Justin Cronin brings his trilogy to a satisfying conclusion. The focus on Zero (and his haunting story) and the coda that completes the story are both unexpected and moving. The characters we've come to know — Amy, Alicia, Peter, Michael, and others — are back, as well as new characters who bring new dimensions to the story. Speaking of dimensions, this concluding book is expansive in scope in both time and geography. If you've read and enjoyed The Passage and The Twelve, The City of Mirrors is for you. Recommended By Frank W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
"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.
"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)
"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
About the Author
Justin Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage, The Twelve, Mary and O’Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writers’ Award. A Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston, Texas, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.