Very nice work, first believable book I've read that involved the animal mutations. Excellent story as usual although a little mixed up and difficult to fallow. Liked the story, the ending was apt and in keeping with the mystical theme running through the story. A couple of points that detracted from the overall excellence of the novel; in my Kindle version, one entire page was missing, just blank. On page 192, I think, hearing, feeling, sensing better in the forests if "walking slowly and stopping often", true but then he spoiled it by specifying 100 yards as an appropriate distance! Figured it must have been an oversight as any still hunter would tell you. Ten FEET would be the proper distance normally, if not shorter given the ground being covered. Again I highly recommend this book to any lover of the outdoors, reading it gives one the sense of being there. I appreciate it, being just shy of 76 years young, I don't get out in the mountains like I used to do. Keep them coming.