The Terror: A Novel (Mass Market)

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The bestselling novel, "a brilliant, massive combination of history and supernatural horror" (Stephen King), now a major TV series.

The men on board the HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. But what they don't expect is a monstrous predator lurking behind the Arctic ice. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a horrifying end, Captain Francis Crozier takes command, leading his surviving crewmen on a last desperate attempt to flee south across the ice.

But another winter is rapidly approaching, and with it, scurvy and starvation. Crozier and his men may find that there is no escaping the terror stalking them southward. And with the crushing cold and the fear of almost certain death at their backs, the most horrifying monster among them may be each other.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

"THE TERROR is both dazzling history and a sparkling chiller."—Caroline Leavitt, People

"The best and most unusual historical novel I have read in years."—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe

"THE TERROR is nothing less than a revelation. Dan Simmons is a giant among novelists, and I am in awe of his achievement."
Lincoln Child

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316008075
ISBN-10: 0316008079
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: January 1st, 2009
Pages: 992
Language: English