End of Days

End of Days

Book - 2011
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It's 2012 and an asteroid is racing towards the planet, threatening to extinguish humanity as we know it. The world's most important astrophysicists, astronomers, and theoretical mathematicians have been taken to a secret location and are desperately working to avoid a catastrophe, but it's only when Billy, a 16-year-old with rare gifts, is recruited to the cause that they can hope to prevail over evil and return themselves--and the Earth--to safety.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2011.
ISBN: 9780385670067
Branch Call Number: FIC Walte
Characteristics: 316 p.


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samdog123 Jan 31, 2012

Eric Walters is one of the most prolific children's/teen writers around. This book is a facinating look at an end of the world scenario. A huge asteroid is travelling on a collision course with planet earth. The world's greatest minds are assembled by a secret agency to come up with a way to dest... Read More »

Kirbs Feb 02, 2012

Couldn't put this one down. A great read.

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Jun 30, 2018

“End of Days” was an incredibly fascinating book; it didn’t have your basic, commonly used plot. Eric Walters managed to write in the perspectives of handpicked, unique and intelligent children/teens that were forced into a space agency as the world’s last resort, sending youth into space until Earth recovered from the asteroid that would destroy all forms of life, unravelled. Eric Walters, in detail, had stunningly written about their experiences at their dorm-like yet still unordinary placement. Despite that, those details included the excessive use of scientific vocabulary which seemed to take away from the book as I personally wasn’t familiar with most of the terms; however, readers may say that it enhanced their understanding of the plot and made it more descriptive. Overall, “End of Days” has been amazingly wrapped together by the author and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in sci-fi around 12-14. If that fits your interests and you hope to grow your passion for science, I can easily guarantee that you will be pleased with Eric Walters’ late 2011 novel. Rating 4.5/5 stars.
- @BiggerPictureReviews of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 30, 2015


Feb 09, 2015

Please get the second book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 28, 2013

eric walters is one of my favourite authors and never fails to impress me. This book was addicting. Read it in one day. I highly suggested for all ages 10+. Amazing story. Wish there was a second book.

May 25, 2013

My congratulations to Canadian author Eric Walters on a great book. I read it in the summer of 2012 and agree with my father, it should be rated teenage level and it should hold the interest of any adult. The fact that so many juvenile readers find it hard to understand, attests to this opinion. This is definitely a worthwhile read for any teen or adult reader. Doctor-at-Bass! T. A.

keavah_ Apr 26, 2013

I did not like this book at all. I didn't understand the terminology and it was boring.

RL17Northlea Apr 24, 2013

I thought the book was amazing. I really liked howEric Walters incorperated Billy into the book and that the synopsis on the back of the book didn't reveal too much but gets you interested. Also, I thought the ending was slightly abrupt since I wish they gave more details about the rocket.

NorthleaAM Mar 19, 2013

I thought this book was better than most typical science fiction or "the-world-is-ending" books. I liked how it took two very unique people's point of veiw and brought them together in the end. I didn't like how the book ended right when the real adventure begins on the rocket, but from my experience Eric Walter does that a lot with his endings in books.

Footzah Feb 22, 2013

First off, amazing detail at times I felt I was right there with Billy. The scientific feeling made it so much amazing-er (is that a word?). On the other hand at times, I got confuse at points in the book which made me re-read the chapter over again. Other than that great book. 3/5 stars -Footzah

ginjaninja23 Feb 20, 2013

I liked this book a lot! It seemed very scientific and a little hard to understand at first but it became easier to understand throughout the book. I love how Dr.Sheppard gets to live out his dream, and the ending was simply beautiful. I'm glad Billy softened up a bit from his usual New Yorker attitude. This is one of the best books I've ever read, and surely one of the best Eric Walters has ever written.

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Jun 20, 2016

A pre-apocalyptic world, with jumping view points, from the scientists trying to stop an asteroid from hitting the planet, a billionaire building a say house hundreds of feet undergrounds, and a boy, a soon to be leader, if he survives.


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baseballfan24 Dec 11, 2011

"Not the end... it's the beginning" -Joshua Fitchett


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