The Twelve (The Passage, #2) by Justin CroninLook Inside. Oct 16, Minutes Buy. Jan 19, ISBN Oct 16, ISBN Oct 16, Minutes. In his internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel The Passage, Justin Cronin constructed an unforgettable world transformed by a government experiment gone horribly wrong.
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The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy)
The Twelve is an entirely different sort of book than The Passage. The Passage is part origin story, part post-apocalypse adventure thriller. The Twelve , on the other hand, has earned the horror label literary horror, but horror none-the-less. The tone of the second book in this series is much darker, the stories it tells much more gruesome. It does, however, retain the Cronin signature — that of delving deep into each character you are reading about. Like The Passage , this book is its characters. Lila Kyle and Lawrence Grey become hugely important.
First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse. Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. We are experiencing technical difficulties.
The Twelve was published on October 16, by Ballantine Books. The film rights to the three novels were acquired in for adaptation into a film trilogy , but after 12 years of development and planning, it has been changed to a television series , premiering in January After briefly revisiting some of the surviving characters from the first book, the novel jumps back to the start of the plague. Four plot lines emerge: an autistic young school bus driver named Danny decides to take his bus on his rounds one more time; a military sniper named Kittridge holes up on a high floor of a Denver apartment building and begins shooting virals; Lawrence Grey, a janitor from the complex that Project Noah began in, wakes up in a hotel only to find himself younger and slimmer than he used to be; and Horace Guilder a dying federal government functionary copes with the country falling apart around him. Danny happens to come across two children, year-old April Donadio and Tim, her younger brother, and picks them up. Meanwhile, Grey encounters a disoriented pregnant woman, who does not realize the dissolution of society around her, shopping for paint for her baby's bedroom in an abandoned Home Depot.
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