The Night Eternal (The Strain Trilogy #3)
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At the very END of the book, the climax...the MASTER is in a titantic battle with Mr. Quinlan. The book notes at least a few time that Mr. Quinlan, The BORN, is immune to blood worms. So how does the master's worms infect and take control of him right before the bomb goes off? (hide spoiler)]
"Gabriel Bolivar" is frequently referred to as the last of the four survivors of the plane. I can't figure out what happened to the lawyer, "Joan Luss." Isn't the last we see of her when she's trying to get into her maid's house to get at her children? I don't remember a scene where she's released.
Thanks to anyone who can answer this for me!
Rob (hide spoiler)]
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
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
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
While there is a bit more history and background information than necessary on how "it" all began in this finale, it was still full of action and very entertaining if you like this genre and accept it for what it is.
The ending was not exactly what I had hoped for, (view...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
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
I enjoyed the entire trilogy and the last book was very good, IMHO. It was a page-turner with plenty of action and intrigue, and I enjoyed the biblical implications (whereas others didn't). I liked how the authors explained the rising of the first vampires. It was uniquely different from what we've heard i ...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
This series was a rollercoaster ride! I loved to read this series together with Zwaantina.
I can tell you this; it's a unique series in the vampire-themed books. I loved the fact that del Toro and Hogan weren't scared to make the world in this book AWEFUL. I wouldn't want to live there.
The book really builds up to an ending that could go either way. I felt like the world was lost forever, and a "good" ending wasn't possible in my opinion.
Again, I highly recommend this amazing se ...more
This series has been a mixed bag and although the series was enjoyable at times it just came across as abit silly. I did kind of space these books out abit too much reading one each year so at times it took me a few chapters to kind of remember what happened to certain characters.
The vampires in this series are without a doubt 'The Reapers' from Blade 2 and is even co-written by the Del Toro who directe ...more
Two years have passed since the fall of The Night Eternal. The Master has consolidated his control over humanity by the wholesale slaughter of the leaders, the intelligentsia, the scientists – anyone who might challenge his supremacy – and of those who are elderly or infirm or otherwise incapable of being contributing members of society. In the meantime, humans are controlled by the vampi ...more
Once again we fjnd the ragged, but slowly diminishing, band of survivors fighging a seemingly insurmountable legion of blood sucking evil led by the hellish Master.
This was extremely engaginf and well written and rounded out the series perfectly.
On the whole, the trilogy was also very entertaining, and I would recommend it to anyone who is tired of vampire cliches, as this story creates an interesting new take on the tried and true formula. And t ...more
Pero para mi opinión esta bien ese final, lástima por algunos personajes principales (q no voy a poner cuales son xa no spoilear)
Me alegra q esa hdp d Kelly al fin se muera.
Y nada más. Muy buena saga, disfrute de la lectura d los tres libros. Atrapante, intrigante y mantiene el suspenso todo el tiempo.
Still, one cannot overlook the good and what this book does good, it does quite well; for instance, th ...more
One of the authors, Guillermo del Toro, is a famous director. Perhaps due to the fact that I am not a fan of his movies so I actually think The Strain Trilogy is better excised than del Toro's movies (I've watched three of them).
I foun ...more
- Hubo personajes ambiguos, de dudosas motivaciones y en general con personalidades que te mantenían intrigados de si tratarían de salvar a todos o solo se preocupaban de ellos mismos.
-Ah diferencia de los primeros libros donde todo estaba muy enfocado en 2 o 3 personajes, aquí hubo mas puntos de vista y diferentes escenarios (Lo que es un alivio porque si hubiese tenido que estar leyendo sobre Ephraim las 500 y tantas paginas me hubiese aburrido mucho).
-Nora em ...more
Dakle, neću da ubacujem spojlere ali sam tačno očekivao ovakav kraj... Ono što mi se jako svidelo jeste priča o nastanku vampira. Tu moram skinuti kapu dole gospodinu Del Toru na originalnosti!!! Dakle, vredelo je čekati barem taj deo romana. Moram priznati da mi je bilo krivo što ...more
This isn't that book.
The decline of quality in this trilogy from first to last, is amazing. The first was really enjoyable, a fresh take on the vampire story. The second was quite dull and plodding. This was rubbish, possibly the worst book I've read. I coul ...more