The Terror

The Terror : the novel that inspired the chilling BBC series

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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.'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 944 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 127mm | 629g
  • Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 9780857503916
  • 72,969

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A revelation. Dan Simmons is a giant among novelists
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Simmons has created a chilling supernatural novel . . . the horrific trials of their impending icy deaths are vividly brought to life * DAILY EXPRESS * 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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About Dan Simmons

Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Word Fantasy awards, DAN SIMMONS is the author of a number of acclaimed and bestselling novels across a range of genres - from suspense and science fiction to fantasy, horror and the supernatural. These include The Song of Kali, Darwin's Blade, Hyperion, Ilium, Olympos and The Terror, Drood, Black Hills and The Abominable. He lives in Colorado.
His website is www.dansimmons.com
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52,018 ratings
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4 37% (19,139)
3 17% (8,697)
2 5% (2,782)
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