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.
A highway in northern Siberia called the Road of Bones (Look it up!) has fascinated documentary producer, Felix Tiegland. He wants to create a new tv series about life in this part of the world. This is the coldest place on earth and it is full of ghost stories and local legends. So, he has plenty to work with. But, when he reaches a town completely deserted except for one little girl, this trip turns out to be much more than he ever anticipated.
Wow! This was not at all what I was expecting. Now, this is not my usual genre. I usually don’t go for this. However, since I never read the blurb, I am almost positive I saw that it was set in Siberia and it had a shaman. That is all it took! That being said, I am sure it would be a five star read for some of you! Because is sure did keep me on the edge of my seat. And dang near scared me to death!
I almost read this in one sitting. I mean…I had to finish it before the sun went down. 😂. I loved the history about the Road of Bones and about life in that part of the world. Very unique indeed! Just disregard the beasts which eat people!
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