In “The Passage “and” The Twelve, “Justin Cronin brilliantly imagined the fall of civilization and humanity s desperate fight to survive. Now all is quiet on the horizon but does silence promise the nightmare s end or the second coming of unspeakable darkness? At last, this bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale.
“The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place?”
The Twelve have been destroyed and the 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.
I was one of those lucky people to have read the first two books of this trilogy only this year, but I know many who have been waiting since 2012 for The City of Mirrors to be released. With a publication date set for May 24, 2016, that’s about four years of waiting.
They say all the best things take the longest time, so I really hope Cronin brings us an epic finale to what is, in my opinion, an incredible story.
So my question is: with four years of waiting, will you be rereading The Twelve? Or will you go back to the very beginning with The Passage? Or will you say “forget it” altogether because hey, Cronin took too long and you’ve moved on with your life?