Now a breathtaking 10-part television series from Ridley Scott's production company, Scott Free, and AMC - the studio behind 'Breaking Bad' and 'The Walking Dead', Dan Simmon's devastating historical adventure The Terror - based on the true story of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition - has chilled and thriller readers the world over . . .
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 . . .
About the Author
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.
"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 *