Destiny Run, the second in the new Outlanders series is as good as the first one, but in different ways. The characters are developed more, with some fascinating mystical elements that remind me of the better X-Files episodes.Though Outlanders is a sequel to Deathlands, it stands on its own and can't really be compared. One of the improvements over Deathlands are more complicated, faster-moving plots with lots of rich background detail. The women characters really stand out, too.As a female, though I enjoy Deathlands, a lot of the books had very little for women readers. This is not the case in either of the Outlanders novels.I really enjoy this series and look forward to new books. I urge anybody who enjoys fast-paced adventure novels with interesting heroes to pick this series up. I hope it lasts, because I'm hooked!