The Terror: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Jan 1, 2009 - Fiction - 992 pages
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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. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape. A haunting, gripping story based on actual historical events, The Terror is a novel that will chill you to your core.

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User Review  - DanielAlgara - LibraryThing

Great read. It did get slow at times. And I do have a problem when a novel has very few supernatural elements and then the ending is almost completely supernatural. Dan Simmons is a master of scene ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

On July 26, 1845, the Royal Navy ships Erebus and Terror, bound on yet another journey to discover the theoretical Northwest Passage, left two whaling vessels in Baffin Bay. These ships and the ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Dan Simmons is a recipient of a Hugo Award and the author of critically acclaimed suspense and science fiction novels. He makes his home in Colorado.

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