The City of Mirrors (Passage Trilogy #3) (Hardcover)

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The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin is the third and final installment of his Passage masterpiece. Fifty thousand souls have made the journey to refuge leaving an apocalyptic nightmare of terrors behind where ultimate evil clashed with unyielding good. Without a single "viral" sighting in years the urge to explore the unknown outside safe haven walls of Kerrville has become near mandatory due to overpopulation. This leads to an opening of Cronin's fantasy Sci-Fi Pandora's Box of horrors as he executes his finale by creating legends, introducing new threats, and resurrects fallen heroes.

— Mike, Albuquerque

The City of Mirrors is a story of hope and perseverance after mankind has been driven to the brink of extinction. This long awaited conclusion to The Passage trilogy follows a vast array of characters as they struggle to rebuild civilization and then come face-to-face with a threat thought to be long defeated. Surround yourself with these familiar characters and get ready for an exciting ride!

— Jenn, Atlanta


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "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.

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Praise for The City of Mirrors

"Compulsively readable."--The New York Times Book Review

"The City of Mirrors is poetry. Thrilling in every way it has to be, but poetry just the same . . . The writing is sumptuous, the language lovely, even when the action itself is dark and violent."--The Huffington Post

"This really is the big event you've been waiting for . . . A true last stand that builds and comes with a bloody, roaring payoff you won't see coming, then builds again to the big face off you've been waiting for."--NPR

"A masterpiece . . . with The City of Mirrors, the third volume in The Passage trilogy, Justin Cronin puts paid to what may well be the finest post-apocalyptic epic in our dystopian-glutted times. A stunning achievement by virtually every measure."--The National Post

"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, The City of Mirrors, 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345505002
ISBN-10: 034550500X
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: May 24th, 2016
Pages: 624
Language: English
Series: Passage Trilogy