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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Clean Your Shelf Giveaway Hop: The Terror by Dan Simmons free copy


Winner is Judy! Congratulations!


I am cleaning out my books and I have up for grabs a copy of Dan Simmons The Terror. All you need to do is leave a comment with your contact information. Good luck!!




The men on board The HMS Terror - part of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin Expedition - are entering a second summer in the Arctic Circle without a thaw, stranded in a nightmarish landscape of ice and desolation. Endlessly cold, they struggle to survive with poisonous rations and a dwindling coal supply. 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.

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Hugo-winner Simmons (Olympos) brings the horrific trials and tribulations of arctic exploration vividly to life in this beautifully written historical, which injects a note of supernatural horror into the 1840s Franklin expedition and its doomed search for the Northwest Passage. Sir John Franklin, the leader of the expedition and captain of the Erebus, is an aging fool. Francis Crozier, his second in command and captain of the Terror, is a competent sailor, but embittered after years of seeing lesser men with better connections given preferment over him. With their two ships quickly trapped in pack ice, their voyage is a disaster from start to finish. Some men perish from disease, others from the cold, still others from botulism traced to tinned food purchased from the lowest bidder. Madness, mutiny and cannibalism follow. And then there's the monstrous creature from the ice, the thing like a polar bear but many times larger, possessed of a dark and vicious intelligence. This complex tale should find many devoted readers and add significantly to Simmons's already considerable reputation. (Jan.)
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28 comments:

  1. Sounds like an adventure. I had a great uncle (whom I never met) who went to the Antarctic with Admiral Byrd.

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  2. I would love to win this.
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  3. Could use a little bit of cool right now. Hot summer.

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  4. Sounds very suspenseful. I like historical fiction.

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  5. I have read several of Dan Simmon's books and have always enjoyed his books. This is a new one to me but I am sure it will also be great.

    Judy Cox
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  6. I love a good thriller/horror tale with beasties! Sounds perfect and I'd be thrilled to read this!

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  7. thanks for your giveaway

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  8. This sounds like a great, fun read! Expedition, survival and supernatural stuff--I'm in!

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  14. This has been on my to read list for a while!
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  16. This looks like an interesting read! I like the historical hook, and the atmosphere sounds just perfect for a fall read as the days are getting cooler!

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  23. This sounds great - I love that it has a bit of history as well.
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  27. This looks like something my dad and I could both read, like and discuss.

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