If you have read the first two books in the Passage Trilogy series, you know
they are quite lengthy and very involved. You love the
characters and over time can't wait to get the ending of their
stories. The first book, THE PASSAGE, was amazing and a must
read for everyone. The manner in which all three books are
written, which is from the perspective of the future reading
about the past, is well done and quite drawing.
Book two which I read quite a long time ago, is like any book
two, necessary to bring the story together, but at times a
little slow. Book three, THE CITY OF MIRRORS, does a good job
of bringing it all together and making you understand what has
been going on all along. Now you get it. You understand what
has happened to humanity and how humans have survived and now
Justin Cronin does a good job of bringing thousands of pages
together and making us see how and where it all began and
where it all lead to. Great job with the CITY OF MIRRORS,
worth all the reading to finish the series. I have to admit
though, while the ending was appropriate, I kinda wanted more.
I looked for more pages, wondered if my tablet was downloading
slow. It wasn't, that was the end, but that's okay, cuz I
the rest of the evening seeing in my mind how society would
deal with such a revelation. I am one of those people though
who thinks that if Jesus came back today, someone would try to
have him committed, no one would believe him.
CITY OF MIRRORS is the fitting end to a wonderful series that
started with amazement and ends with the same.
The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its
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
One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy
and her friends will know their fate.