From the Description:
On the edge of a barren Kansas landscape, an ex-wrestler called Black Frankenstein hears the cry..."Protect the Child!"---In the wasteland of New York City, a bag lady clutches a strange glass ring and feels magic coursing through her---Within an Idaho mountain, a survivalist compound lies in ruins, and a young boy learns how to kill.
In a wasteland born of nuclear rage, in a world of mutant animals and marauding armies, the last people on earth are now the first. Three bands of survivors journey toward destiny---drawn into the final struggle between annihilation and life!
They have survived the unsurvivable. Now the ultimate terror begins.
Post-apocalyptic books are some of my favorites and this book makes my top two. I was a teenager when I read this for the first time, and I have read it too many times to count since then. It grabs ahold of you from the first page so that you really don't want to put it down! One of the rare books that makes you cry with the characters, mad at the bad guys, and sad when it ends.
I adore this book!! I would give it my highest recommendation!