This sequel did not disappoint (as sequels usually do!) Perhaps I've had more time with the characters now, but they've grown on me, especially Roar. I really enjoyed the setting of this book. Even though it takes place in post-apocalyptic times (i.e., the future)...it had such a pre-historic feel to it (and I love pre-historic stories like Clan of the Cave Bear.) It is an interesting concept to think that hundreds of years into the past could be so similar to hundreds of years into the future. I'm not sure if it's a statement the author intended to make, but I thought it was a powerful one nonetheless.