The Fall

Well, I have to say I was rather disappointed in The Fall by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It, to me, seems very much a "we've got to stretch this story into three books" middle book. Sure, stuff happens, but not much and I really feel like it could have been covered in about 2, maybe 3 chapters.

There's a prologue, and an epilogue, detailing some hints as to how the world in the story is going to get much, much worse very soon. Our heroes, Eph Goodweather and his son Zach, his colleague Nora Martinez, aging vampire hunter Abraham Setrakian, and exterminator Vasily Fet are all scattered for much of the book. Nora has to evacuate with her aging mother and Zach goes with them. Eph heads out on his own for a suicide mission to stop the human man who's helping the vampires while Fet and Setrakian search for a book that may hold clues to stopping the vampires. Several things don't go as planned and, as many amazon reviewers pointed out, there is really the feeling of an Empire Strikes Back type downer.

It isn't that i wanted a happy ending. I just felt that some of the characters actions were quite silly. I still think Fet is a cool character but to have him suddenly start blogging? not so sure about that. I did like the gang of vampire killers lead by Gus from the first book; that part seemed really realistic. Overall, a 4, and another for the RIP challenge.

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  1. Sorry to hear you didn't like this. I actually liked it, but I admit that it could have been compressed and made just a two book series...

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