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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.


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
Thomas Olde Heuvelt is a literary showman, proudly naming and displaying his influences before blending them into something unique and new. ECHO is a heartbreaking, intimate, and genuinely frightening epic
Shaun Hamill, author of A Cosmology of Monsters
Thomas Olde Huevelt has outdone himself with ECHO. The climbing sequences are Jon Krakauer-esque, and the narrative evokes the terror of a vintage Dan Simmons or Peter Straub novel. Thrilling, horrifying, supremely confident storytelling
Nick Cutter
Can a place - say a mountain or a glen - be evil? Thomas Olde Heuvelt's long-awaited second novel ECHO delivers an emphatic 'Yes!' on a breath of icy air. His deft prose will have you absolutely frigid, sitting up straight and hearing every squeak in the house . . . and savoring every delicious frozen shiver
John F.D. Taff, Multiple Bram Stoker-Nominated author of The Fearing and editor of Dark Stars
I just scaled Mt. Olde Heuvelt and let me tell you, the view up here is absolutely terrifying. Reading ECHO caused me vertigo. The sense of dread inspired by this breathtaking novel - the dread of something monstrous wearing the face of someone we love - reaches so deep, I can still feel the lingering chill in my bones well after putting the book down
Clay McLeod Chapman
Evoking the sensibilities of Clive Barker's Sacrament while tinged with a Palahniuk-esque transgressive streak, this is, unquestionably, Thomas Olde Heuvelt's masterwork. Like a climber at the summit of a great mountain, this tale will chill you to the bone and leave you breathless
Ronald Malfi, author of Come with Me
Echo is a haunting contribution to the literature of folk horror, and its scenes in the monstrous mountains convey a sense of uncanny dread that rises through terror towards awe. Few writers in our field have scaled such heights
Ramsey Campbell