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The Passage

The Passage

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‘Enthralling … richly imagined. Above all, Amy is a superb creation, believably human yet beguilingly enigmatic’ Sunday Times

Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old and her mother thinks she’s the most important person in the whole world.

She is.

Anthony Carter doesn’t think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.

He’s wrong.

FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.

It is.

‘Read 15 pages, and you will find yourself captivated; read 30 and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night. It had the vividness that only epic works of fantasy and imagination can achieve. What else can I say? This: read this book and the ordinary world disappears’ Stephen King
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 31st January 2019

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781409190981

Reviews

Every so often a novel-reader's novel comes along: an enthralling, entertaining story wedded to simple, supple prose, both informed by tremendous imagination. Read 15 pages, and you will find yourself captivated; read 30 and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night. It had the vividness that only epic works of fantasy and imagination can achieve. What else can I say? This: read this book and the ordinary world disappears.
Stephen King
A modern classic in the making.
SFX
This epic tale is truly exhilarating stuff but what makes THE PASSAGE work so well is not its massive canvas, but the concentration on its human characters, notably six-year-old redhead Amy Harper Bellafonte.
DAILY EXPRESS
Cronin's massive novel transcends its clichés and delivers a feverishly readable post-apocalyptic-cum-vampire chiller. It's not only a brilliantly told story, with thrilling plot twists and graphic action sequences, but a moving psychological portrait of survivors facing up to the poignant fact of a lost past and a horrifically uncertain future
GUARDIAN
For most of this enthralling novel, it's not difficult to discern why the publisher is so excited. Cronin writes with verve and versatility, and is just as good in action scenes as he is in handling more literary material. His reinvention of vampires niftily ditches Transylvanian clichés and his future world is richly imagined. Above all, Amy is a superb creation, believably human yet beguilingly enigmatic.
SUNDAY TIMES
Cronin is a skilled writer. Most of the characters are well drawn and he tackles the philosophical issue of gaining eternal life at the cost of your soul in between the throat-ripping battle scenes. I turned THE PASSAGE's pages feverishly to find out what happened next.
OBSERVER
Enthralling ... richly imagined. Above all, Amy is a superb creation, believably human yet beguilingly enigmatic
SUNDAY TIMES
Epic, apocalyptic, heart-wrenching, catastrophic, mesmerisizing...
DAILY MIRROR
Read 30 pages and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night
SUNDAY EXPRESS
A gripping story and a richly drawn cast. This is an epic that often bears comparison with Stephen King
DAILY MAIL
Read 30 pages and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night.
SUNDAY EXPRESS
As far as blockbuster novels go, this is up there with the most compelling.
THE JOURNAL
Enthralling ... Read 15 pages, and you will find yourself captivated; read 30 and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night. It had the vividness that only epic works of fantasy and imagination can achieve. What else can I say? This: read this book and the ordinary world disappears
Stephen King
An epic thriller, the story hinges around Amy, a six-year-old girl used as a test case by the government for a covert mission involving a deadly virus. And yes, she manages to escape... We loved it
STYLIST
A truly epic masterpiece that will have you hanging on for dear life
Maxim Jakubowski, LOVEREADING.CO.UK
An exhilarating epic ... the breathtaking plot eventually circles back around, and the conclusion will leave you gasping. A modern classic in the making
SFX
A gripping story and a richly drawn cast. This is an epic that often bears comparison with Stephen King.
DAILY MAIL
If you only take one book away with you this summer, make it THE PASSAGE. It's an absorbing, nightmarish dream of a book, a terrifying apocalyptic thriller, populated by believable, sympathetic characters. Once you start reading it, you won't want it to end.
THE TIMES
Epic, apocalyptic, heart-wrenching, catastrophic, mesmerisizing...
DAILY MIRROR
Cronin is a skilled writer. Most of the characters are well drawn and he tackles the philosophical issue of gaining eternal life at the cost of your soul in between the throat-ripping battle scenes. I turned The Passage's pages feverishly to find out what happened next
OBSERVER
Cronin's massive novel transcends its clichés and delivers a feverishly readable post-apocalyptic-cum-vampire chiller. It's not only a brilliantly told story, with thrilling plot twists and graphic action sequences, but a moving psychological portrait of survivors facing up to the poignant fact of a lost past and a horrifically uncertain future.
GUARDIAN
The stuff of reading frenzies
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
If you only take one book away with you this summer, make it The Passage. It's an absorbing, nightmarish dream of a book, a terrifying apocalyptic thriller, populated by believable, sympathetic characters. Once you start reading it, you won't want it to end
THE TIMES
Dense stuff with intriguing characters, Cronin's story of a supernatural government experiment that gets out of hand is surprisingly gripping. Full of plot twists, action and vampires. It's a dark epic that matches the best of Stephen King
HEAT