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The 4400: Welcome to Promise City Paperback – November 8, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: 4400
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (November 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451628145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451628142
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

GREG COX is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous Star Trek novels, including The Eugenics Wars (Volumes One and Two), The Q Continuum, Assignment: Eternity, and The Black Shore. His short fiction can be found in su

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Fun continuation of the television series!
Zachary Valenti
It was well written and the characters were immediately recognizable from the show.
Christofer
This book is great it ties up all the loose end that the TV show left unanswered.
Denise K.

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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By small review on December 4, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I knew the show had been canceled prematurely before I watched all four seasons on DVD but, being the glutton for punishment I am, I went ahead and watched them anyway. How bad could the lack of ending be? I thought. I never anticipated how great the show would be and how hooked I would become. I rarely read tv/movie novelizations, but after the last episode I frantically searched Amazon for any available book that might give me some closure.

*If you haven't finished watching the series, then don't read any further*

Lucky for me I found Welcome to Promise City and quickly ordered a copy. This book picks up directly after the last episode where Collier's P-Positives were controlling Seattle after the promicin outbreak left thousands dead and NTAC scrambling. Everything that happens in the book follows perfectly with the TV show: the characters think, talk, and behave as they did on the show and, thankfully, the author completely avoided adding any tweaks to their personalities as so often happens in books like this. Not only are the characters consistent, but the plot follows perfectly in line with what would have likely happened in the show had it continued.

All of the core characters (including the Marked) appear in the book and play significant roles in advancing the plot. The only reason I gave the book four stars instead of five is because, given we only have two books to wrap up the entire series, not enough happened in this book. A lot did happen, but with only one more book to go, there will either be a rush of action, or too many unanswered questions in the final book.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Kemp on August 11, 2009
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I was a huge fan of the The 4400, and after an amazing 4th Season I couldn't believe it was canceled. The final season's cliffhanger left me desperately hoping that the show would make a return somehow. Not long ago I introduced my girlfriend to the show on DVD, and while looking at its Wikipedia page I noticed that 2 books were coming out to finish off the story.

This first book picks up right where the show ended, and for fans of the show it's easy to see the scenes playing out in your head. I don't know if the author received guidance from the creators as to where to take the story, but it feels very natural and satisfying. The book is well written and it's a thrill to be able to continue the saga. The book does advance the plot a good amount, but with only one book left it seems there will be a whole lot of ground to cover before reaching a satisfying ending. After reading "Welcome to Promise City," however, I'm confident The 4400 will finally get the finale it deserves.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bj on February 1, 2013
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Being a fan of the TV show The 4400, I was very disappointed when the show came to an end. I haven't read any of the previous stories written during the airing of the show but I just couldn't leave the show the way they ended it. Great ending, I just wanted more.

This book starts right off with the end of the series. Greg Cox, who also wrote The Vesuvius Prophecy for the 4400, does an excellent job of continuing the story where the show left off. Being a book written with established character the is no time spent on introductions or familiarizing the reader to who's who, which works perfectly. The book reads much like a script and it's very easy to visualize and conceptualize the characters voices in your mind while reading.

Don't want to give too much away, it's a very good read and feels like a collection of lost episodes.

Recommend this to fans of the series and also recommend picked up the next book in the series Promises Broken by David Mack, it picks up right where this one ends and also acts as the last chapter in the 4400 cannon, so far...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 14, 2014
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I recently finished watching the show on Netflix and knew that it was cancelled. Too bad because it was a pretty good show. Well this book picks up right where the show left off. If you are looking to extend your experience with the show with the continuing story this is definitely it. And like the show,, this book opens up as many new questions as are answered! :)

The book itself reads easy, and has good pacing. The author does a great job of capturing the essence of the characters.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Denise K. on April 2, 2014
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This book is great it ties up all the loose end that the TV show left unanswered. I hate when they leave you hanging and cancel a show!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joey Halley on February 26, 2014
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again wanted to know what happens after tv series ended. not disappointed. hope there will be more in the series!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dale on February 11, 2014
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The book picks up exactly where it should to continue the story. I would still like to see the show come back but this will do.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Rakes on August 10, 2009
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This book is the perfect continuation of the show. It blends perfectly with the last season with a plausible story line. All the characters stay true to the show and almost all of them are included. Promises Broken felt like watching the show again. It made me miss the series even more! Fantastic book!
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