The Twelve By William Gladstone
In this excellent novel, the reader is taken on an exciting journey through the life of a fictional character named Max Doff, from his birth through December 21, 2012. At age 15 Max has a near death experience in which he sees twelve names. Although he is unable to remember them upon awakening, eight years later, while working in Peru for a film production company, he meets someone with one of these names. From there he embarks on an intriguing path in which he attempts to understand his childhood vision as he searches for and attempts to unite the Twelve.
The author William Gladstone has drawn from his own life in writing this incredible novel. He notes, “THE TWELVE has been written to entertain, educate, intrigue, and perhaps even enlighten those who question the meaning of the Mayan calendar and the importance of 2012…It is a journey that links the mysterious legends of The Twelve from ancient Egyptian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, American Indian, Christian, Celtic, and aboriginal cultures to speculation about what will occur in 2012.”
I found this novel to be riveting. Those who enjoyed The Celestine Prophecy will also appreciate this fine literary masterpiece. As we approach 2012 many of us are contemplating its significance. Is it an ending or the beginning of a new era? Will humanity be able to shift its consciousness and transform the world? This book will leave you excited about the possibilities of this momentous time.