Road of Bones

A Novel

    • 3.9 • 30 Ratings
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Publisher Description

An American documentarian travels a haunted highway across the frozen tundra of Siberia in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden’s Road of Bones, a “tightly wound, atmospheric, and creepy as hell” (Stephen King) supernatural thriller.

Surrounded by barren trees in a snow-covered wilderness with a dim, dusky sky forever overhead, Siberia’s Kolyma Highway is 1200 miles of gravel packed permafrost within driving distance of the Arctic Circle. A narrow path where drivers face such challenging conditions as icy surfaces, limited visibility, and an average temperature of sixty degrees below zero, fatal car accidents are common.

But motorists are not the only victims of the highway. Known as the Road of Bones, it is a massive graveyard for the former Soviet Union’s gulag prisoners. Hundreds of thousands of people worked to death and left where their bodies fell, consumed by the frozen elements and plowed beneath the permafrost road.

Fascinated by the history, documentary producer Felix “Teig” Teigland is in Russia to drive the highway, envisioning a new series capturing Life and Death on the Road of Bones with a ride to the town of Akhust, “the coldest place on Earth”, collecting ghost stories and local legends along the way. Only, when Teig and his team reach their destination, they find an abandoned town, save one catatonic nine-year-old girl—and a pack of predatory wolves, faster and smarter than any wild animals should be.

Pursued by the otherworldly beasts, Teig’s companions confront even more uncanny and inexplicable phenomena along the Road of Bones, as if the ghosts of Stalin’s victims were haunting them. It is a harrowing journey that will push Teig beyond endurance and force him to confront the sins of his past.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2022
January 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
4.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Reckia6 ,

Not as good as I hoped

I agree with the other reviewer. This book starts off very good but loses steam halfway through. I did finish it, though. After reading this I will never complain about the cold ever again. Okay book but not one of my favorites from the past year.

jadzia amakiir ,

Supernaturally natural

Christopher Golden has a gift for making the mythical supernatural world seem like it fits quite normally in real life. Road of Bones has a surprising depth of character that brings you to care about the people quickly, so that when the parnee comes knocking you can only hope opening the door is the right decision.

Beachcomber40 ,

Can I get a refund?

I had high hopes for this one after it was hyped up by Stephen King. The story did start out strong but lost steam halfway through. The ending left a lot to be desired.

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