Waiting on Wednesday 08/31/16
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!
Ararat by Christopher Golden (April 18, 2017 by St. Martin’s Press)
I need this book. Not least because the blurb compares it to The Terror by Dan Simmons, which is one of my favorite books ever (actually, the description kinda makes it sound more like Simmons’ The Abominable, with the mountain climbing and everything) but also because I love supernatural horror/thrillers set in cold, remote, and unforgiving places.
Fans of Dan Simmons’ The Terror will love Ararat, the thrilling tale of an adventure that goes awry. When a newly engaged couple climbs Mount Ararat in Turkey, an avalanche forces them to seek shelter inside a massive cave uncovered by the snow fall. The cave is actually an ancient, buried ship that many quickly come to believe is really Noah’s Ark. When a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark for the first time, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses. The artifact tempts their professional curiosity; so they break it open. Inside, they find an ugly, misshapen cadaver—not the holy man that they expected, a hideous creature with horns. A massive blizzard blows in, trapping them in that cave thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain…but they are not alone.