and a new beginning for all.
Most highly recommended. I was also delighted to read a book and not have to think about the errors that are normally found - so a big thank you to the author... Well done!