By Justin Cronin

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A exciting finale to a trilogy that might stand as one of many nice achievements in American delusion fiction.”—Stephen King

You The Passage. You confronted The Twelve. Now input The urban of Mirrors for the ultimate reckoning. because the bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale, Justin Cronin’s band of hardened survivors anticipate the second one coming of unspeakable darkness.

The global we knew is long gone. What international will upward thrust in its place?

The Twelve were destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the area has ended. The survivors are stepping outdoor their partitions, decided to construct society anew—and bold to dream of a hopeful future.

yet faraway from them, in a useless city, he waits: 0. the 1st. Father of the Twelve. The suffering that shattered his human lifestyles haunts him, and the hatred spawned through his transformation burns brilliant. His fury can be quenched basically whilst he destroys Amy—humanity’s merely wish, the woman from Nowhere who grew as much as upward thrust opposed to him.

One final time gentle and darkish will conflict, and eventually Amy and her acquaintances will recognize their fate.

Praise for The urban of Mirrors

“Compulsively readable.”—The big apple instances booklet Review

“The urban of Mirrors is poetry. exciting in each means it needs to be, yet poetry simply an analogous . . . The writing is luxurious, the language stunning, even if the motion itself is darkish and violent.”—The Huffington Post

“This quite is the massive occasion you’ve been looking forward to . . .  a real final stand that builds and springs with a bloody, roaring payoff you won’t see coming, then builds again to the large face off you’ve been ready for.”—NPR

“A masterpiece . . .  with The urban of Mirrors, the 3rd quantity within the Passage trilogy, Justin Cronin places paid to what might be the best post-apocalyptic epic in our dystopian-glutted instances. a gorgeous success by way of almost each measure.”—The nationwide Post

“Justin Cronin’s Passage trilogy is notable for the unremitting force of its narrative, for the breathtaking sweep of its imagined destiny, and for the transparent lucidity of its language.”—Stephen King

“Superb . . . This end to bestseller Cronin’s apocalyptic mystery trilogy ends with the entire heartbreak, pleasure, and unforeseen twists of destiny that occasions in The Passage and The Twelve foreordained.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Readers who've been patiently looking forward to the belief to Cronin’s sweeping postapocalyptic trilogy are richly rewarded with this epic, heart-wrenching novel. . . . not just does this name carry the sequence to an exhilarating and pleasurable end, however it additionally shows Cronin’s relocating exploration of affection as either a harmful strength and an elemental desire, raising this paintings between its dystopian peers.”Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for Justin Cronin

“One of these infrequent authors who paintings on varied degrees, mixing elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills.”—Fort worthy Star-Telegram

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Now, Amy. Greer moved to the second one hatch. The trick was once to maneuver speedy yet now not with panicked recklessness. The smell of blood: for Amy, it will probably no longer be contained via anything as meager because the skinny plastic membrane of the jugs; her starvation used to be too powerful. Greer set his provides inside of speedy succeed in, unwrenched the bolts, and positioned them to the aspect. A deep breath to calm his nerves; then he opened the hatch. Blood. She leapt. Lucius dropped the jugs, slammed the hatch, and shoved the 1st bolt into position as Amy's physique made touch. The steel clanged as though hit by way of an enormous hammer. He threw his physique throughout it; one other blow got here, knocking the wind from his chest. The hinges have been bending; except he may well get the remainder bolts in position, the hatch would not carry. He'd controlled to get extra into their holes whilst Amy struck back; Greer watched helplessly as one of many bolts jogged unfastened and rolled around the deck. His hand stabbed outward and seized it on the very fringe of his succeed in. "Amy," he yelled, "it's me! it truly is Lucius! " He shoved the bolt into position and smacked it with the top of the wrench, riding it domestic. "The blood is there! persist with the odor of the blood! " 3 activates the wrench and the bolt locked down, bringing the fourth gap again into alignment. He rammed its bolt into position. One final pound at the underside of the hatch, halfhearted; then it was once over. Lucius, i did not suggest it ... "It's all right," he acknowledged. i am sorry ... He picked up his instruments and positioned them within the empty duffel. less than him, within the carry of the Chevron Mariner, Amy and Carter have been ingesting their fills. it usually occurred like this; Greer must have been used to it through now. but his center was once pounding, his brain and physique flying with adrenaline. "I'm yours, Amy," he acknowledged. "I continually could be. no matter what comes, you recognize that. " And with those phrases, Lucius made his means around the deck of the Mariner and climbed again throughout the window. 7 Amy again to wisdom to discover herself on all fours within the airborne dirt and dust. Her palms have been gloved; a plastic flat of impatiens rested at the floor within reach and, beside it, a rusty trowel. "You alright there, omit Amy? " Carter was once sitting at the patio, legs akimbo underneath the wrought-iron desk, fanning his face together with his large straw hat. at the desk have been glasses of iced tea. "That guy takes excellent care of us," he acknowledged, and sighed with pride. "Haven't eaten my fill like that seeing that i do not take note while. " Amy rose unsteadily to her ft. A deep lassitude enveloped her, as though she had simply awoken from an extended nap. "Come and take a seat a minute," Carter acknowledged. "Give the physique an opportunity to digest. Feeding day like an afternoon off around the following. Them plant life can wait. " Which was once actual; there have been constantly extra vegetation. once Amy comprehensive planting a flat, a brand new one would seem by means of the gate. It was once an analogous with the tea: one minute the desk was once naked; within the subsequent, sweating glasses awaited. through what unseen enterprise these items arrived, Amy didn't be aware of. It used to be all a part of this position and its personal specific common sense. each day a season, each season a 12 months.

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