Friday, October 2, 2009

New Book Arrival: The Twelve by William Gladstone

The publicist, Jane Wesman Public Relations, generously sent me a copy of The Twelve for review.

The Twelve is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel about a most unusual man. As a child, Max lives in a world of colors and numbers, not speaking until the age of six. As an adult, Max ventures on a journey of destiny to discover the secret behind the ancient Mayan prophecy about the "end of time," foretold to occur on December 21, 2012. When he is fifteen years old, Max has a near death experience during which he has a vision that reveals to him the names of twelve unique individuals. While Max cannot discern the significance of these twelve names, he is unable to shake the sense that they have deep meaning. Eight years pass before Max meets the first of the twelve. With this, Max's voyage of discovery begins, as he strives to uncover the identities and implications of "the twelve"—individuals he will meet during his journey towards truth, all of whom seem connected, and all of whom may hold the answer to what will happen at the exact moment the world may end. The novel takes the reader on a series of global adventures, culminating in a revelation of why and how Max and the twelve are destined to unite to discover the magnitude of the meaning of December 21, 2012. Only the twelve can provide the answers, as the fate of all humanity rests in the balance.


Christy Pinheiro, EA ABA said...

Actually, this "End of Days" Mayan prophesey is freaking me out a little bit. I keep seeing more and more about it.

Ryan G said...

I'm interested by the fact that all of these books and movies concerning 2012 are starting to come out. I'm really interested in your review.

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