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Millennium Rising

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  120 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Sacred texts around the world warn of the terrifying signs and wonders that will foretell the end of the world. For thousands of years, the prophets have always proved false. Until now . . .

Shortly after the change of the Millennium, in a tiny Mexican village, people of different faiths are flocking to Santa Pelagia from all over the planet to witness a miraculous visitati
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published October 5th 1999 by Del Rey (first published October 1999)
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Amazing end-of-the-world story-telling from a relatively unknown writer. Ok, so it's arguably not as "spiritual" as, say, the Left Behind series, but it's at least ten times better in every other respect--plus, it covers the entire apocalypse in a single volume. Feels like a cross between Michael Crichton and Umberto Eco. It's not perfect--it's a tad too long, and the ending is a little weak--but Jane Jensen delivers here one of the most ambitious, assured debut novels I've ever read. Ok, maybe ...more
Lisa Lilly
Despite not being religious, or perhaps because of it, I'm intrigued by thrillers with an end-of-the-world bent. Here, thousands of people gather in Mexico. A small group of them -- each from different walks of life and religious (or non-religious) backgrounds -- claims to have been instructed by differing messengers to travel to Mexico to receive visions or experience miracles. Afterward, each predicts certain apocalyptic events that come to pass. Father Michele Deauchez, on assignment from the ...more
Jaime Contreras
I went into this book with an expectation of 'an end-of-the-world' scenario with suspense and a solid plot. This novel is a better attempt but it has several lapses in keeping up the suspense and trying to add too much. At one point, biblical prophecies,secret societies, religious organization-engineered plots, aliens, political power plays, economic, natural, and social upheaval are all thrown into the mix. All this confuses one and makes one stop reading to try and find out the direction of th ...more
Keith Davis
Could someone actually fake the apocalypse, and could they have a good reason to try? A young Italian priest is sent by the Vatican to Mexico to investigate a Marian apparition and becomes involved with a diverse group of religious visionaries from around the world who are all prophesying the immanent end of the world.
WOW! This one had me practically running out and stocking up on food and provisions, just in case. Then the plot thickened and it was good! This one will make you think, for sure!
I rather enjoyed this novel in spite of its silliness. I especially enjoyed the information on how the Vatican goes about investigating cases of stigmata and visitations from Mary.
I tried 3 times to get into this book, and I just couldn't. I enjoyed her book "Dante's Equation" but this one had too many threads that just didn't connect quickly enough.
Add this to your wish list if you enjoy "end of the world" books. All the signs are there. Is it time for the world to end or is it just mass hysteria? A perfect beach read.
Shaunalyn Disney
It’s the apocalypse! or an elaborate diabolical conspiracy? Either way it’s a dark commentary on modern times and revisionist history.
Karen Natalia
El padre Deauchez busca desenmascarar "el fin del mundo" para lo cual deberá sufrir la pérdida de otros y cambiar sus planes.
Joan Horkey
Horrifying, suspenseful, and emotional. I was riveted by Jane Jensen's spectacular story of the end of the world.
Very interesting. It wasn't your average apocalyptic novel. I found much of what I used to believe about the world.
Judgment Day originally publilshed as Millennium Rising, liked it enough to have reread it.
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Jane Jensen is the game designer of the popular and critically acclaimed Gabriel Knight adventure games and author of the novels Judgement Day and Dante's Equation.
Jane Jensen was born Jane Elizabeth Smith, the youngest of seven children. She received a BA in Computer Science from Anderson University in Indiana and worked as a systems programmer for Hewlett-Packard. Her love of both computers and
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