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You will live on, as long as there is still someone alive who remembers you...,
This review is from: The Twelve (Passage) (Hardcover)
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I won't attempt to rehash the plot. If you read the first in this trilogy, you will want to devour more of the story. No question. If you have not picked this up because you have heard that it is about "vampires" and is sort of like The Stand -- part of that is true. But these creatures are quite unique (engineered by the military) and the battle of good vs evil, though a common theme throughout literature, the 'end of the world as we know it' scenario is handled very cleverly.
Although the very large cast of characters was confusing as the narrative and point of view skipped back and forth in perspective and time, I finally got into the rhythm and the pace of it and just went along for the wild ride! You may want to refresh your memory with a quick skim of THE PASSAGE before picking this one up, as I did not do that, and had a little trouble at first remembering everything from the first book.
Because the characters are so complex -- you loathe them one moment and feel a twinge of sympathy in the next -- it is easy to keep the pages turning to find out what happens to them all. Who will survive as the insurgency mounts its thrilling battle against THE TWELVE? Has the reign and time of the virals finally come to an end -- and what remains of the United States and those left behind after over a hundred years of slavery?
If you liked the first book, you were probably waiting eagerly for this sequel and you won't be disappointed! I will try to be patient until the final installment comes out next year. This one doesn't end on quite the cliffhanger note as the first, so it was more satisfying.
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Initial post: Sep 17, 2012 1:38:20 PM PDT
L. Hemphill says:
LOL! I just started reading The Passage BECAUSE I heard it was about vampires and like The Stand, my favorite book of all time:)
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2012 1:44:22 PM PDT
Denise Crawford says:
You will have to let me know what you think about that comparison!!
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