Our Union, is the assembly of the children of Aeon, tasked with keeping the balance throughout the universe. They are the invisible watchers who become embroiled in their own internal war. The collective is shattered when one of them is slain. Sides are taken, and the entire universe hangs in the balance of the outcome.
Merridia, lies at the center of the universe. Corvus the first of the lower beings was blessed by Thutmos to rule there as chieftain of the gods. Ages have passed and the Merridians have only grown stronger. Black Dawn, the son of Corvus is haunted by visions of a great calamity that threatens Merridia. In defiance of his father's orders, he sets off to meet the threat head on. Will he quiet the storm, or shall it be his undoing?
Scicremeon, always thirsting for blood, is driven only by her want to avenge the death of a father she never knew. Even in the face of a god hell bent on her destruction, she stands defiant until the last breath. In her wake, she leaves behind only rivers of blood. Yet, the love of a young boy teachers her that killers too can be kind.
Titans clash as bonds are broken and new alliances are formed, while a brewing storm could wash away the fabric of what once was, forming it anew in a sea of darkness where no light may shine. Compelling, suspenseful, insanely gripping, and packed with unforgettable characters, The Twelve is space fantasy that packs a real punch.
A.S. Washington was born on the 19th day of September in 1983. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Economics, and lives in New Jersey where he works with at-risk teenagers. As a boy he fell in love with books and began writing his own stories. In December of 2011, his debut novel, The Virgin Surgeon was published. In the summer of 2012, his first collection of poetry, The Musings of My Epic Mind was published. The Twelve is his third published work.
De'Quan Foster was born on the 16th day of August in 1994. He began writing the Danger Kids series when he was eleven, on May 19, 2006. As a child, Foster was bullied and made fun of for his appearance and some of the interests he had. Some of those interests included the Star Wars films, Marvel and DC Comics - their movie adaptations, and the Harry Potter book series. He drew inspiration from those interests and soon began developing the Danger Kids. The Twelve is his first published work.
It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.
Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide.
In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms.
The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.