Justin Cronin’s THE CITY OF MIRRORS
The final book opens with the virals, who all but wiped out humanity, seemingly gone. Life is slowly returning to normal, slowly at first, as the surviving population hesitantly emerges from behind their walls and lights. But, as we know, all is not as it seems. The Twelve maybe all but gone but there is another. There is Zero. As the terrifying truth slowly approaches our heroes must band together one last time to save the world once and for all.
I loved how Cronin structured this final book. After reintroducing us to our favourite characters he goes back to tell the story of Tim Fanning, a novel almost in itself. Unlike the back story told at the beginning of The Twelve, this gels more evenly with the mythology Cronin has created and sets up the final epic showdown perfectly (but not before a few more twists are thrown in). The way Cronin slowly builds the approaching dread and terror is brilliant and reminded me why I loved The Passage so much.
This is the final installment this epic trilogy deserves and ensures this trilogy goes down as one of the best of its genre.
ISBN: 9780752897912 ISBN-10: 0752897918 Classification: Fiction & related items » Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) Format: Paperback (234mm x 153mm x mm) Pages: 624 Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publish Date: 24-May-2016 Country of Publication: United Kingdom