The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin is the long awaited final novel of The Passage trilogy. This epic literary journey began with The Passage followed by The Twelve and now, after a 3 year wait (or 4 years if you read The Twelve right when it was published), draws to a close with a final crescendo in The City of Mirrors.
“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?“ (GoodReads)
As with the previous two novels, The City of Mirrors is a well written novel of great suspense. It has its own surprises and yet continues the story of our beloved characters. It continues to be an epic tale of humanity in the face of extinction highlighting the human heart and spirit.
It is one of the best final books I have read. It neatly and satisfyingly brings to a close a story that will remain a readers’ favourite for a long time to come. The Passage trilogy really has been one of those great literary journeys that come along very rarely.
What sets this trilogy apart from others in this genre is its magnificent breadth of story which spans many centuries and Cronin’s undeniable writing skill. To those who have read the previous novels: you will not be disappointed with this final installment. And to those who have not yet read this trilogy: you are blessed for you will get to read this epic story from beginning to end without pause.