From international bestseller Thomas Olde Heuvelt comes Oracle, a supernatural thriller where an omen from our past threatens the return of ancient forces that will change the world forever.
On a foggy winter morning, high school kids Luca and Emma discover the impossible: the wreck of an eighteenth-century ship stranded in a flower field.
Emma enters the hatch on the deck and is never seen again. And she isn’t the last to disappear. . . .
Soon a government agency begins to investigate, determined to uncover the ship’s secrets before a media storm erupts. They enlist Robert Grim, a retired specialist of the occult, to unravel the mystery, and he soon realizes the ship could be a harbinger of an ancient doom awakened under the sea.
In a maelstrom of international intrigue and pure terror, Grim and Luca must race against time as they come face-to-face with an open doorway to the apocalypse.
"Told in the style of an international thriller and featuring a huge cast of well-developed characters, the novel is a deep dive into how the tendrils of the past can reach out and force humanity to heed a warning”—Library Journal
Praise for Thomas Olde Heuvelt
“The long-awaited new novel from the Dutch author of Hex is an ambitious, capacious work. . . containing everything from psychological suspense to cosmic horror. With moments of wonder as well as terror, it looks likely to be one of the highlights of this year’s horror scene.”—The Guardian, on Echo
“Horrific, poignant, creepy, brilliantly written—expect to see it on bestseller lists and year’s end best lists, and hopefully awards consideration. Don’t sleep on this one.”—Jeff VanderMeer, on Echo
“Totally, brilliantly original.”—Stephen King, on Hex
“Creepy and gripping and original.” —George R.R. Martin, on Hex
“A touch of strangeness, of alienness, avoiding sub-Stephen King clichés. [Olde Heuvelt] has written five novels already, and publishers should be lining up to translate them.”—The Wall Street Journal, on Hex
“One of the most original, clever, and terrifying books to be published in the 21st century.”—New York Journal of Books, on Hex