They say if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. That’s how I feel about Ararat from Christopher Golden (St. Martin’s Press; in stores Tuesday, April 18). It’s not a bad book just didn’t thrill me.
The story is about Mount Ararat in Turkey that people love to climb. A secret cave is found after an earthquake. When newly engaged couple Adam and Meryam find about it, they drop everything and take off to climb and investigate it. They want to get there first and claim it. They are also filming everything for a potential special on it. They get their group together and start the treacherous climb up the mountain. It’s not their first time climbing it, it’s just coming at a time when the weather is starting to get bad.
They make it there first and are sure it’s Noah’s Ark. With their team investigating it (including a doctor, archaeologists and filmmakers) they make shocking discoveries. They find bodies and a coffin. When they open the coffin they find creature with horns. The coffin also has mysterious writing that they try to decipher.
Mysterious things start to happen. People start acting weird and people go missing. The only suspenseful thing is who lives and dies.