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The Terror By Dan Simmons

The Terror
by Dan Simmons

The men on board Her Britannic Majesty's Ships Terror and Erebus had every expectation of triumph. They were part of Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition - as scientifically advanced an enterprise as had ever set forth - and theirs were the first steam-driven vessels to go in search of the fabled North-West Passage.
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The Terror by Dan Simmons

The men on board Her Britannic Majesty's Ships Terror and Erebus had every expectation of triumph. They were part of Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition - as scientifically advanced an enterprise as had ever set forth - and theirs were the first steam-driven vessels to go in search of the fabled North-West Passage. But the ships have now been trapped in the Arctic ice for nearly two years. Coal and provisions are running low. Yet the real threat isn't the constantly shifting landscape of white or the flesh-numbing temperatures, dwindling supplies or the vessels being slowly crushed by the unyielding grip of the frozen ocean. No, the real threat is far more terrifying. There is something out there that haunts the frigid darkness, which stalks the ships, snatching one man at a time - mutilating, devouring. A nameless thing, at once nowhere and everywhere, this terror has become the expedition's nemesis. When Franklin meets a terrible death, it falls to Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror to take command and lead the remaining crew on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. With them travels an Eskimo woman who cannot speak. She may be the key to survival - or the harbinger of their deaths. And as scurvy, starvation and madness take their toll, as the Terror on the ice become evermore bold, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape...

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The Terror Reviews


"Simmons has created a chilling supernatural novel... the horrific trials of their impending icy deaths are vividly brought to life" * DAILY EXPRESS *
"One of the most remarkable things I've read... nothing short of a masterpiece. It is a bona fide tour de force" * SFREVU *
"I am in awe of Dan Simmons" -- STEPHEN KING
"Go out and buy this book... a fantastic achievement. Gripping, well-observed, and at times genuinely frightening" * SFX *
"A revelation. Dan Simmons is a giant among novelists" -- LINCOLN CHILD

About Dan Simmons


DAN SIMMONS is a recipient of a Hugo Award and the author of acclaimed suspense and science fiction novels, including Darwin's Blade, Hyperion, Ilium and Olympos. He lives in Colorado. His website is www.dansimmons.com

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GOR001243319
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Dan Simmons
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2008-01-01
944
0553818201
9780553818208
N/A
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