Select language, opens an overlay


Book - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"When a newly engaged couple climbs Mount Ararat in Turkey, an avalanche forces them to seek shelter inside a massive cave uncovered by the snow fall. The cave is actually an ancient, buried ship that many quickly come to believe is really Noah's Ark. But when a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark for the first time, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses ... and when they break it open, they find that the cadaver within is an ugly, misshapen thing ... and it has horns. A massive blizzard blows in, trapping them in that cave thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain ... but they are not alone"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250117052
Branch Call Number: FICTION GOLDEN
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 25 cm.


From Library Staff

List - PopCon 2020
mySAPL_StaffPicks Feb 14, 2020

The first in the Ben Walker series.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jul 19, 2019

I've got to disagree with these other reviews. This book was fantastic. This suspenseful thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat and eager for more information. A demon corpse on the real Noah's Ark-how could you not want to know more?

DBRL_BriannaD Apr 04, 2019

There were parts of this book that I really enjoyed, and parts that I really did not. Golden did a wonderful job building the atmosphere and suspense in the first half of the book. Mount Ararat was a character in its own right, and the claustrophobia of being in a mountain cave during a blizzard really affected me. There were interesting philosophical moments as the characters discussed Noah's ark and the existence of God and evil. But in the second half of the book the body count started to rise, and I found it hard to finish. Religious speculation and mystery was replaced by extremely graphic violence and a decidedly NOT happy ever after. If that's your thing, go for it! If you appreciate your horror a bit more psychological, maybe steer away from this one.

Hillsboro_BrianS Dec 20, 2018

It's a good premise -- hip young travel writers/filmmakers climb Mount Ararat, discover Noah's Ark, and then all hell (literally) breaks loose. Golden keeps the action and scares coming throughout, but after a certain point all of the weirdness gives way to horror tropes, stock characters, and dead redshirts.

OLATHEAllisonA Nov 13, 2018

An engaging premise - that Noah's Ark unwittingly had a monstrous creature on board in addition to the proverbial animals - carries this novel through its first half in a sufficiently scary setting. Readers who are familiar with the Bible story and the Book of Enoch will find some interesting allusions here. Some readers may find that the action and the scares drag after the climax, but a twisted ending almost makes up for the slow pace. An interesting read for those who enjoy monsters!

Oct 27, 2018

For the first 200 pages it was verily a barn burning crescendo of excitement and intrigue. Thence it became somewhat suspect of being derailed due to a climate of endless romantic dialogue. I sensed the author had run out of plausible ideas and as a result, only a virtual miracle could save this book from the abyss of mediocrity. But behold, the near impossible. An ending that rescued Ararat from the discount trolley at the VPL book sale.

Jan 09, 2018

when can this be available as an e-book?

DPLjennyp Dec 12, 2017

Not as scary as I wanted it to be.


Add a Quote
ReadingAdviser_Sally Feb 17, 2018

"In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat." - Genesis 8:4

ReadingAdviser_Sally Feb 17, 2018

"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

ReadingAdviser_Sally Feb 17, 2018

"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."

ReadingAdviser_Sally Feb 17, 2018

"All my favorite people are broken" - Over the Rhine


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SAPL

To Top