Mercury Rising: 2012
MR 2012
Front cover of 2012

Written by:

Peter Horosz


1st edition - July 24, 2011
2nd edition - December 18, 2011

Main Characters:

Simon Lynch
Art Jeffries
Tommy Jordan
Peter Lynch
Stacey Siebring
Simon Jeffries
Joseph Lynch
Benjamin Lynch II
Amanda Jeffries, Jr.
Simone Jeffries
Kaitlyn Mercer/Lynch
Jonathan Tomson
James Clarkson
Arnold Williams
Alexi Petrovich
Lee Han Je
Fuji Nakamoto
Maria Hanson
Richard Greene

Set In:

January 2012 - January 2013



Preceded by:

Mercury Rising 2: Final Stand

Succeeded by:

Mercury Rising: Full Circle

"Our world is crumbling, and this time nothing can stop it..."

Mercury Rising: 2012 is a novel, partly based off the original movie, but more of a continuation of The Series. It follows the efforts of the human race to survive a devastating series of disasters in 2012, culminating in a 214.4 mile pole shift to the northwest on December 21.

Plot Summary

Seven thousand years ago, a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions struck, and changed the course of history forever. Now, in the 21st century, our civilization faces a similar cataclysm that may again alter the course of history: natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions of unprecedented size, frequency, and location, massive and powerful hurricanes that batter every coastline, and tsunamis that inudate and erase coastal cities from existance. And last but not least, a major shift of the planet’s crust that will initate the final countdown to the apocalypse, and the extinction of all mankind...

However, a series of massive bunkers are being constructed by governments the world over as places of refuge for millions, while countless will lose their lives and loved ones, fates that are faced by everyone on Earth in....

Chapters and Sections

This section lists all chapters and sections of the book in order.

Illustrations and Maps



Part 1 - And So it Begins...

Chapters 1-30

Part 2 - Acceleration

Chapters 31-60

Part 3 - A Crumbling Earth

Chapters 61-90

Part 4 - Epilogue