The 2012 Codex

The 2012 Codex

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In the arid canyonlands of Mexico the race is on for the ultimate end-of-the-world codex--the final 1000-year-old prophesy of the god-king, Quetzalcoatl, who ruled Mexico 1000 years ago. Rita Critchlow and Cooper Jones hunt for that sacred codex in those scorching desert canyons, while 500 years ago, Pacal, a young slave-scholar, sets out on the same deadly quest. He too must find those apocalyptic writings, knowing that his era--the Age of the Aztecs--may well come to an end if he does not find them. For Pacal, the End-Time is at hand. Montezuma has built a vast empire based in what will one day be Mexico City. Now, however, he faces war, disastrous drought, death-cult priests, who rip the hearts out of thousands of people atop their pyramids...and the arrival of red-bearded horse-borne conquistador, bearing preternaturally powerful weapons and catastrophic plagues, sowing pandemic death wherever he goes.America's leaders are also staring into an apocalyptic abyss. Their own time mirrors that of Quetzacoatl's and the Aztec's in shocking detail. Convinced that Quetzalcoatl's codex holds the key to humanity's survival--that he is warning them of a global, planet-killing threat--the two women battle broiling desert canyons and drug-cartel warlords to track it down and decipher it. Moreover, earlier glimpses of his prophesy foreshadow uncanny similarities to those of John's Book of Revelation. Are Quetzalcoatl's and "Revelation"'s prophesies one and the same? Can they crack the 2012 code and save their world from their deadly fate? The countdown is on.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 93.98 x 160.02 x 33.02mm | 272.15g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765362465
  • 9780765362469

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Praise for "Apocalypse 2012" "Jennings' name was made by his well-researched, graphically detailed, and compellingly readable Aztec saga, which offered authentic pictures of how life was led in that both brutal and brilliant society.... Jennings fans will savor the mix of ancient history and near-future apocalypse."
--"Booklist"""Apocalypse 2012" takes you on an enthralling and thrilling journey into the mysteries of the past and the dangers of the near future. I love to be swept away by a book, and this terrific novel carried me far, and will stay with me a long, long time."
--Whitley Strieber, "New York"" Times "bestselling author of "2012: The War for Souls"
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About Junius Podrug

Gary Jennings was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his books, which often included hazardous travel--exploring every corner of Mexico for his Aztec novels, retracing the numerous wanderings of Marco Polo for "The Journeyers," joining nine different circuses for "Spangle," and roaming the Balkans for "Raptor." Born in Buena Vista, Virginia in 1928, Jennings passed away in 1999 in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, leaving behind a rich legacy of historical fiction and outlines for new novels. Robert Gleason was Gary Jennings' editor for a number of years. He lives in New York City.Junius Podrug is an accomplished writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He lives on Cape Cod.
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