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.
- Paperback | 432 pages
- 104.14 x 193.04 x 33.02mm | 294.83g
- 30 Mar 2010
- Tor Books
- United States
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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.
""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"