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The Twelve  : The Passage Trilogy : Book 2 - Justin Cronin

The Twelve

The Passage Trilogy : Book 2

Paperback Published: 30th April 2013
ISBN: 9780752883335
Number Of Pages: 752

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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.

Industry Reviews

Read this book and the ordinary world disappears

Cronin's massive novel transcends its cliches ... It's not only a brilliantly told story, with thrilling plot twists and graphic action sequences, but a moving psychological portrait of survivors facing up to the poignant fact of a lost past and a horrifically uncertain future - Guardian on THE PASSAGE

The stuff of reading frenzies - Sunday Telegraph on THE PASSAGE

Enthralling ... Cronin writes with verve and versatility, and is just as good in action scenes as he is in handling more literary material ... Above all, Amy is a superb creation, believably human yet beguilingly enigmatic - Sunday Times on THE PASSAGE

Epic, apocalyptic, heart-wrenching, catastrophic, mesmerising... - Daily Mirror on THE PASSAGE

A terrifying apocalyptic thriller, populated by believable, sympathetic characters. Once you start reading it, you won't want it to end - The Times on THE PASSAGE



A fantastic read, never predictable and beautifully written.



A decent book and series


A great read, mostly. At times the author seems to put an abundance of effort into page upon page of writing for no real benefit to the character, scene or story overall. These parts can be difficult to read and I found myself skipping them when I recognised it happening. The story as a whole is very good and although im not rushing to tell my friends about it, im interested enough to read on to the final book in this series.

Darwin, Australia


I would recommend this book.


This was the second book in a trilogy. I recommend reading the first one "The Passage" first. I have #3 "The City of Mirrors" to read.

South Australia


Couldn't put this down


Competitive pricing and great selections

Central Coast ,NSW


The Twelve

4.3 4


ISBN: 9780752883335
ISBN-10: 075288333X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 30th April 2013
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1

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