Apocalypse 2012: A Novel (Aztec)
by Gary Jennings, Robert Gleason, Junius Podrug
Review by Ernest Lilley
Forge Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0765322595
Date: 09 June 2009 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Cobbled together from Gary Jennings' notes by his editor Robert Gleason and writer Junius Podrug, Apocalypse 2012 is a pale shadow of Jennings earlier Aztec historical fictions. Set in the last days of Quetzalcoatl's rule in Tula, a rich and powerful city, it follows a young slave who rises to become the King's astronomer, much to the priest class' dislike, and the mission he is fated to undertake; to protect the life's work of the previous astronomer, whose codexes foretell the end of the world in 2012. From official release/information:
In ancient Mexico, the "End-Time Codex"--prophesizing the world's end in 2012--is entombed. A young Aztec-Mayan slave tells us its story.
(Source: Forge Books)