Synopses & Reviews
The year is A.D. 922. A refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors who are journeying to the barbaric North. He is appalled by their Viking customs—the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness . . . their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But it is not until they reach the depths of the Northland that the courtier learns the horrifying and inescapable truth: He has been enlisted by these savage, inscrutable warriors to help combat a terror that plagues them—a monstrosity that emerges under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh . . .
Praise for PREY:“Crichton is a master storyteller.” < i=""> Detroit News <>
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“One of the great storytellers of our age…What an amazing imagination.” < i=""> New York Newsday <>
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“Like Stephen King, like Robert Ludlum, Crichton knows how to keep a story moving. He writes with an undeniable narrative energy.” < i=""> Chicago Sun-Times <>
“Crichton knows how to craft a tale, one that keeps the reader turning the pages.” < i=""> Houston Chronicle <>
“One of our most gifted popular novelists... Crichtons fecund imagination and considerable storytelling talent have brought pleasure to millions. A master.” < i=""> Los Angeles Times <>
“Michael Crichton is one of our most gifted popular novelists. A true son of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells…. A master of plausible and frightening scenarios…. He is a connoisseur of catastrophe.” < i=""> Los Angeles Times <>
This early work by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Jurassic Park" and "Prey" tells a remarkable 1,000-year-old story that originates from actual journal entries of an Arab man who traveled with a group of Vikings throughout northern Europe.
About the Author
Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films. His novels include Next
, State of Fear
, Jurassic Park
, and The Andromeda Strain
. Also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER
, he remains the only writer to have had the number-one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously. At the time of Crichton's death in 2008, he was well into the writing of Micro
; Richard Preston was selected to complete the novel.
Richard Preston is an internationally acclaimed best-selling author of eight books, including The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees. Many of Preston's books have first appeared in The New Yorker. He has won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Award and the National Magazine Award, and he is the only person not a medical doctor to receive the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award for public health. He lives with his wife and three children near Princeton, New Jersey.