Locus: One of McCammon’s great achievements in this novel is the horrifying sense he conveys of humanity reduced to the equivalent of so many ants in a field, being stomped on by warring combatants. The scenes of battle between the two armies and the firepower and weapons they yield are spectacular and vivid. […] Readers familiar with Stinger will find that many of the relationships, interactions, and plot twists in that novel resonate with those in The Border, though without directly paralleling them. It’s a credit to McCammon’s craft as a writer that two books separated by almost 30 years show such a consistency of vision and imagination.
Read the full review of The Border in this month’s Locus.