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Jan 28, 2022

Christopher Golden talks to Austin Ruh about his latest horror novel, Road of Bones. Christopher is the New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker award-winning author of Ararat, Snowblind, Dead Ringers, and Of Saints and Shadows, along with many other books and media.

Road of Bones follows two National Geographic filmmakers, Teig and Prentiss, as they travel into the farthest reaches of Siberia. There's a historical aspect to this novel. The road was the place more than hundreds of thousands of people were sent to die as prisoners. Now Teig and Prentiss must survive the cold and uncover long forgotten folklore in this unfamiliar land. It may be more real than they expected, and they may have to survive it.

Christopher talks to Austin about the values of horror as therapy for readers. He discusses how he wrote this novel with the intention that anyone could enjoy it, and how this was the perfect setting for something so thrilling. He also announces something big that's coming up next.

Books Discussed in this Episode:

Road of Bones by Christopher Golden

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Photography Credit: Greg Fitzgerald