The Night Eternal

The final chapter in The Strain Trilogy, The Night Eternal by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, pulls all the threads of their sprawling tale together into a satisfying conclusion. Human beings are now more or less subjugated and relegated to a work force and food source, but there are pockets of rebellion. The average Joes of books one and two have become terrorists and freedom fighters in this new world order. There were perhaps some slow bits with too much moral hand-wringing, but also clever commentary on war profiteering and sympathizers. The history of the origins of the vampire race is fully detailed, and a creation unique to Del Toro and Hogan. Vampire slaying, betrayal, a bit of romance – all of it is thrown in for a blend that keeps the pages turning and brings the reader to a logical conclusion, but I just felt that there could have been more. Though, I suppose all good things must come to an end.

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