The Fall by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan
Book Two of the Strain Trilogy

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“A cross between The Hot Zone and ’Salem’s Lot.”
Entertainment Weekly

“I cannot wait to see where Del Toro and Hogan take us next.”
—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Bloodline

The wait is over! Guillermo del Toro, one of Hollywood’s most popular and imaginative storytellers (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Hammett Award-winning thriller writer Chuck Hogan (Prince of Thieves) return with The Fall—the second blood-chilling volume in their critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Strain Trilogy. The Fall picks up where The Strain left off—with a vampiric infection spreading like wildfire across America as a small band of heroes struggles to save the dwindling human race from the vampire plague. Horror fiction and dark fantasy fans will be swept up in this epic story that bestselling author Nelson DeMille describes as “Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton.”

 

About Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan

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Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro made his feature directorial debut in 1995 with the film Cronos, and has since gone on to direct Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II, and Pan’s Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards. He is currently working on his next film. Nacido y criado en Guadalajara, MÉxico, Guillermo del Toro ha dirigido muchas pelÍculas exitosas, incluso El laberinto del Fauno. Va a dirigir dos pelÍculas basadas en El Hobbit, que serÁn producidas por Peter Jackson.
 
Published September 21, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 324 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The second book in Guillermo del Toro (director of Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, etc.) and Chuck Hogan's (Devils in Exile, 2010, etc.) The Strain trilogy finds civilization teetering on the brink.

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Publishers Weekly

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Set over the course of three intense weeks, Del Toro and Hogan's gripping second volume in their near-future vampire trilogy picks up where The Strain, the first volume, left off, as the undead, aided

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The Fall is the second installment in the vampire trilogy by Academy Award winning director Guillerm...

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The Fall focuses on the struggle between the circle of Ancient elitist vampires and the rebellious New World vampires led by an Ancient bent on seizing control.

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Book Reporter

I don’t want to offend anyone here, but THE FALL, the second installment in the Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, is a real vampire book.

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Los Angeles Times

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The authors strip away the 21st century sheen of modern-day vampires and give readers a legion of creepily inhuman villains with true hearts of darkness.

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San Francisco Chronicle

As a writer-critic I know said to me when we were speaking about "The Fall," this middle volume in the trilogy, the only problem the book has is that it is a middle volume in a trilogy.

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SF Site

The first book told of the spread of the strain of virus turning New York City back to ground zero, this time as a result of the vampire virus and the spreading of vampires through the city.

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SF Site

It would probably last no more than sixty seconds and end with Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's strigoi exalting victorious, standing in two inches of blood and viscera, with little gobbets of half eaten Twilight vampire flesh strewn randomly around.

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About.com Bestsellers

Perhaps they are saving up the real thrills for the final chapter.ProsHogan is one of the best authors today at peppering a thriller with fun metaphors & sharp dialogue.'The Fall' helps the story reach a new beginning that promises a tension-filled third act.ConsThis novel's conclusion is apparen...

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Love Vampires

Civilisation is falling down around their ears while the upper echelons of government seem happy to fiddle while Rome burns (only in this case it’s Manhattan, not Rome.) I thought The Strain was one of the best vampire horror thrillers I’d read in a long while and eagerly anticipated Th...

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SFFWorld.com

As the new vampires reproduce, the older Ancients take action, not against the humans but against the new vampires, feeling that more new vampires will eventually impact on their food supply.

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SF Signal

The Master is a renegade Ancient who has renounced his six clan brothers and their long-term plans in favor of immediate satisfaction through world dominance – a destiny that can be secured through possession of an ancient book that holds information necessary to stop all vampires.

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Bookshelf Bombshells

The story itself is fine — good, even, and I’ll finish the series (not just because you all expect me to, either), but the characters feel like caricatures of themselves, and a lot of their potential character development sort of fizzled.

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The Ranting Dragon

The Fall was meant to be absorbed in a single sitting, as it reads more like a high-octane action movie as opposed to the slowly-unfolding drama of The Strain.

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There's enough poetry to conjure the nightmare, shot through with the sort of brutal simplicity that makes action scenes come to life for the reader, Bucking the usual trend for second novels to run long, 'The Fall' is actually shorter than the 'The Strain,' and every bit as intense.

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