“My life hasn’t changed that much, I’ve got my friends, I’ve got my family, I live in my house and I work all day and I work alone,” Cronin says with a laugh. “Then every couple years they let me off the leash and I go out into the world.”
The Twelve will be familiar in structure and language to fans of The Passage. Cronin still maintains a Joss Whedon-like pleasure in killing off beloved characters, while jumping between so many genres that his book should be shelved under “all of the above.”
Like its predecessor, The Twelve has a split narrative, one taking place in “Year Zero,” the near-future in which the vampire apocalypse is taking place, and the other 100 years later, when humans have been hunted to near-extinction.