2012: The War for Souls

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Macmillan, 2008 - Fiction - 320 pages
December 21, 2012, may be one of the most watched dates in history. Every 26,000 years, Earth lines up with the exact center of our galaxy. At 11:11 on December 21, 2012, this event happens again, and the ancient Maya calculated that it would mark the end, not only of this age, but of human consciousness as we know it. But what will actually happen? The end of the world? A new age for mankind? Nothing? The last time this happened, Cro-Magnon man suddenly began creating great art in the caves of southern France, which to this day remains one of the most inexplicable changes in human history. Now Whitley Strieber explores 2012 in a towering work of fiction that will astound readers with its truly new insights and a riveting roller-coaster ride of a story. A mysterious alien presence unexpectedly bursts out of sacred sites all over the world and begins to rip human souls from their bodies, plunging the world into chaos it has never before known. Courage meets cowardice, loyalty meets betrayal as an entire world struggles to survive this incredible end-all war. Heroes emerge, villains reveal themselves, and in the end something completely new and unexpected happens that at once lifts the fictional characters into a new life, and sounds a haunting real-world warning for the future.
 

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We all know about the Mayan calendar and the doomsday warning for 2012. We start with an archeologist on a dig and move quickly to an author writing a science fiction book and somewhere along the way ... Read full review

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This was more of a political attack than an entertaining story. Continued reading it for the sole purpose of analyzing the author. Have to admit. It did make me laugh out loud. Read full review

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WHITLEY STRIEBER is the author of over twenty novels and works of nonfiction among themThe Grays,The Wolfen, The Hunger, Communion, and The Coming Global Superstorm (with Art Bell), which was the inspiration for the filmThe Day After Tomorrow.

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