ArarateBook - 2017
When an ancient relic believed to be Noah's Ark is discovered in the aftermath of an avalanche on Mount Ararat in Turkey, a team of investigating scholars, archaeologists and filmmakers find the corpse of a monster on the ship before a massive blizzard traps them on the site with a mysterious predator.
Christopher Golden’s Ararat is the heart-pounding tale of an adventure that goes wrong…on a biblical scale. When an earthquake reveals a secret cave hidden inside Mount Ararat in Turkey, a daring, newly-engaged couple are determined to be the first ones inside…and what they discover will change everything.
The cave is actually an ancient, buried ship that many quickly come to believe is really Noah’s Ark. When a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses. Inside the coffin they find an ugly, misshapen cadaver—not the holy man they expected, but a hideous creature with horns. Shock and fear turn to horror when a massive blizzard blows in, trapping them thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain. All they can do is pray for safety. But something wicked is listening to their prayers…and it wants to answer.
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"In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat." - Genesis 8:4
"Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called."- Lost Book of Enoch
"The horns were pale, dusty white, like ivory elephant tusks dulled by age. Six or seven inches in length, the two points jutted from indentations just above its eyes."
"All my favorite people are broken" - Over the Rhine
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