Bram Stoker Award Winner for Superior Achievement in a Novel
"An extremely gripping story, with echoes of John Carpenter's The Thing...It's a creepy, chilling book." —Scott Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Ruins and A Simple Plan
"Part psychological horror, part supernatural thriller, Ararat is a masterclass in supernatural suspense. Don't read it before bed!" —Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes
"Ararat is a rollicking and horrifying adventure...as relentless as it is addictive." —Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden's Ararat is a supernatural thriller about a mountain adventure that quickly turns into a horrific nightmare of biblical proportions.
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 a buried ancient ship that many quickly come to believe is 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.