The Mayan 'End-Time Codex' predicts the end of the world in 2012. A young Aztec-Mayan slave tells the story of its creation: gifted in math and astronomy, Coyotl advises the god-king, Quetzalcoatl. Gathering artists, scientists, and architects, this ruler builds the great, golden city of Tula but soon faces war, disastrous drought, death-cult priests who rip the hearts out of thousands of people...and an epic catastrophe threatening all humanity. Meanwhile, thousand years later, scientists have rediscovered the End-Time Codex and learned that their own time mirrors Tula's golden age. Can they crack the 2012 code and save their world from Tula's deadly fate? The countdown begins.
GARY JENNINGS was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his novels, which often included hazardous travel. He passed away in 1999, leaving behind a rich legacy of historical fiction and ideas for new novels.