We'll meet next week Friday at Matt's Italian Restaurant instead of today. Some members did not like The Passage. I like dystopian fiction so I am not completely turned off this book. I can say however that I preferred Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
I am on the last few pages. The group from the Colony led by Peter with Amy are featured in Part X1. Alicia was infected and saved from turning into a viral but now has Superwoman qualities. I am getting some understanding of the virals in this section.
The original 12 persons in the Noah Project, former death row inmates, were infected with a virus and morphed into vampire-like creatures that have bee-like qualities. The original 12 are like the Queen bees. They infect hosts. They travel in swarms and send out scouts to check out new hives. The Haven, with the zombie-like people that reminded me of the fictional characters called The Others in the TV show Lost, was one big hive. There should be 11 more similar hives. At this point in the story the group has a theory that when the Queen dies, the hive dies. Since I am close to the end and this book is the first of a trilogy, I am guessing that killing the "Queens" will be the focus of the next book.