Wow, this book drags early. I've slogged through almost 160 pages and nothing is happening. A couple of decent action sequences, but the characters are without definition, the dialog is forced and Nurse Mercy is getting by on the kindness of others in a world where kindness should be impossible to find. Just once I'd like to see Mercy have to actually think or act her way through a problem rather than having people just randomly give her stuff. I hear that it picks up soon, but I'm getting impatient.