I found this novel to be both an enjoyable reading experience and an interesting look at the post-apocalyptic world. Fresh technological concepts were introduced throughout, and kept me intrigued. Although the story is told from Wilson's point of view, I enjoyed Badger's character immensely. She was portrayed as a formidable woman with fantastic survival skills, and who wasn't afraid to speak her mind. Yet, there was still an endearing quality to her personality which made this character full-rounded.
Secondary plot-lines also contributed to the pleasure of reading this novel. The relationship between Wilson and his mentor was an interesting blend of tension and mutual, yet grudging, respect. The skirmishes between opposing tribal villages, and the morality of the decisions each group made to ensure their existence was fascinating. This was a well-written, full-bodied tale of blooming love, a search for knowledge and the struggle of diverse societies to survive a threateningly realistic future."