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Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2018
I thought this was absolutely fascinating; coupled with the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror both being found; maybe we will find out some of the real truth about what happened to Sir John Franklin's doomed Northwest Passage mission. I think it is a great job of historical fiction; the author obviously did research his topic very well as the existing ship's manifests show. I liked learning about the Netsilik Intuit folklore along with the Tuunbaq; and found it absolutely fascinating and terrifying at the same time. I knew scurvy was bad; but reading Dr. Goodsir's journal and diaries took this to a whole new dimension. The men on these ships were obviously very intelligent and competent at their crafts; but had no idea what awaited them in their attempt to make history. Also, the two ships had been triumphant in the Antarctic; so I think there could have been some hubris amongst the crew as suggested in the story. A fantastic read; I am planning on reading the references in their entirety. But, be warned; this book is terrifying - the HMS Terror as aptly named.
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