The Night Eternal: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy by Toro Guillermo DelThe Night Eternal: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy by Toro Guillermo Del

The Night Eternal: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy

byToro Guillermo Del

Hardcover | January 24, 2013

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“The most credible and frightening of all the vampire books of the past decade.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Bram Stoker meets Stephen King meets Michael Crichton. It just doesn’t get much better than this.”
—Nelson DeMille

The stunning New York Times bestselling vampire saga that author Dan Simmons (Drood, The Terror) calls, “an unholy spawn of I Am Legend out of ‘Salem’s Lot,” concludes with The Night Eternal. The magnificent, if monstrously warped brainchild of cinematic horror master Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Chuck Hogan—whose novel Prince of Thieves, was praised as, “one of the 10 best books of the year” by Stephen King—The Night Eternal begins where The Strain and The Fall left off: with the last remnants of humankind enslaved by the vampire masters in a world forever shrouded by nuclear winter.  Still, a small band of the living fights on in the shadows, in the final book of the ingenious dark fantasy trilogy that Newsweek says is, “good enough to make us break that vow to swear off vampire stories.”

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro is the director of the filmsCronos,Mimic,The Devil's Backbone,Blade II,Hellboy I,Hellboy II, andPan's Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards.Nacido y criado en Guadalajara, México, Guillermo del Toro ha dirigido muchas películas exitosas,...
Title:The Night Eternal: Book Three of the Strain TrilogyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 inPublished:January 24, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061558265

ISBN - 13:9780061558269


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I liked the first two. This one I can’t say I’m too happy with the ending. I’d have to say at least the mood for the setting and the feeling throughout the book was pretty good. The violence and horror aspect of the book makes the setting have a post apocalyptic feeling so this part of the book was well done too. The background story of Quinlan was also good. Although I can’t help but think the whole angels and Old Testament muck is just that. Muck something much more interesting could have been thought up but no. We have to go back the same past ideas that have been rehashed and reused over and over.  I wasn’t interested in that. On top of that, the romance aspects and that horrible excuse of a love triangle with Eph, Fet and Nora was just terrible and unnecessary.  In fact the majority of the characters in this book just took a downturn for the not so interesting and blah. Eph becomes emo and whiny to the point where reading about him makes you want to cringe. Nora is okay but she suddenly becomes this besotted lovesick twit with Fet and they’re so bloody mismatched it wasn’t worth reading. Let’s not get started on Zack either. Oh my. Did I ever wish he would be choked to death by one of these vampiric beasts. Was he ever a waste of pages.  To top it off, the ending just didn’t do it right for me. When I read that, I nearly wanted to close the book in utter disgust but kept going a little more only to find more snippets of stupid Nora and Fet. Oh for crying out loud, I raved and loved the first two books only to get a real good slap upside the face with this drivel? Most disappointing final book in a series. Ever. This one just took that award by storm. The only thing I liked? was Quinlan and the dark mood that set the setting and feeling for the book. Yet the rest of the characters just killed the story. I only finished it because it’s part of a series and a small part of me wanted to see it until the end. Disappointing, and sad to see it go a great series end this way.
Date published: 2014-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Ending to Vampire Trilogy “The Night Eternal” is the final book in a trilogy about Vampires taking over the world. This was fun book to read, filled with a lot of action that was straightforward to follow without losing me in a lot of unnecessary descriptions that so many authors fall victim to. I liked this third book much better than the second in the trilogy, which seemed to lose some of the momentum established in the first book. I rarely read anything with the subject matter of Vampires since this new genre of fiction made its way onto the literary scene a few years ago. But this book is harsh and gritty…you won’t find any handsome, romantic Vampires here. The ending of this trilogy is nicely wrapped up….no unanswered questions. I felt the story went from beginning to end in a justified tale that was pure entertainment.
Date published: 2012-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wanted more from it... The final book in The Strain Trilogy. It is not the best book of the trilogy, but it does wrap the series up. The thing I like most about this series is there interputation of vampire lore. I would read a book, just about the mythos of the vampires in this book if Guillermo and Chuck wrote one. I wasn't impressed with the ending of this tale because frankly it was too predictable for me. I could have not read the last hundred pages and still told you what was going to happen. I think if Guillermo and Chuck write anything to further this series as a spin off, it should be about the character Mr. Quinlan in the story, he is definitely a meaty character. If Guillermo does make this series into movies and you've seen any of his movies you'll know who he was picturing for the characters. At the end of the day, this is a decent book and should be read if you've started the series.
Date published: 2012-01-12