A NovelBook - 2007 | 1st Back Bay pbk. ed
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The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice.
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multcolib_dianaa May 08, 2014
This novel is loosely based on the true story of an Arctic expedition that went terribly wrong in the 1840s. No one actually knows exactly what happened to the Franklin expedition in real life, but in this one, there’s a sea monster. It’s available on audiobook cd.
Two ships are frozen in the Arctic in the 19th Century, and there's something out on the ice... Not only is this an exciting horror story, but it has wonderful characters and an interesting romance.
multcolib_recommends1 Jul 15, 2013
Their captain's insane vision of a Northwest Passage has kept the crewmen of HMS Terror trapped in Arctic ice for two years without a thaw. But the real threat to their survival isn't the ever-shifting landscape of white, the provisions that have turned to poison, or the ship slowly buckling in t... Read More »
This is a great book about survival (and the failure to survive) on the ice after an expedition to the Arctic runs into terrible trouble. It's good on so many levels-- lots of good characters, something creepy out on the ice stalking the crewmen, and there are a ton of interesting facts-- about A... Read More »
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