YMMV: Swan Song
- Ending Fatigue: The second half of the book starts to drag.
- Nightmare Fuel: McCammon does not pull any punches with his descriptions of anything, including hacked-apart murder victims, the effects of radiation, and a lot of lingering on the smell of decay.
- Purity Sue: Swan. Gets a bit old near the end of the book.
- Squick: Especially the descriptions about people who died in the explosion or were later murdered.
- Nightmare Fuel
- Moral Event Horizon: What are you prepared to do in order to survive?
- Takuma becomes even worse. While his extreme actions could at first be considered justified because it was a matter of survival, he later starts killing and raping people just for the hell of it. In case you somehow missed the memo, the scene where he and his men gang rape Hibari and mutilate Tsukasa really drives it in.