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Road of Bones, Christopher Golden: A Review

I love Christopher Golden's writing. I devoured Red Hands last year and screeched when I saw the cover for Road of Bones. This one is out in January and it's guaranteed to start your year off with a bang.



Teig is a seasoned documentary producer who realizes he needs win. When he learns about the coldest settlement on earth, he hires a local guide and sets out for Oymyakon. But when the team arrives, they find the town mysteriously vacant, save for a young girl. From that point--I won't give spoilers--chaos. Pure. Chaos.


In the best possible way.


I loved this book.


From the narrative structure to the visceral imagery, this book has everything you want in a winter horror. Stark, bleak landscapes. Characters with personal demons. Literal nightmares. Blood. Gore. Pure, unadulterated terror. Some of the descriptions will leave you breathless, stick to your bones, or make you put the entire goddamn thing in the freezer. At times, it gave me Dreamcatcher meets The Only Good Indian vibes and I could not stop reading.


Road of Bones is an intriguing, layered, dark, and utterly satisfying journey into darkness. Add this to your 2022 TBR and thank me later.


Huge thanks to St. Martin's and NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for honest review consideration.

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