The City of Mirrors - Justin Cronin

The City of Mirrors

By Justin Cronin

  • Release Date: 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 852 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “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.

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Praise for The City of Mirrors

“Compulsively readable.”—The New York Times Book Review

“The City of Mirrors is poetry. Thrilling in every way it has to be, but poetry just the same . . . The writing is sumptuous, the language lovely, even when the action itself is dark and violent.”—The Huffington Post

“This really is the big event you’ve been waiting for . . .  A true last stand that builds and comes with a bloody, roaring payoff you won’t see coming, then builds again to the big face off you’ve been waiting for.”—NPR

“A masterpiece . . .  with The City of Mirrors, the third volume in The Passage trilogy, Justin Cronin puts paid to what may well be the finest post-apocalyptic epic in our dystopian-glutted times. A stunning achievement by virtually every measure.”—The National Post

“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


  • Extraordinary book

    By JAE72
    Like every reader said “ great story “, good luck putting the book down!
  • Captivating narrative

    By JroJay
    Not in ages has a series of novels captivated my attention & imagination. A truly exquisite story; one I recommend with great enthusiasm.
  • Oh,no

    By Gothamlady
    I just realized I was putting off reading the last words of this amazing series of books. I became very close to many of the characters. But I did and now it will take me weeks, months before I find another book or books that holds me like these ones did. Thank you.

    By katciulla
    Well worth the wait and a brilliant ending to the trilogy! These three books are going in to my top ten reads! Thank you Justin for a superb story!!!
  • Amazing

    By Bauhaha
    The fabric of the trilogy is knitted together with a rare brilliance. The characters are cherished old friends that continue to excite and delight. Justin Cronin wraps up his story with insight, warmth, and finesse. Too many trilogies get redundantly boring by the final story; this story was fresh to the final word. Thank you Mr. Cronin.
  • Fine ending

    By Cap'n Willy
    The third book in the trilogy is a fine ending. Have read the first two books 3 times waiting for the City of Mirrors. It was worth the wait.
  • A fitting ending

    By DonnieboyT
    Well written and does more than justice to the first two books. There is more below the surface regarding the human race and just what is happiness. Not a cookie cutter ending, but one you're sure to enjoy.
  • Best

    By joharri3
    Truly awesome. The series is a masterpiece. The 3rd, awe inspiring. Perfection.
  • Amazing!!!!!!

    By RussellM123
    The Passage and The Twelve were great, but City of Mirrors blew me away! Wanted it to never end. So easy to read, flows like a river. Highly recommend the entire trilogy ending with this magnificent final book.
  • Amazing

    By TGskull13
    Terrific read, a great finale to a marvelously-written trilogy.