In life I was a scientist called Fanning.
Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died.
I died, and then I was brought back to life...
Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn towards to one of the great cities of The Time Before. The ruined city of New York. Ruined but not empty. For this is the final refuge of Zero, the first and last of The Twelve. The one who must be destroyed if mankind is to have a future.
What she finds is not what she's expecting.
A journey into the past.
To find out how it all began.
And an opponent at once deadlier and more human than she could ever have imagined.
'Compulsively readable.' NEW YORK TIMES
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first two books in Justin Cronin’s thrilling dystopian vampire trilogy—The Passage and The Twelve—earned him a rapturous following. The City of Mirrors offers fans a supremely rewarding conclusion. Cronin plunges us deep into the backstories of his vivid and complex characters and hurtles the action into the future to explain how a post-“viral” world could look. As ever, his storytelling is brilliantly tense and agonisingly hopeful, and his battle scenes defiantly horrific.
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. It's nearly a century after the release of the Easter Virus that decimated humanity and several years since the last of the infected people known as virals were seen. The citizens of Kerrville, Tex., one of the last human enclaves, are just beginning to feel confident enough to settle outside the borders of their protected community. But when pets, and then people, begin disappearing mysteriously, it becomes horrifyingly evident that virals are on the rampage again and that this time there may be no stopping them. As in the two previous novels, Cronin skillfully manages a large cast of characters, all of whom he has endowed with fully developed personalities that engage the reader emotionally. Although its plot is understandably heavily dependent on events in the first two books, this novel is a superb capstone to a modern horror thriller epic. 15-city author tour.
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Best trilogy ever written
This trilogy is the best you will ever read - absolutely stunning 10/10
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