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Tomb of Gods

Published by Flame Tree Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

“The suspense of the story, aided by sly hints from the author, and the atmosphere of a dark, claustrophobic tomb work together to create a scary story. The characters’ fear invites the reader into the world to experience the fright themselves.”
Booklist Starred Review

Deep inside the tomb exists a hidden world of wonder and terror.

In 1935, British archaeologists vanished inside an Egyptian cave. A year later, one man returned covered in mysterious scars.

Egyptologist Imogen Riley desperately wants to know what happened to the ill-fated expedition led by her grandfather. On a quest for answers, she joins a team of archeologists and soldiers in Egypt. Inside a mountain tomb, they’ve found a technologically advanced relic and a maze of tunnels. Dr. Nathan Trummel believes this tomb leads to the most guarded secrets of the pharaohs. When the explorers venture deep into the caves, they discover a hidden world of wonder and terror.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the imprint of long-standing Independent Flame Tree Publishing, dedicated to full-length original fiction in the horror and suspense, science fiction & fantasy, and crime / mystery / thriller categories. The list brings together fantastic new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices. Learn more about Flame Tree Press at and connect on social media @FlameTreePress

Brian Moreland writes a blend of mystery, dark suspense and horror. He has written ten books, including The Devil’s Woods, The Witching House, Tomb of Gods and Savage Island. An adventure seeker and world traveler, Brian currently lives in North Texas, where he enjoys creating scary books and short stories. Follow Brian on Twitter @BrianMoreland.

"Nicely paced and laced with palpable tension [...] Horror fans will be pleased as the terrors of the tomb force each character to confront a past trauma"

“The suspense of the story, aided by sly hints from the author, and the atmosphere of a dark, claustrophobic tomb work together to create a scary story. The characters’ fear invites the reader into the world to experience the fright themselves.”

“Moreland gives us a unique vision of Egyptian deities in “Tomb of Gods” and the novel is a fun read with a strong plot yet easily accessible story. A definite recommendation for fans of horror in general but particularly for those who like stories about Egypt and its mythology.”

“The novel will scare you, confound you, and force you to think, and that, readers, is the mark of an excellent read.”

"Tomb of Gods completely knocked me out from beginning to end, with some of the sequences so unrelentingly fast moving it was impossible to put down."

– Tony’s Top 10 Horror Novels of 2020,

“What starts out as a good adventure story, grows into so much more as it moves along. Tomb of Gods is fantastically imaginative, darkly fun, and horrifically astounding; I expect this book to make my Top 10 Reads of 2020.”

– Dead Head Reviews

“Tomb of Gods was a thrilling and chilling read, cleverly weaving together history with mythology, with the creeping presence of horror underneath.”

– Beneath a Thousand Skies

“I just wanted to read this book and fall in love, all over again, with Egypt and the gods… I definitely wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone, lover of Ancient Egypt or not.”

– The Magic of Worlds Blog

“It is obvious how much research the author has done as he weaves the beautiful scenery, and traditions into this horror story.”

– The Divine Writes Blog

“The horror was chilling, and I had a hard time putting the book down once I started it. Brian Moreland puts a great deal of care into his characters and his internal mythology, and he can write a spine-tingling story.”

– We Who Walk Here, Walk Alone Blog

“This is a book that actually made me feel the pain of the characters, the fear was visceral. Several times, I had to put the book down because it was so well written."

– Book Bustle Blog

“With a mixture of adventure, tense claustrophobic horror, horrifying monsters, an engaging cast of characters and a slightly different portrayal of the Egyptian pantheon, we are drawn deep into the “Tomb of Gods” and we might not leave.”

– Books I Like Blog

“This is not a book to read with the lights off, but it is absolutely a book to read!”

– Reading Reality Blog

"Horror fiction and horror films abound with stories of the “you-don’t-want-to-go there” and while Tomb of Gods can be filed within this sub-genre, Moreland has come up with something different within that trope by combining Egyptian mythology (which he clearly knows a lot about) with great scene-setting, claustrophobic horror, uncovering the unknown, thrills and action and maybe a smattering of romance"

– Concatenation

“Moreland combines the best of what I love about horror fiction, impeccable prose, characters with a life-like depth, fantastic monsters and a palpable sense of dread that seemingly lunges off the pages and grabs you by the throat.” —Peter Schwotzer, Famous Monsters of Filmland

“Moreland has a fluid writing style that appears to be getting stronger with each new release. His attention to atmospheric details quickly draws the reader into the storyline, creating a vivid background that often acts as a “character” itself. Personally, I feel that this is one of his greatest strengths, along with his unique, imaginative plot-lines.”—Horror After Dark

"Brian Moreland writes a blend of survival horror and occult mystery that I find impossible to resist. His writing is clean, precise, and, best of all, compulsively readable. I know, when I've got one of his books in my hands, that I'm going to be lost to the world for hours on end. He's just that good." — Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Flesh Eaters

“Brian Moreland writes with one eye on characterization and the other on scaring the life out of you.” — Maynard Sims, author of Stronghold and The Eighth Witch

“Brian Moreland is my new favorite author … He writes powerfully complex characters. He packs so much characterization in one hundred and sixty pages. From the prelude to the epilogue, I was hooked and reading at a break neck pace. I read this captivating story in one gulp … Brian Moreland’s concise writing style makes for an enjoyable reading experience.” —Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews

“Combining Masonic history, mysticism, and Nordic rune-lore, [Shadows in the Mist], Moreland’s tale of a world at war is equal parts horror story and spine-jangling thriller. An adventure not to be missed!”—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Map of Bones and Black Order

“Brian Moreland’s fiction is taut and spellbinding, often blending varied themes to form a dark genre very much his own. From his WWII occult thriller Shadows in the Mist, to the haunting chiller The Devil’s Woods, Brian’s work is at once versatile, original, and deeply engaging.” —Greg F. Gifune, author of The Bleeding Season

"In Dead of Winter, Brian Moreland showed why he's one of the strongest new forces in horror fiction. In The Devil's Woods, he proves he's as versatile as he is talented. The Devil's Woods is fantastic--a terrifying and emotionally-involving read from cover to cover." —Jonathan Janz, author of The Nightmare Girl and Wolf Land

“Dead of Winter by Brian Moreland is an exceptionally well crafted horror novel that tells a gripping story of dark religious doings, a horrific serial killer, and a sympathetic Inspector, in a dark and fascinating historical setting of 19th century Canada. The atmospherics are outstanding and the story offers plenty of surprises right up to its shocking and violent conclusion. Highly recommended.” —Douglas Preston, co-author of The Monster of Florence and Cold Vengeance.

"Dead of Winter is a thrilling, wholly-engrossing read that masterfully crosses multiple genres and leaves the reader breathless. Moreland weaves one hell of a history lesson, rich with brilliant characters and incredible plot twists. Highly recommended!" —Brian Keene, best-selling author of The Last Zombie and Ghoul

"With Dead of Winter, Brian Moreland breathes disturbing new life into an ancient horror legend. Crisp dialogue, riveting action, and a skin-on-your-teeth pace. Wow!" —Jonathan Maberry, New York Bestselling author of Patient Zero and Dead of Night
“For horror fans wanting a healthy dose of the small-town stuff a la Stephen King.”—Hellnotes

“After I finished reading Blood Sacrifices, I couldn’t stop thinking about how great these stories were. This was my first experience reading Moreland’s work and I was blown away by his storytelling abilities. Every novella featured in this collection displays traits of everything I love about the horror genre and is packed with action. I also loved the fact that even when I thought I knew where the stories were going, there were no shortage of surprises lurking just around the corner. Moreland also conjures up some of the most frightening antagonists/monsters I have read in quite some time . . .”—The Horror Bookshelf

"Brian Moreland's mixture of crime,drama, suspense, horror, the supernatural, the occult, and history always makes his stories jump off the page as if they should be on the big screen."—Oh for the Hook of a Book

"A frightening and chilly romp through a winter wasteland, Dead of Winter will freeze your soul! Sharply written and scary as hell, this one is a must-read for all horror fans."—Ronald Malfi, author of Snow and Floating Staircase