The Ritual

Kobo ebook | May 6, 2011

byAdam Nevill

not yet rated|write a review
And on the third day things did not get better. The rain fell hard and cold, the white sun never broke through the low grey cloud, and they were lost. But it was the dead thing they found hanging from a tree that changed the trip beyond recognition. When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise. With limited fitness and experience between them, a shortcut meant to ease their hike turns into a nightmare scenario that could cost them their lives. Lost, hungry, and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, Luke figures things couldn’t possibly get any worse. But then they stumble across an old habitation. Ancient artefacts decorate the walls and there are bones scattered upon the dry floors. The residue of old rites and pagan sacrifice for something that still exists in the forest. Something responsible for the bestial presence that follows their every step. And as the four friends stagger in the direction of salvation, they learn that death doesn’t come easy among these ancient trees . . .

Pricing and Purchase Info

$5.29 online
$6.86 list price (save 22%)
Available for download
Not available in stores

From the Publisher

And on the third day things did not get better. The rain fell hard and cold, the white sun never broke through the low grey cloud, and they were lost. But it was the dead thing they found hanging from a tree that changed the trip beyond recognition. When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 6, 2011Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230760430

ISBN - 13:9780230760431

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Ritual

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ritual goodness! Not a bad story. It keeps you wanting to read more as you wonder whats next behind that tree. Filled with gore, creepiness and excitement at the end it wil leave you wondering if you should go into that forest on your next hike!
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book One of my favorites...the characters and the forest come alive. The story elements are creepy as hell, you can almost feel the isolation and hopelessness of the characters. The house they find is truly creepy. If you like horror novels at all, read this.
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ritual This is the type of book that should be read in deepest, darkest winter, preferrably with all the lights on. Tense and athmospheric, it will send shivers down your spine.
Date published: 2014-08-16