The City of Mirrors (Passage Trilogy #3) (Hardcover)

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Many of us are familiar with the Catskills of Upstate New York as the home of the “Borscht Belt” in the early to mid-20th Century, where Jewish New Yorkers enjoyed an unsurpassed vacation mecca of resorts and entertainment. (Remember Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing?) While that era is fabulously documented in this well-researched book, anyone interested in the history of the area will love discovering the other fascinating aspects of the Catskills, from the setting for Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle story, to the 1800’s offering WASP guests “one hundred percent restricted” accommodations (“Hebrews will knock vainly for admission”), through the Woodstock era to the center of today’s anti-fracking movement. The liberal use of historical photographs brings this book alive. 

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#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.

Look for the entire Passage trilogy:
THE PASSAGE - THE TWELVE - THE CITY OF MIRRORS

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

About the Author


Justin Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage, The Twelve, The City of Mirrors, Mary and O'Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writers' Award. A Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston, Texas, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345505002
ISBN-10: 034550500X
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: May 24th, 2016
Pages: 624
Language: English
Series: Passage Trilogy