The terror: a novel
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New York : Back Bay Books, 2018.
ISBN:
0316486094, 9780316486095
Lexile measure:
1290L
Status:
2nd Floor- Adult Books
FIC SIMMONS D.
Description
The "masterfully chilling" novel that inspired the hit AMC series (Entertainment Weekly). 

The men on board the HMS Terror ' part of the 1845 Franklin Expedition, the first steam-powered vessels ever to search for the legendary Northwest Passage ' are entering a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, stranded in a nightmarish landscape of encroaching ice and darkness. Endlessly cold, they struggle to survive with poisonous rations, a dwindling coal supply, and ships buckling in the grip of crushing ice. But their real enemy is even more terrifying. There is something out there in the frigid darkness: an unseen predator stalking their ship, a monstrous terror clawing to get in.

'the best and most unusual historical novel I have read in years.' 'Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe
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Physical Desc:
771 pages, 2 leaves of plates : maps ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
1290

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Originally published in 2007.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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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 the grip of the frozen ocean. The real threat is whatever is out in the frigid darkness, stalking their ship, snatching and brutally killing their fellow seamen. Captain Crozier, who has taken over the expedition after the death of its original leader, Sir John Franklin, draws equally on his strengths as a mariner and on the mystical beliefs of the Eskimo woman he's rescued as he sets a course on foot out of the Arctic and away from the insatiable beast. But every day the dwindling crew becomes more deranged and mutinous, until even Crozier begins to fear there may be no escape from an ever-more-inconceivable nightmare.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Simmons, D. (2018). The terror: a novel. New York: Back Bay Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Simmons, Dan, 1948-. 2018. The Terror: A Novel. New York: Back Bay Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Simmons, Dan, 1948-, The Terror: A Novel. New York: Back Bay Books, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Simmons, Dan. The Terror: A Novel. New York: Back Bay Books, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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