Front Cover
Pan Macmillan UK, Jul 1, 2007 - Fiction - 416 pages
1 Review

It is the near future and signs of an impending global disaster are multiplying. As storms and tempests rage, a series of ominous events signal the emergence of a new and terrifying force.

In the Chinese city of Kashi travellers bring back reports of a strange light seen shining above the endless dunes of the Taklimakan Desert. And as the city's inhabitants watch for its return, the desert rises up to engulf them in a tidal wave of sand. All have seen a portent. A sign that something incredible is about to begin...

What people are saying - Write a review


User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

The world is undergoing an epidemic of earthquakes, wind storms, and other catastrophes, and bright lights have been sighted prior to each new calamity. What does it all mean? Is the world coming to ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2007)

James Herbert is one of our greatest popular novelists, whose books are sold in thirty-five other languages, including Russian and Chinese. Widely imitated and hugely influential, his twenty novels have sold more than fifty million copies worldwide.

Bibliographic information