Friday, 24 June 2016

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Passage 3: The City of Mirrors - Justin Cronin

Release Date: 16/06/16
Publisher:  Orion


In life I was a scientist called Fanning.

Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died.

I died, and then I was brought back to life...

Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn towards to one of the great cities of The Time Before. The ruined city of New York. Ruined but not empty. For this is the final refuge of Zero, the first and last of The Twelve. The one who must be destroyed if mankind is to have a future.

What she finds is not what she's expecting.

A journey into the past.

To find out how it all began.

And an opponent at once deadlier and more human than she could ever have imagined.


The third and final outing in Justin’s Passage trilogy and to be honest its been a series that has kept readers glued with each instalment. Whilst the original, The Passage was released way back in 2010, its been a series that has had readers gripped from the beginning. The writing is crisp, the concept delightful, but for me, what Justin does best is bring his characters across to the reader. They are people that you can’t help but create bonds with, characters you care about and above all else a cast that you worry about who will live or die based on the whim of the author.

Add to this great dialogue as well as a plot line that keeps moving with wonderful highs and epic lows, all round make this a series that you have to sit down to devour. For me, the only downside is that they are doorstoppers and as such a huge weight, that said, a kindle makes light work of it all. Great stuff.

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