Apocalypse 2012

Apocalypse 2012

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The Mayan 'End-Time Codex' predicts the end of the world in 2012. A young Aztec-Mayan slave tells the story of its creation: gifted in math and astronomy, Coyotl advises the god-king, Quetzalcoatl. Gathering artists, scientists, and architects, this ruler builds the great, golden city of Tula but soon faces war, disastrous drought, death-cult priests who rip the hearts out of thousands of people...and an epic catastrophe threatening all humanity. Meanwhile, thousand years later, scientists have rediscovered the End-Time Codex and learned that their own time mirrors Tula's golden age. Can they crack the 2012 code and save their world from Tula's deadly fate? The countdown begins.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 104.14 x 193.04 x 33.02mm | 294.83g
  • Tor Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765362457
  • 9780765362452
  • 1,163,974

About Gary Jennings

GARY JENNINGS was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his novels, which often included hazardous travel. He passed away in 1999, leaving behind a rich legacy of historical fiction and ideas for new novels.
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""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 "Critical Mass ""If you thought Revelation""was a serious head trip, you are going to love this tale by the high priests of the apocalypse" --Stephen Coonts, "New York Times "bestselling author of "The Assassin ""With Apocalypse 2012, Gary Jennings' Aztec saga continues; thriller writing rises to a new, exalted all-time high." David Hagberg, bestselling author of ""The Expediter"" and three-time winner of the American Mystery Award "Fascinating and frightening. "Apocalypse 2012 "is a saga that will make you think as well as chill you. Gary Jennings would be proud." --Barbara D'Amato, Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of "Death of a Thousand Cuts" "Whatever you're reading this month, stop, because you simply have to read Apocalypse 2012, a fantastic and fantastical tale of curses and clues, of ancient prophesies and modern mayhem, of fabulous characters in a fast-moving plot that sweeps us back and forth across a millennium as easily as some books take us from Monday to Tuesday. It's the kind of book I love to read and aspire to write: a brilliant blending of history, mystery, and pulse-pounding suspense." --William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of ""The Lost Constitution"" and ""Back Bay"""""""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""The authors lovingly describe the world of their pre-Columbian characters.""--Publishers Weekly"
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189 ratings
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4 15% (29)
3 35% (66)
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