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Released: 2012-10-16

The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel by Justin Cronin


The end of the arena was once simplest the start.
In his internationally bestselling and seriously acclaimed novel The Passage, Justin Cronin constructed an unforgettable world transformed via a govt experiment long past horribly flawed. Now the scope widens and the depth deepens as the epic story surges forward with . . .
In the existing day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by means of the spread of violence and an infection that she continues to plot for her youngster’s arrival whilst society dissolves round her. Kittridge, known to the world as “Ultimate Stand in Denver,” has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the highway, dodging the contaminated, armed but by myself and neatly conscious that a tank of gasoline will get him simplest up to now. April is a young person fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of demise and spoil. These three will research that they have no longer been totally deserted—and that in connection lies hope, even on the darkest of nights.
One hundred years in the future, Amy and the others combat on for humankind’s salvation . . . unaware that the rules have modified. The enemy has advanced, and a dark new order has arisen with a vision of the future infinitely extra horrifying than man’s extinction. If the Twelve are to fall, one of those united to conquer them must pay the ultimate price.
A coronary heart-stopping thriller rendered with masterful literary skill, The Twelve is a grand and gripping tale of sacrifice and survival.
Named probably the most Ten Best Novels of the Yr with the aid of Time and Library Journal, and one of the crucial Easiest Books of the Year via The Washington Submit • Esquire • U.S. Information & World File • NPR/On Point • St. Louis Publish-Dispatch
“Great . . . Cronin has taken his literary presents, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a better suit can be Cormac McCarthy’s The Highway.”—Time
“Learn this e book and the odd world disappears.”—Stephen King

“[A] big, engrossing learn with the intention to have you ever leaving the lights on late into the night time.”—The Dallas Morning News

From the Hardcover adaptation.

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An Unique Essay by way of Creator Justin Cronin

Justin Cronin

Readers often ask the place I get my concepts. The simpler question could be: The place don’t I?

Many people be aware of that The Passage used to be born from a challenge laid down by using my eight-year-previous daughter to write down the story of “a lady who saves the sector.” This wasn’t exactly what I wanted to hear—it gave the impression a trifle formidable—however a dare is a dare. For the next three months she joined me on my day by day jog, following along on her bicycle, whereas the two of us hashed out the plot. As the weeks handed, I realized we were onto something significantly better than the e book I was purported to be writing. I put that e book apart, wrote the primary chapter of The Passage, and never seemed again.

So don’t ever assume you shouldn’t hearken to your children.

But my daughter’s challenge wasn’t the one suggestion. Once I write a novel, my intention is to put absolutely the whole thing I’ve into its pages, proper all the way down to the interesting thing that took place yesterday. I know I’m accomplished when my mind feels as empty as a leaky bucket. So many influences, real and imagined, went into The Passage that I couldn’t checklist them if I attempted. But one reminiscence that stands out is the night time my family and I tried to flee Houston upfront of storm Rita. It appears, about 1,000,000 folks had the same thought. After five hours on the road, we’d made all of it of sixty miles. The highways have been clogged with cars that had long for the reason that run out of fuel; each minimart and gas station had been picked easy. I jumped the median and made it dwelling in a bit under an hour, my gas gauge floating simply above ‘E’.

Rita missed Houston, slamming into a less-inhabited element of Texas and Louisiana shoreline. However the experience of being in a large city evacuation, with its feeling of barely-bottled panic, was one I’ll never fail to remember, and is far and wide in the pages of The Passage.

So where did The Twelve come from?

Once more, many locations. But when I needed to pick one supply, it could be the robust girls in my lifestyles. No bones about it: Gentlemen, in case you doubt for a second that ladies are more difficult than we are, go watch one have a baby. So right here you’ve got Alicia, the girl warrior along with her blades and crossbow; here you’ve got Amy, the spiritual chief and visionary; right here you’ve certainly one of my favorite new characters, Lore DeVeer, whose mechanical savvy is matched only by way of her unbridled sensuality; here you’ve a fourth woman (sorry, can’t tell you who) whose maternal power is as powerful as any nice spectacle of nature. As I wrote The Twelve, I got here to keep in mind that these highly effective characters were the spine of the story. Much more, they’re a tribute to the entire superb ladies I am privileged to know, befriend, and in a single very lucky occasion, marry.

Hope you enjoy The Twelve. All eyes.

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Creator: Justin Cronin Publisher: Ballantine Books Binding: Kindle Version Language: English Pages: 592

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