Apocalypse 2012: A Novel

Apocalypse 2012: A Novel

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Apocalypse 2012: A Novel by Gary Jennings, Robert Gleason, Junius Podrug

In ancient Mexico, the "End-Time Codex"--prophesizing the world's end in 2012--is entombed. A young Aztec-Mayan slave tells us its story.

Gifted in math and astronomy, Coyotl rises to king's counselor in Tula, a golden city of milk and honey ruled by the brilliant god-king, Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent of lore. Gathering artists, scientists and craftsmen, this legendary ruler builds a city that will awe humanity for one thousand years. But he also faces war, catastrophic drought, betrayal and the rise of an evil death-cult religion. Instituting the infamous "Blood Covenant," its priests drag thousands of people a year atop temple-pyramids and rip their hearts beating from their chests. To stop them Quetzalcoatl must defy the flames of bloody civil war.

A thousand years later scientists discover the End-Time Codex. While struggling to decipher it, they realize their own age mirrors Tula's. Can they crack the 2012 code and save their world from Tula's deadly fate?



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429986403
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Series: Aztec , #6
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 695,468
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

GARY JENNINGS was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his novels, which often included hazardous travel. He passed away in 1999, leaving behind a rich legacy of historical fiction and ideas for new novels.

ROBERT GLEASON was Gary Jennings' editor for a number of years. He lives in New York City.

JUNIUS PODRUG is an accomplished writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He lives on Cape Cod.


Gary Jennings was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his books, which often included hazardous travel-exploring every corner of Mexico for his Aztec novels, retracing the numerous wanderings of Marco Polo for The Journeyers, joining nine different circuses for Spangle, and roaming the Balkans for Raptor. Born in Buena Vista, Virginia in 1928, Jennings passed away in 1999 in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, leaving behind a rich legacy of historical fiction and outlines for new novels.

Robert Gleason, author of End of Days, has worked for 40 years in the New York book industry, where he has published many scientists, politicians and military experts. He starred in and hosted a two-hour History Channel special, largely devoted to nuclear terrorism and has discussed the subject on many national TV/radio talk shows, including Sean Hannity’s and Lou Dobbs’s TV shows and George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM. He has also spoken on nuclear terrorism at major universities, including Harvard.


Junius Podrug is the author of Frost of Heaven, Presumed Guilty, and The Disaster Survival Bible. He has experienced two major earthquakes, a flash flood, a blizzard of historical significance, a shipboard emergency, and a crazy with a gun. He considers his paranoia to be heightened awareness and habitually checks where the life vests are stored when boarding a ship and where the fire escapes are located before unpacking in a hotel room. He lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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Gary Jennings' Apocalypse 2012: A Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's like someone did a bunch of research, then tried to make a story where there isn't one. Reads like an especially boring text book. Gary jennings did not write this; he has been dead for many years and must be turning over in his grave with the crap his publisher keeps putting his name on. I give it one star only because I can't give it negative five stars. Save your money this book is a RIP OFF :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It would've happened an hour ago!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me reading; loved the historical background.A little scary to think about esp. when they were talking about water shortage around the planet
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