The City of Mirrors

The City of Mirrors

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"A thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction."?Stephen King You followed The Passage . You faced The Twelve . Now enter The City of Mirrors for the final reckoning. As the bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale, Justin Cronin's band of hardened survivors await the second coming of unspeakable darkness. The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place? The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew?and daring to dream of a hopeful future. But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy?humanity's only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him. One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate. Advance praise for The City of Mirrors "Justin Cronin's Passage trilogy is remarkable for the unremitting drive of its narrative, for the breathtaking sweep of its imagined future, and for the clear lucidity of its language." ?Stephen King "Superb . . . This conclusion to bestseller Cronin's apocalyptic thriller trilogy ends with all of the heartbreak, joy, and unexpected twists of fate that events in The Passage and The Twelve foreordained." ? Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Readers who have been patiently awaiting the conclusion to Cronin's sweeping postapocalyptic trilogy are richly rewarded with this epic, heart-wrenching novel. . . . Not only does this title bring the series to a thrilling and satisfying conclusion, but it also exhibits Cronin's moving exploration of love as both a destructive force and an elemental need, elevating this work among its dystopian peers." ? Library Journal (starred review) Praise for Justin Cronin "One of those rare authors who work on two different levels, blending elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills." ?Fort Worth Star-Telegram The Passage "Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King's apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy's The Road ." ? Time "Read this book and the ordinary world disappears." ?Stephen King "[A] big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night." ? The Dallas Morning News The Twelve "[A] literary superthriller, driven at once by character and plot." ?The New York Times Book Review "Gripping . . . Cronin [introduces] eerie new elements to his masterful mythology." ?The San Diego Union-Tribune "An undeniable and compelling epic . . . a complex narrative of flight and forgiveness, of great suffering and staggering loss, of terrible betrayals and incredible hope." ?Milwaukee Journal Sentinel From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2016
ISBN: 9780307702074
0307702073
030770209X
9780307702098
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Brick, Scott
Call Number: eAudio

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Mar 12, 2017

"Post-apocalyptic vampire story" doesn't do justice to Justin Cronin's series. It is that, but so much more - and The City of Mirrors is a satisfying conclusion to the saga. Like its predecessors, it challenges the reader to follow a large cast of characters in multiple time periods. Before you start this one, make sure you're up on what happened in the previous books. If it's been a while since you read The Twelve - it was for me - refreshing your memory with one of the synopses available online is a great way to catch up. You won't want to miss a beat as you follow these characters to their final destinations. Cronin is a literary master, and this third chapter contains some of the most lyrical, beautifully written scenes of the series. A fitting finish to a great achievement in modern fiction. Special shoutout to Scott Brick, who has to be one of the best audiobook narrators out there - his tender yet strong voice and impressive emotional range really bring the drama alive.

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