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The Hatching

(2016)
(The first book in the Hatching series)
A novel by

 
 
An astonishingly inventive and terrifying debut horror novel about the emergence of an ancient race of carnivorous spiders, dormant for ten thousand years but now very much awake. There's a reason we're afraid of spiders...

A local guide is leading wealthy tourists through a forest in Peru when a strange, black, skittering mass engulfs him and most of the party. FBI Agent Mike Rich is on a routine stakeout in Minneapolis when he's suddenly called by the director himself to investigate a mysterious plane crash. A scientist studying earthquakes in India registers an unprecedented pattern in local seismic readings. The US president, her defence and national security advisers and her chief of staff are dumped into crisis mode when China "accidentally" drops a nuclear bomb on a desolate region of its own country. As such unsettling occurrences mount, the president's old friend (and her chief of staff's ex-wife), spider expert Melanie Guyer, receives a box at her lab at American University that contains an ancient egg unearthed at a South American dig.
So begins The Hatching, the hair-raising saga of a single week in which an ancient, frighteningly predatory species of spider re-emerges in force. When the unusual egg in Melanie Guyer's lab begins to vibrate and crack, she finds herself at the epicentre of this apocalyptic natural disaster. Working closely with her ex-husband and his very powerful boss, she has to find some way to stem the brutal tide of man-eating arachnids.

Genre: Horror    

Praise for this book

"It's been too long since someone reminded us that spiders are not just to be feared, but also may well spell doom for mankind. Fortunately, Ezekiel Boone has upped the ante on arachnophobia. This is a fresh take on classic horror, thoroughly enjoyable and guaranteed to leave your skin crawling." - Michael Koryta

"The Hatching is scary as hell and addictively fun. Check your sheets, spray your basement and attic, flinch away from anything that scurries, because Ezekiel Boone has spun a globe-spanning web of terror that elevates everyone's favourite household baddie--the spider--to the level of supervillain." - Benjamin Percy

"The Hatching is old school global plague horror of the freakiest sort. A deft and nasty thriller." - Andrew Pyper


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Hardback Editions

2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Hatching (Hatching 1)
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
ISBN: 1-4732-1517-X / 978-1-4732-1517-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hatching: A Novel (The Hatching Series)
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
ISBN: 1-5011-2504-4 / 978-1-5011-2504-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hatching: The Hatching Series, Book One (Hatching Series, The)
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
ISBN: 0-345-81648-X / 978-0-345-81648-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Hatching: The Hatching Series, Book One (Hatching Series, The)
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
ISBN: 1-4000-2683-0 / 978-1-4000-2683-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hatching
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
ISBN: 1-4732-2279-6 / 978-1-4732-2279-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hatching: A Novel (The Hatching Series)
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
ISBN: 1-5011-2505-2 / 978-1-5011-2505-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hatching (Hatching 1)
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
ISBN: 1-4732-1518-8 / 978-1-4732-1518-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hatching
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
ISBN: 1-4732-1746-6 / 978-1-4732-1746-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hatching
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
ISBN: 1-5011-5152-5 / 978-1-5011-5152-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Export Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: #N/A: A Novel
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hatching
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon   


July 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Hatching
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hatching: A Novel
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

July 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hatching
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Hatching: A Novel (The Hatching Series Book 1)
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Availability: Amazon   


July 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hatching: The Hatching Series, Book One (Hatching Series, The)
Author(s): Ezekiel Boone
Publisher: Random House Canada
Availability: Amazon CA