The Twelve

The Twelve

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THE TWELVE Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future. THE TWELVE Until they were selected for a secret experiment. THE TWELVE To create something more than human. THE TWELVE Now they are the future and humanity's worst nightmare has begun. THE TWELVE The epic sequel to THE PASSAGEshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 30mm | 780.17g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 0752897888
  • 9780752897882
  • 11,586

Review quote

Praise for `The Passage` `[A] magnificent beast of a new novel.` `--TIME ` `A blockbuster . . . astutely plotted and imaginative.` ``--`The New York Times Book Review` `Cronin's unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind.` ``--`Parade` `Great storytelling . . . vital, tender and compelling.` ``--`O, The Oprah Magazine ` `Addictive, terrifying and deeply satisfying. Not only is this one of the year's best thrillers; it's one of the best of the past decade--maybe one of the best ever.` ``--`Men's Journal`show more

About Justin Cronin

Born and raised in New England, Justin Cronin is a multi-award-winning writer. He is Professor of English at Rice University, and lives with his family in Houston, Texas.show more

Rating details

68,781 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 31% (21,450)
4 42% (29,126)
3 21% (14,648)
2 4% (2,891)
1 1% (666)

Our customer reviews

This second book in Justin Cronin's trilogy is not as riveting as the first ("The Passage") but that being said, it is still a well written, intelligent book, which I found somewhat hard going. As it didn't take up the story line from the first book, and there appeared to be many 'metamorhii' of several characters, I found myself rereading passages from time to time.Not hard to do, when the writing is this good. Mr. Cronin's THIRD book (for which his public is waiting (NO pressure there!?)is bound to be another great read.show more
by Janice Margaret Warne
Wow. Just wow. Justin Cronin did not disappoint with this sequel to The Passage.This is a story i will never forget. If you want to see a complete video review, go to my youtube chanell: thestorytaylor. * I was quite surprised with the fact that this book did not pick up where The Passage left off. Instead, we are catapulted back to when it all began, while being introduced to some very interesting new characters. * The characters are, like i expected, just as well written and multidimensional as i recalled. I felt a deep connection with just about all of them, both good and evil alike. In my opinion, they are the main focus of this story of epic proportions. * Justin Cronin puts as much work into his characters as he puts into his worldbuilding. All the aspects and details he puts into this book, specially those surrounding The Dome and it's inhabitants, are absolutely brilliant. * It's surprising how all of these aspects come together when we reach the climactic end. The battle against The Twelve, Amy's journey, all the trials and tribulations everyone went through, just made it all the more enjoying. And a hero long gone but not forgotten, rising from the dark to bring light to a new day. Absolutely mesmerizing. Brava, Justin Cronin. Brava.show more
by Juliana Ferreira
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