The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues.
It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Infecting twelve death-row prisoners with an ancient virus, in order to create human weapons. Instead, the virus turned them into ravening unstoppable monsters. And when the Twelve broke out of the underground facility where they had been born, all hell was truly unleashed.
In a world now ravaged by the viral plague, humanity is reduced to stubborn pockets of resistance. But if the human race is to have a future, survival is not enough. Against terrifying odds, they must hunt down the Twelve and destroy them in their lairs.
But something is wrong. The virals' behaviour is inexplicably changing. And all the clues point toward the Homeland, a sinister dictatorship where an unlikely trio are re-imagining humanity s destiny: Horace Guilder, a veteran of the original experiment with a blood-curdling vision of immortality; Lila Kyle, a woman whose tragic past has turned her into a figure of nightmare; and Lawrence Grey, a man whose search for connections has been fulfilled in the most gruesome way imaginable.
And then there is Amy. The Girl From Nowhere. Once the thirteenth test subject and now the only human who can fathom the Homeland's secret and truly enter the hive minds of the Twelve.
But what she finds there may spell the end of everything.
About the Author
Born and raised in New England, Justin Cronin is a multi-award-winning writer. He is Professor of English at Rice University and lives with his family in Houston, Texas.
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Comments about The Twelve:
This book can be read on its own but best if you have read The Passage first.
I loved it and read it in 2 days.
Only issue is that I have to wait for the 3rd and final book now!
Praise for "The Passage"
"[A] magnificent beast of a new novel."
"A blockbuster . . . astutely plotted and imaginative."
""--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Cronin's unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind."
"Great storytelling . . . vital, tender and compelling."
""--"O, The Oprah Magazine
"Addictive, terrifying and deeply satisfying. Not only is this one of the year's best thrillers; it's one of the best of the past decade--maybe one of the best ever."
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 16th October 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4 x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.69