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The Fall by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
  

The Fall

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The middle volume in a trilogy that is building nicely, from the famed filmmaker of PAN'S LABYRINTH and the underrated American crime writer, this is another vampire plague tale, but one with a marked difference. The opening volume THE STRAIN introduced a varied set of characters struggling with a worldwide apocalypse and the sequel now sets them on a grim journey to reclaim their humanity. Action-packed, gory but never less than rattling thrills.

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The Fall by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan

The tension-filled sequel to The Strain, from the world-famous director whose films include Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy. We survivors are bloodied, we are broken, we are defeated. But we are not turned. We are not Them. Not yet. The virus unleashed on New York City has taken over. Amid the chaos, Dr Ephraim Goodweather leads a small team struggling against the bloodthirsty victims, but fears it may already be too late. Their condition is contagious, and is spreading across the country. Soon, the entire world will fall. Though Eph understands the threat better than anyone, he is powerless to protect his son Zack. Now corrupted by the deadly strain, Zack's mother, Kelly, stalks the city, awaiting the chance to reclaim her flesh and blood. Guided by Abraham Setrakian, the brilliant professor and Holocaust survivor, Eph and his team must fight off the great terror ahead. The ultimate plan in store for them and what remains of the human race is far more terrible than anyone can imagine - a fate even worse than total annihilation.

Reviews

Praise for THE FALL: 'The climax, all fire and brimstone, nicely sets up the third and final volume
Financial Times

'Enough blood-curdling action to set up a gory finale'
News of the World

'Fast-paced, action-packed, and even better than the first volume. Highly recommended for thriller and horror fans'
Library Journal Praise for THE STRAIN:

'The first in a trilogy that soars with spellbinding intrigue. Truly, an unforgettable tale you can't put down once you read the first page. I can't wait until the next one.'
Clive Cussler

'Blood and apocalypse mix in a terrifying story that feels like it was ripped from today's headlines. Vividly wrought and relentlessly paced, THE STRAIN haunts as much as it terrifies. I cannot wait to see where Del Toro and Hogan take us next.'
James Rollins

'Diverting and never less than expertly crafted'
Guardian

'A great read'
Sun

'An entertaining mix of action blockbuster and vampire myth ! with Del Toro's talent for creating fantastical, macabre characters shining through ! an exciting page-turner'
Metro

'The action and excitement never let up'
SciFi Now

'Del Toro and Hogan succeed in constructing a driving plot and delivering a gripping conclusion. Great characters ! and a flair for striking scenes get this trilogy off to a first-rate start'. Kirkus Reviews 'The authors ratchet up the tension as events alter and the stakes become higher'
SFF World

'Relentlessly paves the way for what promises to be an epic third book'
Kirkus Praise for THE FALL:

'The climax, all fire and brimstone, nicely sets up the third and final volume'
Financial Times

'Enough blood-curdling action to set up a gory finale'
News of the World

'Fast-paced, action-packed, and even better than the first volume. Highly recommended for thriller and horror fans'
Library Journal Praise for THE STRAIN:

'The first in a trilogy that soars with spellbinding intrigue. Truly, an unforgettable tale you can't put down once you read the first page. I can't wait until the next one.'
Clive Cussler

'Blood and apocalypse mix in a terrifying story that feels like it was ripped from today's headlines. Vividly wrought and relentlessly paced, THE STRAIN haunts as much as it terrifies. I cannot wait to see where Del Toro and Hogan take us next.'
James Rollins THE STRAIN:

'A rattling piece of escapism'
The Times

'Diverting and never less than expertly crafted'
Guardian Praise for THE FALL:

'The climax, all fire and brimstone, nicely sets up the third and final volume'
Financial Times

'Enough blood-curdling action to set up a gory finale'
News of the World

'Fast-paced, action-packed, and even better than the first volume. Highly recommended for thriller and horror fans'
Library Journal Praise for THE STRAIN:

'The first in a trilogy that soars with spellbinding intrigue. Truly, an unforgettable tale you can't put down once you read the first page. I can't wait until the next one.'
Clive Cussler

'Blood and apocalypse mix in a terrifying story that feels like it was ripped from today's headlines. Vividly wrought and relentlessly paced, THE STRAIN haunts as much as it terrifies. I cannot wait to see where Del Toro and Hogan take us next.'
James Rollins

'Diverting and never less than expertly crafted'
Guardian

About the Author

Guillermo Del Toro was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and made his feature directorial debut in 1995 with the film Cronos, and has since gone on to direct Mimic, The Devil's Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II, and Pan's Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards. He is currently working on his next film and with Chuck Hogan writing the third volume in the Strain trilogy.

Chuck Hogan is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Devils in Exile and Prince of Thieves, which won the 2005 Hammett Award, was called one of the ten best novels of the year by Stephen King, and is a major motion picture from Warner Bros. titled The Town. Hogan lives with his family in Massachusetts.

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Publication date

9th June 2011

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Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Horror - Fantasy - SF
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ISBN

9780007319503

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