World War Three wiped out the humankind. The planet is empty now. Huge cities became dust and ashes. Railroads are being eaten by rust. Abandoned satellites hang lonely on the orbit. Radio is mute on all the frequencies.
The only survivors of the last war were those who made it into the
gates of the Metro, the subway system of Moscow city. It’s there,
hundreds of feet below the ground, in the vaults of what was
constructed as the world’s largest air-raids shelter that people
try to outlive the end of the days. It’s there that they created a
new world for themselves.
The stations of Metro became city-states, and its citizens, torn
apart by religions and ideologies are fighting for the now scarce
commodities: air, water, and space. This tiny underground world can
only remind humans of an immense world they once were the masters
It’s been twenty years past Doomsday, and yet the survivors refuse
to give up. The most stubborn of them keep cherishing a dream: when
the radiation level from nuclear bombings subsides, they will be
able to return to the surface and have the life their parents once
But the most stubborn of the stubborn continues to search for other
survivors in this huge emptiness that once was called Earth. His
name is Artyom. He would give anything to lead his own people from
the underground onto the surface.
And he will.
METRO 2035 continues and terminates the story of Artyom, the hero
of the original Metro 2033 book and the Metro video games. Millions
of readers across the world have been waiting for this novel for
the long ten years. For those who have been following Artyom’s
adventures from the very beginning, Metro 2035 will deliver the
concluding powerful part of the saga, with the ultimate part of the
puzzle that can’t be found anywhere else. For the new readers,
Metro 2035 will become an excellent introduction into this unique
fiction universe that has millions of fans across the
Dmitry Glukhovsky’s METRO novels have already sold millions of
copies in 37 languages. They have also become a basis of cult video
games ‘Metro 2033’ and ‘Metro Last Light’, and the film rights were
optioned by a Hollywood studio.
Behind the tense plot and the dark ambience of Metro 2035, there’s
yet another level: that of social dystopia and political satire.
Metro metaphorically paints a pitiless picture of today’s Russia,
that is being overcast again by the dark shadows of its gruesome
past. Do Russians need freedom? Do they want a war? Can they
survive without an enemy? Who’s to blame and can anything be done
about it? Eternal questions. Fresh answers.