Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday - Abominable; Dan Simmons

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.  Bloggers spotlight upcoming releases that they are eagerly anticipating! Want to participate? Post your own WOW entry on your blog, and leave your link at Breaking the Spine. I think this one sounds like a good one for a chilly fall evening.



October 22, 2013, 
Hachette - Little, Brown and Co. 

A thrilling tale of high-altitude death and survival set on the snowy summits of Mount Everest, from the bestselling author of The Terror

It's 1924 and the race to summit the world's highest mountain has been brought to a terrified pause by the shocking disappearance of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine high on the shoulder of Mt. Everest. By the following year, three climbers -- a British poet and veteran of the Great War, a young French Chamonix guide, and an idealistic young American -- find a way to take their shot at the top. They arrange funding from the grieving Lady Bromley, whose son also disappeared on Mt. Everest in 1924. Young Bromley must be dead, but his mother refuses to believe it and pays the trio to bring him home.

Deep in Tibet and high on Everest, the three climbers -- joined by the missing boy's female cousin -- find themselves being pursued through the night by someone . . . or something. This nightmare becomes a matter of life and death at 28,000 feet - but what is pursuing them? And what is the truth behind the 1924 disappearances on Everest? As they fight their way to the top of the world, the friends uncover a secret far more abominable than any mythical creature could ever be. A pulse-pounding story of adventure and suspense, The Abominable is Dan Simmons at his spine-chilling best.

10 comments:

  1. Wow, this does sound exciting! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy.

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  2. As if scaling the mountain isn't terrifying enough! Sounds like a thrilling read!

    Here's my WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/08/waiting-on-wednesday-who-asked-you.html

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  3. Interesting pick. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. An exciting premise! I have heard of Dan Simmons before, but haven't read him yet. Thanks for introducing us to this title.

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  5. Yes, that sure sounds spooky cool to me!

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  6. This does sound good! I bet it would be great on audio.

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  7. Did you read The Terror by Simmons?? I have been trying to get an ARC of this new one, but can't seem to get lucky. Did you get an ARC?

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  8. I hope this turns out to be even better than it sounds!

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  9. Dan Simmons is an author who I've been wanting to try because I'm pretty sure I'd love him :)

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