By Jasper Kent
The voordalak—a creature of legend, the stories of that have terrified Russian young children for generations. yet for Captain Aleksei Ivanovich Danilov—a baby of extra enlightened times—it is a legend that has lengthy been forgotten. along with, within the autumn of 1812, he faces a extra tangible enemy: the Grande Armée of Napoleon Bonaparte.
City after urban has fallen to the advancing French, and it now turns out that just a miracle will maintain them from Moscow itself. In desperation, Aleksei and his comrades enlist the aid of the Oprichniki—a team of twelve mercenaries from the furthest reaches of Christian Europe, who declare that they could flip the tide of the warfare. it kind of feels an idle boast, however the Russians quickly realize that the Oprichniki are certainly fairly in a position to gratifying their promise … and lots more and plenty extra.
Unnerved by way of the truth that so few can accomplish loads, Aleksei recollects these formative years tales of the voordalak. And as he involves comprehend the real, awful nature of those twelve strangers, he wonders on the nightmare they’ve unleashed of their midst....
Full of historic element, exciting motion, and heart-stopping supernatural moments, Twelve is storytelling at its most unique and interesting.
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