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Preview — The 2012 Codex by Gary Jennings
The 2012 Codex (Gary Jennings's Apocalypse 2012 #2)
In the arid canyonlands of Mexico the race is on for the ultimate end-of-the-world codex—the final 1000-year-old prophesy of the god-king, Quetzalcoatl, who ruled Mexico 1000 years ago. Rita Critchlow and Cooper Jones hunt for that sacred codex in those scorching desert canyons, while 500 years ago, Pacal, a young slave-scholar, sets out on the same deadly quest. He too
The book tells two stories, one story is that of Pacal, a Mayan in the time of Montezuma. The other is set in the modern day.
Pacal's story is interesting and comprises the bulk of the book. There are different cultures to explore and political intrigue. (view spoiler)[I do have a quibble with the ...more
This is the newest of several books written by his former editor and another author. These new books state that the stories come from extensive notes and treatments that were found after Jennings' death. The first book in this "Codex" series, isn't a ...more
The 2012 Codex was not as good as the first one, but it had me caught up enough within the writing to actually get though it from start to finish, though I do admit not to reading most of the modern day parts of the book and only really reading the ancient parts (I just didn't get into the ...more
The Mayan portion is a pretty decent story that is not too bad. If the whole book had followed the Jaguar Oracle though his journey it would have been a 4 star book...
Sadly tho.. there is the parallel Modern Story, and oh my word was that ever such a poorly written, constructed, and paced price of rubbish. Fight scenes written by some one that has never seen or read anything about guns..a plot line with no con ...more