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The trilogy ends with lots of action, suspense, thrills and a big bang. A fun journey!
on April 10, 2015
Coming to the end of any good story, especially when it really draws you in always is a bummer no matter how good. There have been few stories that I have read in my life that left me feeling absolutely satisfied.
Now I really did enjoy the ending of the book, I am very glad that this was a trilogy and not something longer. I was speaking with a few friends whom had read the trilogy recently and they felt that it should have been a series, and gone much more into depth as to what else was going on in the world. But I greatly disagree. In many ways, I would classify this story as fantasy horror, of course not the high fantasy of the might and magic style, but it certainly follows a similar strain (pun intended) of following chosen heroes, as they fight against all odds to defeat the all-powerful antagonist. Yeah there is much more going on in the grand scheme of things, but these heroes are who we follow.
It hard to comment to deeply on the story without giving something away, but I can say that I really enjoyed first off that the book had jumped ahead several years in time, so that what we get, is a book which is much much different in tone, mood and approach then the other two books. The writing is great, you get a nice sense of this gothic bleakness which the world has become, as the writing depicts the darkened and sick sky, and the desolation of the city and earth left behind. It has a similar feel to watching a well-made film about WW2, which I think was intentional on the authors parts, and rightly so!
At the end of the day, I really really enjoyed this trilogy. I can see myself in a year or more, picking them up again and having another read! But I have to admit, I feel satisfied, but almost like watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy. They are damn good, and you love them all, but when the credits finally role on the last film, there is a part of you that is glad it is finally over! lol.
I would highly recommend this trilogy, and I would suggest that you read them before you watch the TV series, if you are wondering why I say this, read my review of the first and second book. I explain it there.
Was an exciting and fun Ride! Thanks Del Toro and Hogan, you fellows did some good story telling!