A Startlingly Original Horror Novel from the Author of HEX 'This is totally, brilliantly original' Stephen King.
It's One Thing to Lose Your Life
It's Another to Lose Your Soul
When climber Nick Grevers is brought down from the mountains after a terrible accident he has lost his looks, his hopes and his climbing companion. His account of what happened on the forbidden peak of the Maudit is garbled, almost hallucinogenic. Soon it becomes apparent more than his shattered body has returned: those that treat his disfigured face begin experiencing extraordinary and disturbing psychic events that suggest that Nick has unleashed some ancient and primal menace on his ill-fated expedition.
Nick's partner Sam Avery has a terrible choice to make. He fell in love with Nick's youth, vitality and beauty. Now these are gone and all that is left is a haunted mummy-worse, a glimpse beneath the bandages can literally send a person insane.
Sam must decide: either to flee to America, or to take Nick on a journey back to the mountains, the very source of the curse, the little Alpine Village of Grimnetz, its soul-possesed Birds of Death and it legends of human sacrifice and, ultimately, its haunted mountain, the Maudit.
Dutch writer Thomas Olde Heuvelt is a Hugo Award Winner and has been hailed as the future of speculative fiction in Europe. His work combines a unique blend of popular culture and fairy-tale myth that is utterly unique. Echo follows his sensational debut English language novel, HEX.
Praise for HEX - :
A great writer, the next genre superstar - Paul Cornell
A wicked witch holds an upstate New York town prisoner. This is totally, brilliantly original - Stephen King
A truly terrifying parable about mankind's depravity . . . the story is not merely unsettling, it is horrifying . . . read it if you dare! - Kirkus Reviews
ECHO is a compulsive page turner mixing supernatural survival horror and pulp adventure. You'll be happily rooted to your reading chair, safe (maybe) from the shadow of the Maudit - Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Pallbearers' Club
HEX is reminiscent of vintage Stephen King, and I can think of no higher praise. Chilling, moving and, in its odd way, not a little profound - John Connolly
Spielbergian in the way Heuvelt shows supernatural goings-on . . . a fabulous, unforgettable conceit - Guardian
HEX takes the horror/thriller genre to a whole new level. It's deeply unsettling, wholly original, brilliantly written and contains scenes that will haunt you for a long time to come. I dare you to read it - Sarah Lotz
Dutch novelist Thomas Olde Heuvelt is the author of five novels and many short stories of the fantastic. He has been awarded the Paul Harland Prize on three occasions, and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. In 2015 he won the Hugo award for Best Short Story.
Olde Heuvelt wrote his debut novel at the age of sixteen. He studied English Language and American Literature in his hometown of Nijmegen and at the University of Ottawa in Canada.
HEX is Olde Heuvelt's worldwide debut. Warner Bros. is currently developing a TV series based on the book.