In this final Repairman Jack novel, Rasalom, the embodiment of ageless evil,Â Â launches the final days of Earth in his bid to win he planet for the otherness by first bringing eternal night.Â During the increasingly long nights, vicious, hungry creatures emerge from bottomless sinkholes that appear in theÂ ground and attack people. Standing against him and his voracious army are a pitiful collection of people, including the now-mortal Glaecken, severalÂ other men and women who've been drawn into the situation, and Jack. The odds are very much against them, especially since the mysterious Ally, a force that opposes the Otherness, Rasalomâ€™sÂ sponsors - think the Really Dark Side - have been fooled into thinking RasalomÂ is gone from Earth.
Ever since Jack got a grisly but appropriate revenge on a scumbag who killed hisÂ mom by pushing a concrete block off of an overpass into traffic below, Jack has worked as a repairman.Â Jack is a repairman like James Bond is Cupid.Â Jack doesn't repair appliances, but instead repairs situations with clients who cannot go to the police.Â Along the way, he learned of the Secret History and of the ambitions and powers of Rasalom.Â In Nightfall, he gets the full course.
Just to confuse things, this book was initially written years ago to end the two-pronged approach of the Adversary Cycle and the Repairman Jack series which at that point was a single stand-alone novel.Â Both series trace back to The Keep, about a small castle keep in Eastern Europe where Glaecken meets and appears to vanquish Rasalom.Â Â Having written the books of the Adversary Cycle, Wilson paused to write his first Repairman Jack novel, The Tomb, in which Jack experiences the Otherness while battling demonic creatures.Â He then wrote the first version of Nightfall, although he and his fans had fallen in love with Jack and he proceded to writesÂ a series of books about the rage-filled, unstoppable Jack in more than a dozen novels, as well as three juvenile fiction books about teenage Jack, several short stories, and still plans a few moreÂ Repairman Jack novels about his early years in his odd profession.
Because of the growth of Jack as a continuing characterÂ with a wealth of extra detail brought about in the development of the series, Wilson has issued a reworked version of Nightfall which wraps up loose ends and gives Jack a greater role in the final confrontation.
Great book. An epic ending to the Repairman Jack series.Â You can check out F. Paul Wilsonâ€™s website at www.repairmanjack.com/