F or the early years of his career as a writer, justin cronin won awards and got teaching posts for the sort of book that is described as. In the passage, the twelve, and the justreleased the city of mirrors, hes chronicled humanitys slow collapseand slow, stuttering risein the wake of a viral apocalypse that unleashed hordes of vampirelike superbrings upon the world, and quickly. Now the scope widens and the intensity deepens as the epic story surges forward with. The twelve was published on october 16, 2012 by ballantine books. Mary and oneil and the summer guest, as well as a vampire trilogy consisting of the passage, the twelve and city of mirrors. The twelve picks up where the passage left of and continues the adventure at the same pace and excitement as the first book. Nineteen hundred and sixty two new england saw the birth of justin cronin, an author who would, rather rapidly, rise to success, critical acclaim and award winning heights in american literary society. The city of mirrors was released for publication on may 24, 2016 by ballantine books.
April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin. Justin cronin is the new york times bestselling author of the passage trilogy the passage, the twelve, the city of mirrors, the inspiration for a fox tv series in 2010, justin cronins the passage was a phenomenon. The unforgettable tale that critics and readers compared to the novels of cormac mccarthy, michael crichton, stephen king, and margaret atwood became a runaway bestseller and. The passage trilogy comes to an end in the city of. After all, by the end of the previous book, the twelve, the titular twelve the. Alicia is taken captive and tortured, but manages to escape. Plus, i was very happy that in the prologue of this novel, cronin pretty much provided an adequate coverage of what happened in the first book. The postapocalyptic world cronin created captivated me and the ending had me screaming for more. The twelve by justin cronin the passage sequel spoilers. At the end of reading the passage, part one of justin cronins triology, there was no doubt that i would immediately buy the twelve and i was not disappointed. Justin cronin achieved international praise after the release of the passage in 2010.
Alicia donadios child, the result of her rape in the twelve, is. The twelve passage by cronin, justin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Taking place in the nearfuture, the passage describes a postapocalyptic world ravaged by vampirelike creatures who were originally infected as part of. Unsurprisingly then, in the summer of 2010, the world ended again. And i have to say that justin cronin is a brilliant writer. The actionpacked finale of the twelve is more satisfying than the passages cliffhanger ending, although there are plenty of loose threads to keep readers eager for book three. Cronin continues the postapocalypticor, better, postviralsaga launched with 2010s the passage the good citizens of texas might like nothing better than to calve off into a republic and go to war with someone with their very own army and navy, but you wouldnt want to wish the weird nearfuture world of cronins latest on anyone, even if it means that rick perry is no longer. Dan chaon called the passage hypnotic and said that you cant turn the pages fast enough, and yet.
The twelve book two of the passage trilogy audiobook. In the passage, the twelve, justin cronin knows from the end of the world. If the twelve are to fall, one of those united to vanquish them will have to pay the ultimate price. Kittridge, known to the world as last stand in denver, has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. The twelve is the second book in the the passage trilogy.
In his internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel the passage, justin cronin constructed an unforgettable world transformed by a government experiment gone horribly wrong. I received an arc of the twelve and completely surrender myself to it. In addition, early on in the book it introduces a couple more time perspectives. The twelve is a 2012 horror novel by justin cronin and is the second novel in the passage. New york times bestseller the end of the world was only the. If that book was a bit twee at times, it was also smart, well crafted and entertaining. Buy a cheap copy of the twelve book by justin cronin. There was a moment, roughly 300 pages into justin cronins new novel, the twelve, when i became convinced the book had to be ending soon. For readers disappointed when the passage jumped ahead 100 years, the twelve fills in some of the blanks. The twelve, which is the second book of cronins towering trilogy, can be. Instead of picking up where the passage left off, it tells a different part of the story. At the end of the passage, the great viral plague had left a small group of survivors clinging to life amidst a world transformed into a nightmare. It didnt pack the same wallop, but it was a solid read in which the bloody attacks of the virals were replaced by an equally bloody political climate in their aftermath.
Bookpage wrote that the ending to the twelve was more satisfying than that of the passage, but that there are plenty of loose threads to keep. Wow, im only a couple hundred pages into this and it has so far exceeded my expectations. The twelve book two of the passage trilogy audiobook, by justin cronin. Passage trilogy series justin cronin justin cronin brilliantly imagines the fall of civilization and humanitys desperate fight to survive in what stephen king calls one of the great achievements in american fantasy fictionthe critically acclaimed, new york times bestselling passage series. Roz kaveney on a followup to a vampire blockbuster. He has won the hemingway foundationpen award, the stephen crane prize, and a whiting award. Although both books do have some lengths, i never reached the point where i did seriously consider to quit reading. The passage by justin cronin no one in the publishing or entertainment world can be blamed for getting pretty excited when a vampire apocalypse trilogy lands on their desk. New york times bestseller the end of the world was only the beginning. The book smugglers sometimes, expectations can be a bitch. A distinguished faculty fellow at rice university, he divides his. The twelve, its sequel, arrived a few months late, in the fall of 2012, but in the end that was all right. Cronin stepped up his game and delivered a tighter, breathtaking tale. The passage, coming in just shy of 800 pages, is the first installment of that trilogy, with a movie already in the works.
Justin cronins bloodandthunder tale of a viral vampire apocalypse began in 2010 with the passage. I did read many books with a post apocalyptic setting over the years, but cronins vampire trilogy is outstanding in this. It is the first book of a trilogy that includes 2012s the twelve and 2016s city of mirrors. Every new vampire story absorbs and reconfigures the tradition, as justin cronin aptly demonstrates in. The first part of the book takes place within a few.
Every new vampire story absorbs and reconfigures the tradition, as justin cronin aptly demonstrates in the twelve the second installment to a vampire trilogy that began in 2010 with cronins blockbuster novel the passage. It continues the story of the key characters that survived book 1 some 5 years after them reaching roswell and the events that occurred there. Justin cronin set the bar almost impossibly high with the passage, his first novel about a postapocalyptic america overrun by vampires. The trilogy was concluded with the publishing of the city of mirrors, which was released in 2016. Ever since i devoured the passage in 2010 i have anxiously awaited the release of book two. Coffee and a book chick i had this eerie and remote sense of detachment kimba the caffeineated reader the characters in this trilogy have been superbly fleshed out. But transformation is as much a staple of the genre as bats and bloodsucking. The passage is a horror fiction novel published in 2010 by the american author justin cronin. The twelve is the second entry in the passage trilogy, by the texas author that offered up a uniquely different vampire series that wasnt cutesy like the twilight saga or the vampire diaries.
An exclusive essay by author justin cronin readers often ask where i get my ideas. The twelve is the second book in justin cronins vampire apocalypse trilogy that started with the passage. Amy surrenders to guilder, telling him that she is the mythical. In a sense, the end of everything has become the new normal. Cronins capacity for detailed worldbuilding and meticulous story architecture, not to mention his predilection for exposing some of humanitys rawest fears, sent the novel straight up the bestseller list, and the second installment, the twelve, followed in 2012. The passage is a novel by justin cronin, published in 2010 by ballantine books, a division of random house, inc.
A novel book one of the passage trilogy audiobook by justin cronin. As the twelve gather at the homeland, so do alicia, amy, greer, peter and the others. The twelve book two of the passage trilogy by justin cronin, 9780553840742, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. With the second book in the passage trilogy, the twelve, justin cronin continues to weave his ginormous web of narrative threads, both looking back at the beginning from a different angle and pursuing the stories unfinished in the first novel. Justin cronin is the new york times bestselling author of the passage, the twelve, the city of mirrors, mary and oneil which won the penhemingway award and the stephen crane prize, and the summer guest. Justin cronins passage series has always been fascinating for its refusal to. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. The passage is a novel by justin cronin, published in 2010 by ballantine books, a division of. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the national endowment for the arts and a whiting writers award.517 26 42 1268 1096 277 906 1034 1050 1294 648 1504 670 104 147 1413 794 598 1308 1020 454 395 1132 731 530 1011 789 1027 135 1413 727 536 1364