By Justin Cronin
The finish of the area was once in simple terms the beginning.
In his across the world bestselling and seriously acclaimed novel The Passage, Justin Cronin built an unforgettable global reworked by means of a central authority scan long past horribly fallacious. Now the scope widens and the depth deepens because the epic tale surges ahead with . . .
at this time, because the man-made apocalypse unfolds, 3 strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a physician and an expectant mom, is so shattered by way of the unfold of violence and an infection that she maintains to plot for her child’s arrival whilst society dissolves round her. Kittridge, identified to the realm as “Last Stand in Denver,” has been compelled to escape his stronghold and is now at the highway, dodging the contaminated, armed yet on my own and good acutely aware tank of fuel gets him merely to this point. April is struggling with to lead her little brother effectively via a panorama of dying and destroy. those 3 will examine that they have got now not been absolutely abandoned—and that during connection lies wish, even at the darkest of nights.
100 years sooner or later, Amy and the others struggle on for humankind’s salvation . . . unaware that the foundations have replaced. The enemy has advanced, and a depressing new order has arisen with a imaginative and prescient of the longer term infinitely extra scary than man’s extinction. If the Twelve are to fall, a type of united to conquer them should pay the final word price.
A heart-stopping mystery rendered with masterful literary ability, The Twelve is a grand and gripping story of sacrifice and survival.
PRAISE FOR JUSTIN CRONIN’S THE PASSAGE
Named one of many Ten most sensible Novels of the yr through Time and Library magazine, and the best Books of the 12 months by means of The Washington publish • Esquire • U.S. information & international Report • NPR/On element • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary presents, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly subsequent to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, yet a better fit will be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.”—Time
“Read this e-book and the normal global disappears.”—Stephen King
“[A] substantial, engrossing learn that might have you ever leaving the lighting fixtures on overdue into the night.”—The Dallas Morning News
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