Arlington Hts., IL: Dark Harvest, 1989. 608 pp. 7 1/4 x 10 1/4"; Limited Deluxe First Edition of 650 copies, this being #198. Green cloth slipcase with just a hint of rubbing in near fine condition and illustrated dustjacket in fine condition; Immaculate, tight, appears new and unread. Green boards, green endpapers, signatures of McCammon and artist on colophon, in fine condition.
I believe that the description from the Pocket Books paperback edition (first edition) describes the book very well: An epic journey of terror across a land seething with unspeakable horrors. America! Haunted by an evil whose time has finally come. This post-apocalyptic novel is often compared the Stephen King's, "The Stand". Both are weighty books and are about mankind's struggle in a devastated world. Robert McCammon liked the illustrations done for this edition of the book. He felt that Charles and Wendy Lang visualized the scenes in great detail and added an extra dimension of quality to his work. Swan Song was the co-winner of the 1987 Bram Stoker Award and nominated for the 1988 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.