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End of Days (End of Days #1)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  1,122 Ratings  ·  117 Reviews
Another riveting page-turner from Canada's favourite teen author--and this time, the adventure takes place in outer space.

It's 2012 and the world's most renowned astrophysicists, astronomers, and theoretical mathematicians have all died within the same 12-month period. But as these scientists discover, none of them are really dead after all. They have been taken hostage by
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Doubleday Canada
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Jan 15, 2013 Maleeha rated it it was amazing
I read a book titled End of Days written by Eric Walters.The plot of this book is that an asteroid is heading towards Earth and the only people who can help destroy the asteroid are professional astrophysicists. They are finding a way to stop the asteroid from hitting the earth.
There are many genres in this book such as, action, suspense and mystery.The real action part is more than halfway through the book when the asteroid is coming near Earth.

In my opinion, I think most of main characters ar
Oct 21, 2011 Nordic21 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-future
Very well written. There were hardly any gaps, and very realistic. He did his research. I agree people may act like that if they knew the "end" was near. Asteroid? Flood?
Jan 31, 2012 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
Eric Walters did it again! He manages to write amazing novels that all have something to do with the current events. This time? The apparent end of the world. Are the Mayans correct? Will we all go "boom" at the end of 2012? Will the movie 2012 come to reality? Did those people preaching by the sidewalk actually know of a Judgment day and is it in the near future? Is the illuminati gonna kill us all?

But Eric Walters, he used those theories and created this book, "End of Days". His theory: an as
Ty Dvorack
Nov 18, 2013 Ty Dvorack rated it did not like it
End of Days Book Review

I am reviewing ‘End of Days’ by Eric Walters; I personally enjoyed this book, except for some minor details and events. To start off the worlds greatest mathematicians and scientists are gathered, from around the world. They are brought together to prevent the extermination of the human race. You are transported into the book in the year of 1998, which is 24 years before an asteroid will strike the earth with a deadly blow.

Eventually we reach a point in the book where fi
Millad Bahrami
Dec 02, 2014 Millad Bahrami rated it did not like it
People give this book 5/5 stars and I don't see why.
In short, this book has probably the best opening I have ever read, and the rest is complete garbage. The book as a whole is probably the second worst book I have ever read.

I will try not to spoil the book. To start, this book nailed the character introduction. The first chapter did an excellent job of both introducing the characters and introducing the problem. After the main problem is introduced, another arises and it is set up masterfu
Jan 18, 2013 Paula rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
A real page-turner! Walters isn't the first writer to imagine what would happen if a massive asteroid was hurtling toward Earth, but he makes a good story out of it. And it's a big story. We follow scientists and ordinary people as they strive to prevent or prepare for the end of life on Earth over a seventeen year period. The problem is explored in a kaleidoscopic way as the reader watches the scientific, social, political, philosophical, religious, and personal responses of individuals and the ...more
Scott Renegado
May 19, 2015 Scott Renegado rated it it was amazing
How might the end of the world come to be? Who knows, but all I know is its a hell of a journey to read on how society reacts to an apocalypse.

The story brings light onto one of the possible scenarios of how humanity could be incinerated: death by asteroid (a BIG one). In response to the asteroid, two groups arise to hault it somehow and save the Earth. They both have there own solutions and throughout the book, it follows one character from each group in there attempts.

What really stood out to
Feb 19, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
Scientists have found out that an huge asteroid is traveling towards Earth and the asteroid is big enough to destroy Earth and all the fauna and flora living on it. But the information is not being broadcasted in the media. To avoid mass panic a very rich group of people are kidnapping all of the space scientists to an isolated spot in the world in hope of them finding a cure to the problem. But until a boy named Billy joins them they are stuck.
I picked this book up because goodreads recommended
Mar 02, 2012 Nevermore rated it really liked it
I am not sure why I am getting hooked on YA books at my age but I am and it is providing a neat bridge with my 12 year old son. He is the one who turned me on to Eric Walters. I don't want to get down on the guy because in general I like what he does. He kept me flipping the pages just to see how it ended. Long on plot, extremely short on character and requires a ten gallon jug of willing suspension of disbelief but hey, I have read a lot worse adult fiction.
Jul 13, 2013 Abby rated it it was amazing
I really hate Eric Walters. He's cliche, boring, plain, and his books are either too serious or theme based for me to really enjoy them. Point being, there not my thing.

Until my mother who is a librarian shoved this down my throat. Wanting me to read it and review it...


and second only to World War Z and Under The Dome.
Rhys Platypus
Jan 23, 2013 Rhys Platypus rated it liked it
I think this book was very dull in the first 99 page s but got very interesting in the middle and end. my favorite character was probably the stupendously rich, famous, and smart Mr.Fitchett. i liked him because he was never wrong and he never mad a guess or assumption. this book wasn't that great but it kept me entertained for a couple of days.
Jessalyn King
Nov 14, 2011 Jessalyn King rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, 9-12
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Sarah Kalmakoff
Mar 01, 2017 Sarah Kalmakoff rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
May 16, 2016 Sam added it
The science fiction novel, End of Days by Eric Walter is a riveting book that takes readers on a journey into the future where the existence of Earth and the human race is at stake. Readers go on this journey through the eyes of Billy, Joshua Fletcher, and other scientists where they must use teamwork and their knowledge to save the world.
The book End of Days, by Eric Walters, is a thrilling book for teens and young adults who are interested in the world of science fiction. This novel takes rea
Canadian Reader
Mar 03, 2017 Canadian Reader rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
Walters is not my favourite author for kids, but he is very popular with many of the boys I know and teach. This novel, however, is one of the few books of his I simply could not bring myself to finish. I read close to half the book. As far as I got, the characters were primarily adult, though the novel is marketed as a kids' book. Don't get me wrong: I know kids will read about adults...however, in such cases, a key adolescent character is usually introduced fairly early on. Generally speaking, ...more
Nov 22, 2011 Samantha rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who enjoy realistic sci-fi with great plots
Recommended to Samantha by: Book club leader, Tammy, for Red Maple Picks
I give this book a 4.5!

I really loved End of Days. Eric Walters is a very good writer. The premise of the story was unlike any other books I have ever read. Usually, the events in books I read take place AFTER some world-altering phenomenon occurs and you are left in the aftermath in the midst of the situation. However, Eric Walters took me into a world very much like we are now, but facing imminent doom from an incoming asteroid. His plot takes place in the build up to this major event, which w
Feb 25, 2013 Sibella rated it liked it
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Our days are numbered. We have on average, seventeen years and four months. A large object is rushing toward earth and once it comes, humans will cease to exist. Within a twelve month period, the greatest minds on earth have mysteriously died. Or so everybody thinks. They have really been taken to study and prevent an asteroid from hitting the earth. As time ticks down, food becomes scarce and many die. Scientists a
Brooke Cheyenne
Dec 13, 2011 Brooke Cheyenne rated it liked it
Recommends it for: science nerds... and thats it
For starters, I'd like to warn you all against reading this book. I only recomend it to people who are obsessed with science, science fiction and space. This is a very nerdy book. I started it excited because of its summary, also believing I could understand whatever science jargin was thrown my way. I was dead wrong. The book isn't bad, dont get me wrong. In fact, Eric Walters is so talented, the book was quite interesting and so unique. It just wasn't for me.

The book has two sides. One side of
Feb 03, 2013 Winnie rated it really liked it
Shelves: red-maple-2013, march
This book is about when the world is depended on a teenager named, Billy with rare gifts, also scientists, mathematicians and astronomers are captured from all over the world. Rumor goes around telling people they passed away within the same twelve-month period. They find out they are working for a source, they, themselves don't even know about. Many wonder and do a countdown when "doomsday" is going to happen. Many also don't know that an asteroid is racing towards the planet earth, going to ex ...more
Carrie Slager
Feb 14, 2014 Carrie Slager rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-borrowed
There are many books that deal with an end of the world scenario, be it zombies, pollution/climate change, new global powers or asteroids. Pretty much everything has been done before, including the asteroid-about-to-hit-Earth scenario presented in End of Days. But what distinguishes Eric Walters’ pre-apocalyptic novel from the rest is not only his incredible writing talent, but also the way he handles the premise.

This is not an uplifting book by any stretch of the imagination and as I was readin
Jan 25, 2016 Ben rated it really liked it
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Sidny Anne
Nov 23, 2014 Sidny Anne rated it it was ok
Today I will be reviewing End of Days by Eric Walters. This book takes place a few decades in the future when there is news that there is an asteroid headed for our planet. It focuses on two main groups different ways of confronting this problem and how both of those confrontation go. I was very interested in this book as it has to do with the story of the end of days. That’s a story that authors rarely write about as it is a horrifying thing for us to think about. To think about humanity endin ...more
Feb 20, 2013 Joyce rated it liked it
Shelves: novel, march-2013
A large asteroid is about to strike Earth, ending all life on Earth. There are two strategies on trying to save the planet. One is an organisation funded by the government, the other is funded by the wealthiest man on Earth. We follow Professor Sheppard to see what happens in the International Aerospace Research Institute and Billy to see the underground world being built. Will their plans succeed in saving the Earth's future generation?

I picked up this book because the summary on Goodreads seem
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The End of the world is coming. All the best scientist had been kidnapped and has been told dead to the public are send to a remote area to find ways to destroy the asteroid coming. 20-30 years later, a kid named Billy has been send to an underground complex with other children to survive the meteor impact. Around the same time, resources are running low, dogs in the city have been known to eat people, and the judgement day group who's planning to spoil the scientist solution to stop the asteroi ...more
Jan 03, 2013 Ravindu rated it it was amazing
Sometime in the future, Russia has launched a satellite that was meant to find new life outside the solar system. After sometime, Russia had split up into different countries which meant no one was receiving the signals. Suddenly, after a few decades, the satellite's signals were finally being heard and it was coming back to Earth - but it was not alone. Now it's up to the brightest minds in the world to figure out how to prevent an asteroid one-eight the size of the moon from colliding with our ...more
End of Days by Eric Walters

This book is about how a group of scientists, mathematicians, technicians,..etc,try to save the entire planet from being destroyed by a gigantic meteoroid.They had many plans in order to stop the end of the world from happening like how in the book called "Judgment Day"on the world.Once,they thought they had destroyed it but new problems had always occurred to them.What would happen to mankind?

I chose this book because it was one of ten books in the "Red Maple 2013"
Nov 27, 2012 Leslie rated it really liked it
Billy leads a group of kids left on their own as the end of the world approaches. A team of brilliant scientists work to devise a plan to destroy the approaching asteroid. Religious fanatics create havoc as they try to stop the attempts to interfere with what they see as the prophesied Rapture. The worlds wealthiest man disappears after informing the world of this approaching devastation of the earth encouraging humankind to devolve.

Although Walters tends to write predictable, formulaic books th
All life on the planet will become extinct, and the earth may never support life again when a large asteroid strikes the earth. Two strategies evolve to deal with this situation. One is a top secret organization funded by the world's governments, and the other is also top secret, but funded by the world's wealthiest man. Professor Sheppard, a world class mathematician, is our eyes into the secret world of the International Aerospace Research Institute and Billy is our eyes into the world being b ...more
Jun 26, 2012 Jamie rated it really liked it
First of all, this is NOT, as so many people seem to be saying, a 2012 conspiracy novel. There was no dates mentioned, and the time frame used is a countdown towards Armageddon (which is a brilliant idea, with all the T-Minus 6 months and such)
I like most everything Walters writes, so I had high expectations for this, and definitely wasn't disappointed. I liked the society-in-chaos imagery, and the science vs religion aspect (Walters is great at handling religion, as in Shaken http://www.goodrea
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