When a small island community rises up against what it believes is a conspiracy to corrupt the town with casino gambling, the residents find that the real threat comes from an ancient Evil within the Cubit. Soon no one is certain who is real and who is dead.
In this first book of The 2012 Trilogy:
The Professor brought the Cubit to Janine Bender's house in Kansas a year ago where it was released onto her farm, destroying everything. For months she thought she was insane until, finally, she found Paradise: Port Aransas, Texas, a town of outer beauty and inner secrets, an island in the Gulf where she was always destined to be.
Billy Jo Presser, an MIT dropout and the town's "second-best" surfer, has become a part of Janine's destiny. But as a scientist how could he believe? He'd lost his faith a long time ago. Now, he is forced to face a world without academic principal, with no figures or facts or proof. Now, he must confront the ultimate truth, one that hurtles him and Janine on a mind-twisting journey predestined by an ancient countdown toward Armageddon.
For 26,000 years, the Mayans have known the end was coming. Port Aransas is about to reveal these secrets.
Peter Galarneau, Jr., is the author of several published short stories, including The Edge of Hell, The Worms Within Us and Muldoon's Nursery. He is a professor of public relations with concentrations in writing and media studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia. He has also authored and reviewed numerous academic publications.
After years of research surrounding the Mayan End Date of December 21, 2012, Galarneau, Jr. coupled his love and experience of horror fiction with this ancient mystery to create The 2012 Trilogy of which The Cubit is the first book. The second book in the trilogy, The Djed, is scheduled for publication in 2009.
He lives with his wife and two cats within the comfort of the West Virginia hills.
|Publisher:||P.T. William Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found The Cubit to be one of the most character-driven stories I have ever read. Every character I met, I felt like i knew them. They were my friends; I'd met them somewhere in my town, in high school, at the bank. My favorite character was.well, I can't say. That's like asking to pick your favorite friend. Joel or Janine or Billy or Steph.I really can't say. Even Marcy had my mind and my loins working overtime. The evil in the story built over time and I never knew where or when it was going to hit. I wanted to save all of the characters from it, my friends, but I couldn't. I was happy and I was sad all at the same time. I'm telling you reading the Cubit was like being on an emotional freight train. When it was all over, I was out of breath, but, still, I knew it wasn't all over. There's two more books coming out and I can't wait. I offer you this advice. Read it! The Cubit will attack your false sense of security about the future.
This isn't the type of book I normally read, but once I started the book, I could not lay it down. This is an amazing author who leaves you with a lot to think about.....what is to come next? I can not wait for his next book. I know it also will be thrilling. I am so glad I read this book!!!
This book was a wild ride. It starts out with the action right away. There was a lull in the middle that was a bit slow, but once you got past that my goodness did the action pick back up. The plot and the supernatural unraveling the whole way till finally the climax where we get the big reveal. And even then we are left with only part of the story, making me want to know more. It left off with the fate of some of our heroes in question, a new journey for answers and the fate of the world beginning, and a foreshadowing of evil. In other words, I loved it and am very excited for the next installment of the trilogy.