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The Twelve: The Passage Trilogy Book 2 by [Cronin, Justin]
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Length: 592 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The epic story of THE PASSAGE continues.



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 PASSAGE


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2345 KB
  • Print Length: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (16 October 2012)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00946TM9G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,180 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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This is a great read for those who don't like vampire movies and books. I love the characters and I love how their stories unfold and entwine, the hero's and heroine's really are the last of humanity, including Amy, Carter and Wolgast, they all are what humans should be in adversity. Bring on book 3:)
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Justin Cronin's "The Passage" was the most epic vampire novel in recent memory, and a nice counterpoint to the hyperromanticized teen drivel like "Twilight."

So Cronin has a pretty hefty challenge in his second vampire novel, "The Twelve" -- he has to continue the story that he began in "The Passage," but without falling prey to sequelitis. And he succeeds wildly in both cases, crafting a darkly gritty, horrifying tale in a grim yet uplifting style. It's absolutely brilliant.

As with the first book, it's almost impossible to summarize "The Twelve's" plot. The backstory is that n the 21st century, scientists infected twelve death-row inmates with a mysterious virus... which turns them into insectile "viral" vampires. The virals spread across the US, infecting others and destroying civilization as they went.

Part of the story picks up in the time immediately after Year Zero, with awesome characters like a guy known as "Last Stand in Denver" who barricaded himself until the virals forced him to flee. And we also return to the characters we got to know in "The Passage," further exploring the story of "The Girl From Nowhere," the newly hybridized Alicia, and others who survived the first book.

It's also really hard to summarize a book like this -- it's a sprawling, non-linear tale that hops from one time period to another, even as the monstrous virals begin to mutate into different breeds. The only hope for humanity is to attack the viral hives, and even the Twelve themselves.

It's probably a good idea to refresh your memory by rereading "The Passage" before picking up "The Twelve.
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I had read The Passage and The Twelve many years ago & decided to reread both before tackling the newly released The City Of Mirrors

The Twelve is understandably epic , but doesn't have the charm or adventure of The Passage. Some of the new characters are completely unlikable whilst others remain oddly mysterious such as Lucious Greer , I'm hoping his story is fully fleshed out in the next installment

The other frustration is the ongoing Wolgast / Amy relationship, the father daughter connection is laid on really thick and the continuous references become really tiresome by the end of the book . They love each other , ok we get it enough already!

All in all if you have read The Passage you'll read this and that's all there is to it
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By Jeffrey Swystun TOP 50 REVIEWER on 23 June 2014
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The Passage introduced the reader to a fresh apocalyptic event and post-apocalyptic world. Though long-winded The Passage intrigued and I looked forward to the second instalment. The Twelve does not disappoint, in fact, it is a better read given length, pace, and taut storytelling. Cronin really held my interest by flashing back to the original event with gritty, graphic depictions of a world falling apart. This is much more exciting than the 'Dies a Fire-type' atmosphere Cronin has created one hundred years in the future. It is curious that books such as these (King's The Stand) have the fate of the whole world always decided within the borders of America. It is also tough to imagine so much of American culture remaining intact after three generations given the extent of changes that have taken place. But those are extremely minor peeves that do not subtract from what should become a classic series.
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I congratulate Justin Cronin on achieving the impossible. Making the end of the world, via vampire apocalypse, extremely tedious.
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