- by Thomas
From the authors of the New York Times bestsellers “The Strain” and “The Fall” comes the final chapter in their vampire trilogy. “The Night Eternal” picks up right where we left the CDC’s former head of the biological threat team Eph, his colleague and former lover Nora and the Russian exterminator Fet behind with vampires now ruling the world under the guise of nuclear winter.
The Master – an ancient vampire with enormous powers – controls everything with our freedom fighters as the only real threat. Like cattle, people are either interred in camps to breed or to be bled in order to provide sustenance for the Master’s vast army. Meanwhile Eph’s son Zack is being held by the Master and Eph is torn between rescuing his son and helping the others overturn this new world order.
Our freedom fighters do get help from Mr. Quinlan, the halfbreed offspring of the Master who is hellbent on revenge. But is it enough now that there is evidence of a traitor lurking in their midst?
The final installment in this collaboration between director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and novelist Chuck Hogan works well with the combination of Del Toro’s rich fantasy and Hogan’s blistering pace. Basically it’s just one hell of a fun read you can really sink your teeth in.
Score: 8.5 out of 10