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End of Days (End of Days #1)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  741 ratings  ·  84 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
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Doubleday Canada
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3rd out of 10 books — 25 voters
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Maleeha
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
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Nordic21
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?
Sabrina *The REAL Princess*
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
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Paula
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
Ty Dvorack
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
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Rachel
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
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Carrie Slager
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
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Nevermore
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.
Rhys Platypus
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
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Winnie
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
Joyce
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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Riverbkstar
Apr 01, 2012 Riverbkstar rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
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Kahani Ploessl

End of Days is a book written by Eric Walter that begins with the worlds brightest minds in science and mathematics being brought together to prevent a catastrophic event. Unannounced to the world, the existence of mankind is being threatened by an asteroid racing towards earth. As you first open the book, you are transported to 1998, 24 years before the deadly impact and you are introduced to the world before the knowledge of certain death is revealed. From the beginning to the end, you watch
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Samantha
Mar 23, 2013 Samantha rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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Nigarsan
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"
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Julia
I absolutely loved this book and would totally recommend it to anyone and everyone. I just wish that there was a squeal to it. The book left off at such a cliff hanger and I feel that Mr. Walters could defiantly make a great second book! IF YOUR READING THIS MR. WALTERS, I HOPE YOU DO MAKE ANOTHER BOOK. NOT KNOWING WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM AND EVERYONE ELSE IS KILLING ME!!!! Just some advise from a book lover to the book writer <3

Please take my advise.
Ravindu
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
Stone He
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
Randy
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
Leslie
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
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Woahitz_chelsea
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Runi
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Penguin Fingers
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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Marshall
I thought that this was a very good book. It had a bit of a slow begining, but it got alot better. I actually learned quite a bit from this book about sciance. I leared all about space ships, and other sciantific devices. I thought that this book had a very open ending. It was a good ending, but I hate open endings, so I did not like the ending of this book. If this book did not have such an open ending, I probably would have rated this book four stars instead of three, if it did not have an op ...more
OhWell
Quite disappointing. Reads like a standard script for an apocalyptic blockbuster movie. No character development whatsoever. The emphasis is on the action. If it would have been the heart in your throat kind, that might have redeemed the book, but it’s not the case. Early on it becomes pretty clear which of the two solutions to save the world is going to work, so you cannot help but feel the story just drags on unnecessarily. It is at least a hundred pages too long... For a good book by Eric Wal ...more
Anthony
This is a great book! I loved the way it was written, from the point of view of people working with or against each other, but all thinking that they were doing the right thing! You almost don't know who you want to be the good guys and the bad guys! Also, Eric Walters has so many interesting theories and ideas in this book. It is as close to a complete guess of what an apocalypse would be like as anyone has ever made. From how the world would end to its effect on society. Really makes you think ...more
Hayley
Ugg - buying a whole bunch of Eric Walters books, pick it up and think I'd give it a try - bad mistake
Helen
Pretty well written...It ended well, but wasn't my favorite. It was kind of predictable, though.
Tris
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