Ararat by Christopher Golden
A Novel

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Ararat has a very large cast of characters. Although Golden differentiates them enough to give them their own space in the reader's mind, some of the minor characters are difficult care about when they are endangered, which somewhat cuts into the tension. However, the main characters are beautifully fleshed out...
-NY Journal of Books

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Christopher Golden’s Ararat is the heart-pounding tale of an adventure that goes wrong…on a biblical scale. When an earthquake reveals a secret cave hidden inside Mount Ararat in Turkey, a daring, newly-engaged couple are determined to be the first ones inside…and what they discover will change everything.

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, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses. Inside the coffin they find an ugly, misshapen cadaver—not the holy man they expected, but a hideous creature with horns. Shock and fear turn to horror when a massive blizzard blows in, trapping them thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain. All they can do is pray for safety. But something wicked is listening to their prayers…and it wants to answer.

 

About Christopher Golden

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Christopher Golden is the Bram Stoker Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, and Strangewood. He has also teamed with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola on Baltimore, a WWI-era vampire novel, He has written books for teens and young adults, including Soulless and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's Best Books for Young Readers. The first book in the Secret Journeys of Jack London, The Wild, has been optioned for film by Fox 2000. Christopher lives with his family in Massachusetts. Find out more at www.christophergolden.com. Tim Lebbon is the author of nearly thirty books for adults, including The Island and, with Chris Golden, the acclaimed Hidden Cities series. He is the winner of numerous British Fantasy Awards and a Bram Stoker Award. Of his writing, the New York Times Book Review says, "Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best Twilight Zone stories." He lives in the English countryside with his wife and children. You can visit him online at www.timlebbon.net.
 
Published April 18, 2017 by St. Martin's Press. 318 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Feb 07 2017

A thriller with an intellectual bent, Golden's latest effort ruminates on the nature and existence of good and evil while providing the chills and tingles fans of this prolific author have come to expect.

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NY Journal of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Catherine Grant on Apr 18 2017

Ararat has a very large cast of characters. Although Golden differentiates them enough to give them their own space in the reader's mind, some of the minor characters are difficult care about when they are endangered, which somewhat cuts into the tension. However, the main characters are beautifully fleshed out...

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