Monday, December 26, 2011

The Night Eternal by Guillermo DelToro & Chuck Hogan

Authors: Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan
Narrator: Daniel Oreskes
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Audio by Harper  Audio)
Date of Publication: October 2011

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 has been a mass extermination of humans orchestrated by the Master—an ancient vampire possessed of unparalleled powers. The future of humankind lies in the hands of a ragtag band of freedom fighters—Dr. Eph Goodweather, Dr. Nora Martinez, Vasiliy Fet, and Mr. Quinlan, the half-breed offspring of the Master who is bent on revenge. It’s their job to overturn this devastating new world order. But good and evil are malleable terms now, and the Master is most skilled at preying on the weaknesses of humans.

Now, at this critical hour, there is evidence of a traitor in their midst. . . And only one man holds the answer to the Master's demise, but is he one who can be trusted with the fate of the world? And who among them will pay the ultimate sacrifice—so that others may be saved?

The Night Eternal is the final installment in the vampire trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.  I have been anxiously awaiting the last book and I was not disappointed.  The series as a whole is definitely worth a read.  I listened to all of the books, narrated by Daniel Oreskes.  I think the audio books made them more exciting for me.  

It is now two years later and the vampires rule the earth.  A lot has changed and hope seems to be gone.  Everyone is malnourished, stressed and over tired. Can they save the world? You learn a lot more about the vampires and the Master in this installment.  I liked the mythology behind them.  The biblical tie-ins were interesting and a unique take on the origin.

I have read varying reviews that range from a great ending to a so-so ending.  Personally, I loved how it ended.  I thought everything was as it should be.  The thing that I liked the most is that nobody was safe and anyone could go at any  moment. (Not a spoiler, because I won't tell you who...) It wasn't wrapped up in a nice neat package.  The ending was messy and filled with uncertainty.  While I normally like my HEA's, I walked away feeling satisfied.  

I definitely recommend this one and the series as a whole..  Full of action and suspense and nasty vampires, I hope you loved it as much as I did. I do hope if they make a movie, that they do 3 separate ones.  I would hate to see anything left out.

1 comment:

SacredmOOn said...

This book sounds awesome. Definitively add to my read list. Thanks for posting. DeAnna :)