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Ararat

(2017)
(The first book in the Ben Walker series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Bram Stoker Best Novel
*Winner of the 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel*

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden's writing is 'the real deal' (Stephen King) and this heart-pounding supernatural thriller will thrill and fascinate in equal measure.

'Golden puts it all together with tremendous skill and a gleeful relish' - Financial Times

Meryam and Adam take risks for a living. But neither is prepared for what lies in the legendary heights of Mount Ararat, Turkey.

First to reach a massive cave revealed by an avalanche, they discover the hole in the mountain's heart is really an ancient ship, buried in time. A relic that some fervently believe is Noah's Ark.

Deep in its recesses stands a coffin inscribed with mysterious symbols that no one in their team of scholars, archaeologists and filmmakers can identify. Inside is a twisted, horned cadaver. Outside a storm threatens to break.

As terror begins to infiltrate their every thought, is it the raging blizzard that chases them down the mountain - or something far worse?

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"I cannot say enough good things about this book. This is the Lovecraftian horror, mountaineering, 1970s-style paranoia, theologically philosophical, paranormal, Satanic love story I've been waiting for. A scary and smart must-read." - Chelsea Cain

"Golden gives a face and a name to the darkness inside us. A compelling read!" - M R Carey

"Ararat is Christopher Golden's masterpiece. A chilling thriller in the spirit of Dan Simmons's The Terror, H.P. Lovecraft's 'At The Mountains of Madness', and John Carpenter's The Thing. I loved it!" - Brian Keene

"Let the other blurbers tell you how thrilling, how frightening, how robust this book is. They’re right to do it. But the thing that struck me deepest about Ararat is how timely this tale is for the world right now. The men and women in the book are treated as equals; in strength, in smarts, in power. Muslims are set to marry Jews. Scientists and Christians are working on the same edgy project. And yet, they all fear the same way. And they hope the same way, too. If ever we could use a story that reminds us that we’re together, a singular race, in religion and gender, that time is now. Bravo, Christopher Golden, for sewing such enormous themes into a nail-biting, exhilarating book." - Josh Malerman

"Christopher Golden’s Ararat blends modern politics and age-old superstitions into a claustrophobic snowstorm that will leave you terrified. Part psychological horror, part supernatural thriller, Ararat is a masterclass in supernatural suspense. Don't read it before bed!" - Sarah Pinborough

"Christopher Golden has written an extremely gripping story, with echoes of John Carpenter’s The Thing. It’s not simply the icy setting of Ararat; Golden has also mastered a similar (and similarly thrilling) sense of claustrophobic dread. It’s a creepy, chilling book." - Scott Smith

"Christopher Golden's Ararat is a rollicking and horrifying adventure that avalanches from the top of the famed Turkish mountain. A clever, original, and macabre re-imagining of one the world's oldest stories, Ararat is as relentless as it is addictive." - Paul Tremblay

"ARARAT has that horror-adventure vibe that’s like candy to me. Delicious Terror Candy! Golden seizes your heart in his hands with a tale as terrifying as it is thrilling!" - Chuck Wendig


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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ararat: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-250-11705-4 / 978-1-250-11705-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ararat: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-250-18134-8 / 978-1-250-18134-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ararat: a 2017 Bram Stoker Award winner
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-4722-3430-8 / 978-1-4722-3430-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ararat
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-4551-2747-7 / 978-1-4551-2747-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Ararat Lib/E
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-4551-2746-9 / 978-1-4551-2746-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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April 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Ararat
Author(s): Christopher Golden
ISBN: 1-4551-2748-5 / 978-1-4551-2748-1 (USA edition)
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April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Ararat
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Ararat
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

April 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ararat: a 2017 Bram Stoker Award winner
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ararat: A Novel
Author(s): Christopher Golden
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon CA