The Night Eternal
Author(s): Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Trilogy: The Strain, The Fall
A few days before Halloween, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan deliver the third and final installment of the New York Times bestselling Strain trilogy, The Night Eternal. del Toro may be off The Hobbit, but he’s back to fantasy and horror this year.
It has been two years since the vampiric virus spread in The Strain. The world lies in ruins and on the brink of collapse. It is in a nuclear winter, which favors the vampires as there is only one hour of sunlight per day. The Master, a very ancient vampire, has either exterminated humans off the map or put them into concentration camps where they are used for labor and harvesting blood.
But a motley assortment of human survivors are fighting back. Among them is a man who has the answer to eliminate the master, but there is also a traitor in their midst. And they lost their Hellsingesque Holocaust survivor, Abraham Setrakian, in the last book, The Fall.
Consensus is that while the first book (The Strain) was a neat spin on an old concept, modern postapocalyptic vampires, the second book (The Fall) wasn’t as good. The question then is where del Toro and Hogan can pull off an awesome finish to a story with a great beginning or if it sinks into cliché ridden mess that is best forgotten. Come on Guillermo, give us some sugar… or blood.http://pokupo.com/2011/10/12/the-night-eternal/BooksChuck Hogan,Guillermo del Toro,The Fall,The Hobbit,The Night Eternal,The Strain,vampires