Even though the body count got a lot higher than I like, I enjoyed this thrilling adventure. Ecosystems. Scary ecosystems! Russian history. Soldiers. Bombs and monsters. Neat structures I did not want to see destroyed, but were anyway. Caves. Geography. Understandable hatred and vengeance. Nasty end of the world possibilities. There was a lot in this novel.
I loved the animal sketches in the back of the book. I loved the biology.
I did not know there was a prior book to this book which is a sequel to Fragment. Now that I know, I intend to read it also.