The Terror (Paperback)Dan Simmons (author)
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Hailed by STEPHEN KING as 'a brilliant, massive combination of history and supernatural horror'.
Now a chilling 10-part TV series from RIDLEY SCOTT on BBC2 and iPlayer
The most advanced scientific enterprise ever mounted, Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition in search of the fabled North-West Passage had every expectation of triumph.
But for almost two years his ships HMS Terror and Erebus have been trapped in the Arctic ice. Supplies of fuel and food are running low. Scurvy, starvation and even madness beging to take their toll. And yet the real threat isn't from the constantly shifting, alien landscape, the flesh-numbing temperatures or being crushed by the unyielding, frozen ocean. No, the real threat is far more terrifying.
There is something out there in the frigid darkness. It stalks the ships and snatches men. It is a nameless thing. At once nowhere and everywhere, this terror has become the expedition's nemesis . . .
Readers are gripped by The Terror:
***** 'One of the best books I have ever read. I couldn't put it down!'
***** 'A tremendous weighty achievement in atmosphere and storytelling.'
***** 'So beautifully written and well researched. I can't praise this book highly enough.'
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 944
Weight: 629 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 127 mm
Edition: Media tie-in
A brilliant, massive combination of history and supernatural horror -- STEPHEN KING
One of the most remarkable things I've read . . . nothing short of a masterpiece. It is a bona fide tour de force -- John Berlyne * SFREVU *
A revelation. Dan Simmons is a giant among novelists -- LINCOLN CHILD
Go out and buy this book . . . a fantastic achievement. Gripping, well-observed, and at times genuinely frightening * SFX *
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....except for the last 40 - 50 pages where it gets slightly odd. However, apart from that I really enjoyed it.
Simmons has an ability to write a page turner whilst at the same time you don't want to turn the... More
I could not put this book down even though it was exhausting ! I literally lived every bit of the journey with these men , its got to be one of my favourite books , the telling of this story is so vivid and the... More
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