The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
A Novel (Book Three of The Passage Trilogy)

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“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.
 
Advance praise for The City of Mirrors
 
“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

“Superb . . . This conclusion to bestseller Cronin’s apocalyptic thriller trilogy ends with all of the heartbreak, joy, and unexpected twists of fate that events in The Passage and The Twelve foreordained.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“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)

Praise for Justin Cronin
 
“One of those rare authors who work on two different levels, blending elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
 
The Passage
 
“Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.”—Time
 
“Read this book and the ordinary world disappears.”—Stephen King
 
“[A] big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night.”—The Dallas Morning News
 
The Twelve
 
“[A] literary superthriller, driven at once by character and plot.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Gripping . . . Cronin [introduces] eerie new elements to his masterful mythology.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“An undeniable and compelling epic . . . a complex narrative of flight and forgiveness, of great suffering and staggering loss, of terrible betrayals and incredible hope.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

About Justin Cronin

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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 including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writer’s Award. He lives with his family in Houston, Texas.

Author Residence: Houston, Texas

Author Hometown: New England
 
Published May 24, 2016 by Orion. 704 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror. Fiction

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At this point, over 100 years in the future, it’s easy to disassociate the story from its origins, but the changes in narrative ensure we never forget where it’s set and what has happened.

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At this point, over 100 years in the future, it’s easy to disassociate the story from its origins, but the changes in narrative ensure we never forget where it’s set and what has happened.

Jun 16 2016 | Read Full Review of The City of Mirrors: A Novel ...