“In those final days of a war in which there was no glory and the taste for killing was long past, multitudes of drawn and wasted soldiers set forth upon the battered countryside, their shoulders rounded and their clothes reeking of blood. They stepped over corpses twisting and decaying and some stopped to pick at the spoils while others, dull and thoughtless, threw down their weapons and shuffled ahead.”
This gem of a novel by D. B. Jackson is the real deal. He is able to effortlessly shift tone from black as night grimness to bone-deep heart-felt compassion.
We follow a few folk throughout this journey, some very bad, some good albeit relentless, and some that may be caught up in the between world of good and evil.
A truly must-read novel.