Ritual by Adam L. G. Nevill

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When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise. With limited experience between them, a shortcut meant to ease their hike turns into a nightmare scenario that could cost them their lives. Lost, hungry, and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, Luke figures things couldn't possibly get any worse. But then they stumble across an old habitation. Ancient artefacts decorate the walls and there are bones scattered upon the dry floors. The residue of old rites and pagan sacrifice for something that still exists in the forest. Something responsible for the bestial presence that follows their every step. As the four friends stagger in the direction of salvation, they learn that death doesn't come easy among these ancient trees . . .

 

About Adam L. G. Nevill

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Adam L. G. Nevill was born in Birmingham, England, in 1969 and grew up in England and New Zealand. The Ritual is his first novel to be published in the U.S.
 
Published February 14, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 434 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“And on the second day things did not get better.” This suitably foreboding opening sentence sets the stage for a dark and mesmerizing horror debut that riffs on Algernon Blackwood’s classic story “Th

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Petrovitch is a likeably cynical piece of work, a skilfully drawn survivor in a dog-eat-dog future, and while the prose is sketchy in places, the action is relentless and Morden has a natural talent for a plot that keeps the reader guessing.

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Horror News Net

He and his wife Trish published their book “The Gardener,” a horror novel that is a throwback to the slasher films of the 80’s in 2011 and he is working on a collection of short horror stories When he isn’t reviewing movies and books or doing interviews for Horrornews.net he has been know...

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This is Horror

There are also chilling nightmare sequences, which at times feel almost like Nevill is speaking to you from within your own cranium.

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