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Siberia’s Kolyma Highway is 1200 miles of gravel-packed permafrost within driving distance of the Arctic Circle. A narrow path 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 road. 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.
However, 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 monsters of the ancient wilderness itself were haunting them. It is a harrowing journey that will push Teig to the edge of human endurance.
“Christopher Golden’s Road of Bones is tightly wound, atmospheric, and creepy as hell. It will take you to a place you’ve never been before, and the trip will scare the hell out of you. I loved it!” ―Stephen King
“I don’t know how else to say it. This book is scary as f***.” ―Catherynne M. Valente, New York Times Bestselling author of Comfort Me With Apples
“Golden is writing at the top of his game.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred)
“Riveting reading.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Will chill even the most jaded readers.”—Booklist (starred)
“An essential read for horror and supernatural thriller fans.” — Library Journal (starred)
“Just try and put this book down, I dare you.” —Stephen Graham Jones, bestselling author of The Only Good Indians
“A breathtaking experience, a glacial gust of a book, Christopher Golden’s best yet.” –Josh Malerman, New York Times best selling author of Bird Box
Product info: short-term preorder (ETA: November/December 2022), published by Thunderstorm Books