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King Blood
by Simon Clark

Subject: Horror
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (UK)

Edition Our Price inc. p&p Status
hardback, 534pp, ISBN 0340660619, 1996 N/A out of print
paperback, 534pp, ISBN 0340660627, 1996 N/A out of print

King Blood cover

Beneath your feet the ground is heating up. And it's going to get hotter. Hotter than Hell...

Rick Kennedy feels good. Tonight there's going to be the party of the summer. The brother he hasn't seen for years has just flown in, and this is the night Rick plans to do something about Kate Robinson – the beautiful girl he just can't get out of his mind. In the pleasant village of Fairburn the evening air is warm...

And this is the night Rick encounters the mysterious stranger in the wood.

Soon he wakes to find 30,000 refugees choking the streets. People are running for their lives. Only there's nowhere to run.

The ground heats up inexorably. Roads melt. Cities erupt into flame. Lakes boil. Pockets of natural gas explode like nuclear bombs and geysers of scalding water flood through whole communities.

Survivors search desperately for refuge in a landscape burning forever beneath their feet. But they have yet to confront the Grey men – and the demons inside themselves. Because their blood itself is beginning to boil – with savagery, hunger and lust...