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.
Release Date: May 24, 2016
For many readers, the release of The City of Mirrors has been entirely too delayed. It’s been, what, three or four years since The Twelve came out? That’s the thing about a series – the waiting is agonizing, and in this case seemed eternal. As they say, though, all the best things in life take time, and I’m sure Justin Cronin’s finale will be no exception.
I consider myself lucky as I read the first two novels in 2015, so my wait has been unfairly short. Justin Cronin is an incredible writer, and I can’t wait to see how he concludes this heart-wrenching trilogy!