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    DescriptionThe voordalak--a creature of legend, the tales of which have terrified Russian children for generations. But for Captain Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov--a child of more enlightened times--it is a legend that has long been forgotten. Besides, in the autumn of 1812, he faces a more tangible enemy: the Grande Armee of Napoleon Bonaparte. City after city has fallen to the advancing French, and it now seems that only a miracle will keep them from Moscow itself. In desperation, Aleksei and his comrades enlist the help of the Oprichniki--a group of twelve mercenaries from the furthest reaches of Christian Europe, who claim that they can turn the tide of the war. It seems an idle boast, but the Russians soon discover that the Oprichniki are indeed quite capable of fulfilling their promise ... and much more. Unnerved by the fact that so few can accomplish so much, Aleksei remembers those childhood stories of the voordalak. And as he comes to understand the true, horrific nature of these twelve strangers, he wonders at the nightmare they've unleashed in their midst.... Full of historical detail, thrilling action, and heart-stopping supernatural moments, Twelve is storytelling at its most original and exciting.


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    Title
    Twelve
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jasper Kent
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 447
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781616142414
    ISBN 10: 1616142413
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Libri: I-FA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    DC22: 823/.92
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009030
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009050
    LC classification: PR6111.E584 T88 2010
    Thema V1.0: FV, FM
    Publisher
    Prometheus Books
    Imprint name
    Prometheus Books
    Publication date
    01 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Amherst
    Author Information
    Jasper Kent was born in Worcestershire, England, in 1968. He attended King Edward's School, Birmingham, and went on to study natural sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, specializing in physics. Jasper has spent almost twenty years working as a software engineer in the UK and in Europe, while also working on writing both fiction and music. In that time, he has produced the novels Twelve, Thirteen Years Later, Yours Etc., Mr. Sunday, and Sifr, as well as cowritten several musicals, including The Promised Land and Remember! Remember! Jasper lives in Brighton, where he shares a flat with his girlfriend and several affectionate examples of the species Rattus norvegicus. Visit Jasper Kent's Web site at www.jasperkent.com.