The Ancient by Muriel GrayThe Ancient by Muriel Gray

The Ancient

byMuriel Gray

Paperback | February 28, 2017

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Alien, on a container ship.'Scary and unputdownable', Stephen KingAmongst towering mountains of trash in the backstreets of Lima, three young boys are trying to raise an ancient demon. They don't think their incantation has worked; but that night a teenage drugrunner is gunned down across their makeshift altar. As his killers walk away, his body stirs. Not because it still contains a spark of life. But because something is stirring beneath it.Port Callao. The MV Lysicrates, a three-quarter-mile long supertanker, is being loaded with hundreds of tonnes of trash. Watching from the bridge, in a bleary state of hungover gloom, is second-in-command Matthew Cotton; more interesting is the arrival of a young American student who has missed the boat she should have been on.They should have paid more attention to the trash.With its powerful blend of superb characterisation and demonic horror, Muriel Gray's new novel is her best yet.
Muriel Gray was born in Glasgow in 1958, is a BA honours graduate in graphic design and illustration of the Glasgow School of Art, and worked as a professional illustrator before joining the National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh as assistant head of design.She then moved into broadcasting starting as a presenter on Channel 4's se...
Title:The AncientFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pagesPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008158266

ISBN - 13:9780008158262

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From the reviews of The Trickster and Furnace:'The Trickster is written with incredible vigour. thuggish, gory, sentimental, cosy. It grips'Daily Mail'Gray tells her tale with immense elan. A smashing debut that's gutsier than most authors could ever be' Time Out'Pacy, energetic, violent entertainment whose flashes of intuition and glittery neurosis give it an idiosyncratic edge' The Times