Eaters of the Dead

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 14, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic ParkTimeline, and Sphere comes an epic tale of unspeakable horror.
It is 922 A.D. The refined Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan is accompanying a party of Viking warriors back to their home. He is appalled by their customs—the gratuitous sexuality of their women, their disregard for cleanliness, and their cold-blooded sacrifices. As they enter the frozen, forbidden landscape of the North—where the day’s length does not equal the night’s, where after sunset the sky burns in streaks of color—Fadlan soon discovers that he has been unwillingly enlisted to combat the terrors in the night that come to slaughter the Vikings, the monsters of the mist that devour human flesh. But just how he will do it, Fadlan has no idea.


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Eaters of the Dead combines the old English epic poem Beowulf the historical manuscript of an Arab traveler Ahmad Ibn Fadlan and a theory that Neanderthal man survives into historic times. Weaving a ... Read full review

Eaters of the dead: the manuscript of Ibn Fadlan relating his experiences with the Northmen in A. D. 922

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Set in the year 922 C.E., Crichton's 1976 novel finds Ahmad ibn-Fadlan, Arab ambassador representing the Caliph of Bagdad, thrust among a band of Vikings heading north. Initially, he is disgusted by ... Read full review

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Michael Crichton’s novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World. He was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.

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