It’s been two years since the vampiric virus was unleashed in The Strain and the entire world now lies on the brink of annihilation. There has been a mass extermination of humans orchestrated by the Master - an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers. The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters - Dr. Eph Goodweather, Dr. Nora Martinez, Vasiliy Fet, and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It’s their job to overturn this devastating new world order. But good and evil are malleable terms now, and the Master is most skilled at preying on the weaknesses of humans.Now, at this critical hour, there is evidence of a traitor in their midst... And only one man holds the answer to the Master’s demise, but is he one who can be trusted with the fate of the world? And who among them will pay the ultimate sacrifice - so that others may be saved?
©2011 Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers
I'm glad I finished the series but the skow build of The Strain and the classic and tragic connecting story of The Fall set a high standard. Can you say, "Nuke the Shark?"
The trilogy as a whole makes for a pretty good story, although something extrordinary keeps on missing at the end. After the first two books I didn't expect The Night Eternal to surprise me, and unfortunately it didn't. Now, the story is good enough to listen through the entire trilogy and entertaining enough to keep the listener's attention. I guess the biggest issue for me personally is del Toro's envolvement. I expected something special. And it is not. Good, entertaining and a nice listen, but not special.
Fav authors: D. Preston & L. Child, Edgar R Buroughs, J. McDevitt, James Rollins, Jack Campbell, BV Larson, JR Tolkoin, George McDonald.
Book 3 brings to conclusion the Strain story, while continuing to unfold the story with interesting mythical details that provide a beginning and an end for the events. The explanation shows a depth that goes beyond a simple monster story.
Nothing that I've read really compares to this book as it is unique.
The book as a whole was great, but if I had to choose I would have to say the epilogue.
No, as I don't have the time. But if I did, yes, I would have.
I read nothing that is popular.
The last book in The Strain Trilogy is like watching an vampire episode on CW. I'm surprised that FX bought the rights to the show and not the frog network. Neediness to say, I was very disappointed in "The Night Eternal." It seems like that the series lost steam and just became another vampire story with a treasure hunt for the lost book. The dialogue didn't fit the action and I was hoping for a lot more.
I really liked the first two installments from Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, but the last passage was a complete let down with a bad ending. This could had been my summer read to break up the same books that I've been reading all year long, but I was disappointed in "The Night Eternal."
It became somewhere in the middle of Anne Rice and Ayn Rand. Somewhat too Gothic and too much ideological nonsense.
I couldn't handle neither of it. It's too bad because I really liked the beginning and the middle of The Strain Trilogy a lot, but the end did not hold up on its own.
Only if you read the other two books. I lost interest after the 100th vampire battle in this book. Was good up until about half way...then drags on. So tired of hearing about the kids vamp mom, his issues with dad, and so on.
The story was dull and slow compared to the first two books.
I honestly can't remember.
If part of the trilogy, then yes.
Books 1 and 2 much more engaging than this book.
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I really enjoyed the entire series. This novel was no exception it was a great ending to a wild, dark, and enjoyable ride.
I loved this series! The first book in most series is usually the best because its all a mystery. You get to uncover your heroes, your villains, your basic story. Books that follow have a hard time bringing new terrifying twists to the characters, the plot, and the outlook on success. Each book in this series uncovers more of the creepy vision laid out by the master. You even learn of his origins and realize the hope of defeating him is ... bleak. Especially by a sympathetic but flawed meager human. Between the human blood camps, the hero exterminator, the ancient professor with a to the death mission, and finally the reveal of your fallen angel so addicted to human blood he tries to reshape the earth to satiate himself, this series is one of the best. I enjoyed the heck out of it.
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I really enjoyed all three books. I have to admit that I liked the first book the best, but I think that's just because I dig the suspense of buildup so much so that endings rarely deliver. Anyway, this ending was great. Good resolution, but not a Hollywood, everything-is-all-unicorns-and-rainbows now ending. It's a believable ending that accepts the situation in which the story thrust the characters. Also, I didn't really get the backstory about the angels and I struggled with the logistics of destroying the body remnants. But other than that, it was good.
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