I Was A Stranger kAfter reading book two I concluded that perhaps my love of The Strain was a result of hatred of friendly and sparkly vampires and being read by Ron Perleman I can t rule out the former but the lack of Perleman did not lessen my enjoyment of The Night Eternal It is always difficult for me tonow how to review books that are continuations of a series since by book three it is likely unfair to evaluate whether the book can stand alone In fact who would expect it to Listeningreading 2 hours of back story is enough for any series reader to want to choke the author so I actually appreciated that The Night Eternal didn t even bother We went right to the action and that was actually a huge plus of this final entry in The Strain trilogyFurther it did a nice job of working well within the trilogy format which I uite liked from the entire series One thing I have complained about is the recent trend to serialize everything with the huge downside that every book seems to end in a cliffhanger and I end up feeling like I am in a book version of the Sims where I have to eep paying for the expansion packs just to find out what happens The Strain avoided this pitfall and I have to take a moment to acknowledge how much I appreciated thatOverall I thought this book was probably the strongest in the series del Toro finally cut out the overly repetitive and long action seuences I said it before and I will say it again how can you actually make sword fighting tedious I found the character development here much better than in the rest of the series new elements like the human camps interesting and adding a lot of twists and turns view spoiler can Zach regain his humanity Will Ef double cross his friends How do you defeat the Master hide spoiler Book 3 The Night Eternal of The Strain trilogy resumes with the resistance and The Born Mr uinlan out to find and destroy The Master at his site of origin but there is a traitor among them and another with his own agendaWhile there is a bit history and background information than necessary on how it all began in this finale it was still full of action and very entertaining if you like this genre and accept it for what it isThe ending was not exactly what I had hoped for view spoilerwith the deaths of Z Eph and I found it surprising that when The Master was finally destroyed all the unborn in the entire world were simultaneously eliminated but it did bring the story to a tidy conclusion hide spoiler A great cataclysmic finale to a story of biblical proportions a story thats unearths a history as old as mankind A father and a son separated across the Atlantic are two important characters in this third and grand finale of a book The father Dr Ephraim Goodweather once a prominent epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a very important role for the end of times is near either for the humans or the vampire race For some reason which will be unveiled in the book Ephraim is drawn to the deciphering of the Lumen The Occido Lumen is an important book a wanted book by The Master the evil leader of the vampires it is a book of revelations to the vampires just like the holy books of the humans It contains the creation and history of the worlds vampire race The son Zack has also a vital role in the darkness ensuing he is being controlled in the old art of the vampires of telepathic mind control groomed into a vessel that the Master the one vampire who wishes to soon inhabit his body The boy Zack lived like a prince under the watchful eye of the evil Master In a real castle in the center of a giant city He was given anything he wanted and was handed a zoo to own But here is "the big but It all came at a price a price Zack was not aware of due to the mind "big but It all came at a price a price Zack was not aware of due to the mind The price was he is to be the next body host for the
master who at present is in possession of a rock stars who at present is in possession of a rock stars Zack has been lied to his father he was told was dead and his mother a turned vampire in service of the master The master was controlling his actions and thoughts and emulating the darkness of his heart to make him evil The master gets icks out acts of decadence and brutality The boys young mind was an agreeable lump of dough one the Master continued to The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States knead There is one scene that stays with you where the boy is placed in a position where he has toill one animal on orders from the master to save the other animals and to eep and own the zooThe father races against time in saving the planet and his son from complete human extinction The others on his side is the born Mr uinlan another ancient vampire who s against the master and a band of people courageous souls who mostly have lost loved ones to the vampires They are against the master and his band of vampires strigoi feelersfour legged blood suckers and humans that work in his service This proved where many have failed that a trilogy can really work and the third book can be one of the strongest stories I don t really have nightmares after reading books but this gave me one hell of a nightmare last night The two authors really take you back to the beginning with this book and answer all the uestions you were left in doubt about in the first and second book it tells the story of the genesis of the vampires the ancients the first few Their are powers greater than you can fathom at play in the order of the things that will or will not save humanity time will tell Let me say that this that the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah play and important role to the vampires historyI don t want to spoil the story but he has really plotted deep and added some real darkness to this story and genre on a whole he has rewritten the script on vampires Forget romance and the now vampire fluffiness ever present in novels this is darkness true and true a real engrossing tale of humanities perilous battle for survival from the first novel to the third and grand finaleI am in awe of the ind of movie Del Toro could make from these epic stories Eph wondered
What Time It Wastime it was o clock in the morning he figured judging by his own failing circadian rhythm It was summer at least according to the old calendar and so the sun should have been high and hot in the sky Instead darkness prevailed The natural order of the night and day had been shattered presumably forever The sun was obliterated by a murky veil of ash floating in the sky The new atmosphere was comprised of the detritus of nuclear explosions and volcanic eruptions distributed around the globe a ball of blue green candy wrapped inside a crust of. Terceiro e último volume da saga de vampiros da autoria do célebre realizador Guillermo del Toro A estirpe misteriosa ue transforma os habitantes dos Estados Unidos. .
Ion in the trilogy is charged breathless and easy to follow All three books are uick reads that will eep you turning pages to the lastHere is the real strength of the trilogy The vampires creations I assume from the imagination of Guillermo del Toro are great They look as vampires should look They act as vampires should act No handsome men or beautiful women romancing here They suck blood and nothing else preferably type B And they smell badActually the vampires in the trilogy are not all the same There is an hierarchy with the Master at the top then the strigoi who are linked to the Master telepathically There are also feelers vampiric children blinded and who scramble on all fours and who are also under the direct control of the Master This array of the undead makes human existence exceedingly problematic To be turned is not a pleasant experience Worms that carry the vampiric virus pass from the vampire to the target through a huge stinger that rolls out of the vampire s mouth much like a frog s tongue extends to catch his food And once turned the targets loose many of the features that mark them as human ears noses hair genitals opaue skin refined digits Also as all vampires starting with Brian Stoker s Dracula they don t react well to silver or to daylight or ultraviolet lightThe Master has some uniue characteristics that the strigoi lack He can and has changed bodies his essence survives body jumps This ability has an importance in volume 3 He alone travels with a casket layered with dirt from his home of origin He thinks strategizes and reasons He communicates telepathically He is fixated on one of the humans Dr Eph Goodweather although it is never clear exactly whyThe band of humans if the truth be nown is no attractive in regard to its souls than the vamps who really don t have souls We like them because they are human and in short measure by the end of the first volume they become as agile illing and stalking vampires as Bruce Willis would be if he had a part in the action The action in volume 3 takes place 2 years after the ending of volume 2 By then our band of humans is ragged worn and mal nourished One Dr Goodweather a recovering alcoholic even pops vicodin with regularity But they barely show their deteriorated or drugged condition when confronting the strigoi they can take out gaggles of them in short order as if they were in the top of their form The authors have given humanity s defenders some back history to flesh them out a bit although even then we would still not take them home to meet our Moms They are just not overly loveable as a group or as individualsThe trilogy is really about action and not people good versus evil in the broadest brush strokes And by volume 3 the authors have enfolded the Master into a creation myth rooted in the Judeo Christian tradition Turns out there is a God He just is not pulling the strings as aggressively as one might anticipate He did however have a hand unwittingly it would seem in creating vampires And he eventually intervenes after a fashion although through a glass darklyI presume that there are some loose and dead ends that are never fully explained by the authors but I can t pull any up as an example I was tracking several myself but they were all eventually explained or less by the end of volume 3 I have a sense however that the world of The Stain is not as tightly nor sophisticatedly constructed as something Margaret Atwood has doneHad it
Not Been For Guillermobeen for Guillermo Toro s name on the first entry in the trilogy I am smitten by his Pam s Labyrinth I probably would not have bought the book With the movie certain to hit the screens there is no reason to tackle the original text unless you are at the end of your to read list or unless you are really looking for an undemanding but page turning read My original review is below I revisited this book and though I thought it impossible my loathing has only grown I now hate this book and the catastrophic end it brought than Donald Trump hates our President More than the Kardashians hate privacy More than hippies hate soap More than children hate broccoli This book is an abomination that made me stupider to read it This book is a tragedy filled with faux mystical nonsense that the hack writers of the Left Behind series would feel ashamed to put on paper If a monkey had drunken sex with the Old Testament this would have been the aborted offspring For the love of all that s unholy do not read this book You
ve been warned Oh Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan You roped me in withbeen warned Oh Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan You roped me in with awesome tense first book You ept me going through deprivation and fear in the second And then you give me this drivel The vampire plague goes from a biological threat to Biblical baloney Eph goes from a character I feel for and root for to someone I want to Moonrise (Snowfall, kick seveninds of hell out of I actually root for the vampires to bite his ass His son is a douche Nora and her exterminator lover are 2 dimensional as they come This isn t a story about degradation for a purpose that I could handle This book just SUCKED Don t read it uit at 1 or 2 DO NOT READ THIS BOOK One of the worst books I ve ever read Be warned the following is full of spoilersThis book is FULL of plot holes like suddenly an epidemiologist is a freaking ninja able to wield a sword against tens of vampires at the same time even though said vampires have 6 foot long stingers so The vampire blood is now caustic since when and vampires frow wattles even though the Ancients didn t have theseAlso apparently the UK is largely vampire free due to being an island FYI geography fans the United Kingdom is England Scotland Walesand Northern Ireland So to be clear Del Torro is trying to tell us that the island of England Scotland and Wales that would be Great Britain PLUS Northern Ireland on a separate island are vamp free which presumably means that the Republic of Ireland is full of vampires who don t like to cross the border into Northern Ireland Maybe they don t like ProtestantsAlso why would the UK a global power with advanced weaponry just leave the rest of the world to be run by vampires What did we just decide everyone else could go fuck themselvesSpeaking of everyone else what about New Zealand Australia Hawii Madagascar and all the other hundreds and thousands of islands in the world Did the vampires get them The UK is singled out as being different so it would appear soThen we get to the planes I think this was mentioned in The Fall but I m ranting here to stick with it I can suspend my disbelie. Uiu identificar o parasita ue causa a infecção trouxe a esperança para o ultimo combate É o ajuste de contas final com um resulta emocionante e totalmente inespera. Poisonous chocolate It had cured into a thick insulating cowl sealing in darkness and cold and sealing out the sunPerennial nightfall The planet turned into a pale rotting netherworld of rime and tormentThe perfect ecology for vampiresFor the Master it is best to consider the whole of recorded human history as a series of test runs A set of experiments carried out over time in preparation for the final master stroke The Master was there during the rise and fall of the Roman Empire He learned from the French Revolution the Napoleonic wars He nested in the concentration camps He lived among you like a deviant sociologist learning everything he could from and about you in order to engineer your collapse Patterns over time The Master learned to align himself with influential power brokers such as Eldritch Palmer and corrupt them He devised a formula for the mathematics of power The perfect balance of vampires cattle and wardens New video with Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan discussing THE STRAIN Trilogy Here I am amazed that a series which started so well with The Strain ended so badly The second book was disappointing but sometimes the middle book of a trilogy is but The Night Eternal is simply awful Mostly I was bored because not much happened in the book Not only is it not scary or interesting but it didn t make any ind of logical sense and yes even vampire apocalyptic novels should follow some sort of logic So much is wrong with this novel I m not sure where to start Let s see First our little gang of survivorsvampire huntersso called hope for the human race is fighting with each other Eph has turned into some ind of alcoholic druggie due to his son being Hello, Snow! kidnapped by his vamp wife Everyone s irritated with him because he s never where he s supposed to be Which begs the uesti Interested in of my reviews Visit my blogNight Eternal the final installation in the Strain Trilogy As the title may tell you you re in for a very dark and desolate journey I willeep this short and sweet as much of this novel needs to be experienced firsthand instead of through a reviewThe StorylineAs the story opens Dr Ephraim Eph Goodweather is still reeling from the loss of his son Zachary Due to the vampire nature his mother Kelly came back for him after she had already been turned The insidious epidemiology of the virus spread in a vampiric perversion of human love Norah and Fet are slowly developing a relationship between each other as Eph has been continually absent from Norah s life The world they live in now is an extremely bleak one The vampires control everything and you don t get fed unless you work for them or reside in a blood farm The farms were the only entirely different thing in this new world That and the fact that there was no educational system No schooling no reading no thinking The blood farms were exactly as they sound humans were rounded up as they were in concentration camps and they are drained of blood Only the young and healthy were A Little Dinner Before the Play kept the older humans simply weren tept around The darkly uiet exterior of the camp spoke to an oppressive efficiency that was almost as shocking The VampiresI had been anxiously awaiting how the authors decided to handle the creation aspect I ll eep this as a spoiler as some readers may be pleasantly surprised and I would hate to ruin this for them view spoilerThe idea that vampires were originally archangels has been done before however I do think it was written uite well and I was intrigued I ve been racking my brain and the only instance of this happening before that I recall was Melissa de la Cruz s Blue Blood s series so that s not the best of comparisons Anyways I was intrigued by the alteration of the story of Lot and of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and that one of the archangels Ozryel was actually the cause for how vampirism began hide spoiler The third book is absolute bull The only reason I ept reading is because I Yuganta, The End Of An Epoch kind of wanted tonow how it ends but importantly so I can record the bull and put it in my review So get this You now how Chernobyl crashed like 40 years ago and you STILL need permits to go there and there are STILL areas that are totally off limits cause they re very dangerous Well apparently this is not the way nuclear waste works in the universe of The Strain There are going to be spoilers now but I strongly advise you to click them and read them cause I also advise you to NOT pick up this series view spoiler So basically
In the end of the second book a lot of nuclear plants were blown up and ifthe end of the second book a lot of nuclear plants were blown up and if m not mistaken there were missiles launched as well The result Two months of radioactive rain and whatnot Oh and minor detail because they certainly consider it MINOR in this book the sky is now covered with waste clouds all the time so that only two hours a day you get some faint light But DESPITE ALL THAT humans carry on with their lives as usual only under the bad guys regime nobody dies explicitly
From The Radiation It Sthe radiation it s even contaminated any In two months time I think the authors forgot plants need sunlight to grow Humans eep living in cities What exactly do they eat What even grows any in this atomic winter No schools not learning and all the intellectuals are Forbidden Reading killed and that is explicitly mentioned But trains run TV works even electricity is running Who does the repairs Who s smart enough to replace what s broken Who is maintaining those hide spoiler A bit spoilerish but not too dangerousDisappointing end Not just the ending of the trilogy but the whole book It tasted so different if compared with the predecessors I don t evennow where to start pointing out the things I dislike from this book The archangels and Sodom Gomora Old Testament tales are so ridiculous I spent much time frowning and shaking my head Too much deus ex machina here and there Why can t the authors make an original tale of the vampire creation And the ro The Strain Trilogy is comprised of three separate volumes published between 2009 and 2011 The Strain 2009 The Fall 2010 and The Night Eternal 2011 Written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan it chronicles a vampiric takeover of the world and the efforts of a band of humans to resistThe trilogy as a whole is entertaining Certainly not with great literary uality but it will make under Guillermo del Toro s direction a heart stopping movie The writing is not bad I presume that the primary author is Chuck Hogan and based only on the one novel of his that I have read Prince of Thieves he is talented As in Prince of Thieves the act. Da América em está a espalhar se pelo resto do mundo Apenas um peueno grupo tenta lutar contra os monstros sedentos de sangue Mas Eph Goodweather o médico ue conseg. ,