The Night Eternal (The Strain Trilogy #3)
From the authors of the instant"New York Times" bestsellers"The Strain" and "The Fall" comesthe final volume in one of the mostelectrifying thriller series in years
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 is only night as nuclear winter blankets the land, the sun filtering...more
A father and a son separated across the Atlantic, are two important characters in this third and grand finale of a book. The father Dr Ephraim Goodweather, once a prominent epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has a very important role, for the end of times is near either for the humans or the vampire race. For some reason, which will be unveiled in th...more
I found myself rooting for Eph to kick the Masters arse towards the end. What a blaze of glory the ending had. I know, I know, I've said several times how dull this novel is, how much it borrows from Del Toro's other works and genres. I couldn't help it. Damn it, I feel somehow, tainted.
Anyway, so The Night Eternal is the last in Del Toro and Hogan's The Stra...more
The trilogy as a whole is entertaining. Certainly not with great literary quality but it will make, under Guillermo del Toro’s direction, a heart-stopping movie. The writing is not bad. I presume that th...more
Night Eternal: the final installation in the Strain Trilogy. As the title may tell you, you’re in for a very dark and desolate journey. I will keep this short and sweet as much of this novel needs to be experienced firsthand, instead of through a review.
As the story opens, Dr. Ephraim (Eph) Goodweather is still reeling from the loss of his son, Zachary. Due to the vampire nature, his mother Kelly came back for him after she had already...more
Disappointing end. Not just the ending of the trilogy but the whole book. It tasted so different if compared with the predecessors. I don't even know where to start pointing out the things I dislike from this book. The archangels and Sodom & Gomora & Old Testament tales are so ridiculous I spent much time frowning and shaking my head. Too much deus ex machina here and there. Why can't the authors make an original tale of the vampire creation? And...more
This series does monsters right by sticking them in a coherent and plausible world. The vampires are realistic, made plausible because of the history the previous books built up, and the occasional explanation of the science behind vampirism. For instance the protagonist is a virus specialist and at one point cracks open a vampire and discovers vampires drink not by suck...more
The only reason I did not give...more
I like the way the world ruled by vampires was imagined and described; the parallels to Hitler's Third Reich was consistent with the mythology of the Master, which, as it turned out--was very Judeo-Christian-centric. I mean, with all the biblic...more
Como uma série que começa maravilhosamente bem pode terminar tão meia-boca? Infelizmente a qualidade dessa trilogia ficou a desejar, o primeiro livro foi muito bom, mas o segundo caiu tanto de qualidade que tive medo de ler o livro 3. Mas me aventurei nesse mundo terrível e posso dizer que o 3 melhorou em relação ao anterior, mas nem chegou perto do que foi o primeiro livro dessa série.
Infelizmente a parte de narrativa chata...more
“This is the end. My only friend, the end.” Doors звучаха в главата ми в края на “Вечната нощ”, последната книга от трилогията “Напаст” на Гиймермо дел Торо и Чък Хоган, отпочната със “Заразата” и “Падението”. Жанрово пиршество, в което каквито и да е дълбини са в общи линии ненужни – всичко се случва пред очите ти, директна вакханлия на действието и внушението, дълбаещо в най-първичните страхове – кр...more
That said, it is a fun mixture of horror, philosp...more
Apart from the real world monsters of our own history, the creature in question here is The Master - the vampiric overlord who has devastated the planet with atomi...more
By the end of the second book you know where The Night Eternal is headed. Unfortunately the story moves too slowly for me, relying heavily on retelling the elements of the first two books (knowledge readers already possess from the...more
In my life I have bought less than a dozen brand new books in hardcover (when they first came out) and this series (after reading the first book) was one in which I just couldn't wait for the paperback version to come out because I had to buy it. I ra...more
I think there was some real potential here to have the humans be the new terror of the book. Barnes is definitely creepy and dangerous, but not competent enough to feel like a real threat. del Toro teases with the bond between The Master an...more
This book is FULL of plot holes - like suddenly, an epidemiologist is a freaking ninja, able to wield a sword against tens of vampires at the same time (even though said vampires have 6-foot long stingers, so...). The vampire blood is now caustic (since when??) and vampires frow wattles (???) even though the Ancients didn't have these...
Also, apparently the UK is largely vampire-free, due to being an island. FYI,...more
The dark and serious mythology really drove the first two books, followed closely by development of the characters. While the myth drove my excitement to finish the trilogy, the flat characterizations made it more of a chore. Something was lost at the conclusion of "The Fall...more