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2012: The War for Souls by Whitley Strieber
Review by Gayle Dixon
Tor Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765318961
Date: 18 September 2007 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

This novel will have Whitley Strieber's true believers sleeping in their socks December 21, 2012. The story line unfolds in three universes, with the portals between them opening in 2012. A universe most like our own moderates between an evil universe populated by reptiles and a less-happy version of our world. The evil world sends invading flying disks to steal souls and send the remaining empty shells of humans walking incessantly to unknown fates in the shadowy version of our world.

From official release/information:

Book Description: 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.

(Source: Tor)

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