1842. Karina is stranded on Deception Island in the South Atlantic after
her husband, who is a whaling captain, is lost at sea. Her hope is that
her sister in Amsterdam will respond to her letter and send money for
her to travel to Amsterdam. But, as the days go by and no letter arrives,
Karina gets more and more desperate. So, she stows away on a British
THE ICE MAIDEN is a book about
love and wrath. It's a book that managed to have one of the most
surprising twists I've read in a long time. The twist makes it hard to
write about the book because I don't want to give anything away!
Karina is a woman that steps on the wrong ship that takes her the
opposite way that she wants. However, it also a trip that shows her the
beauty of Antarctica and she ends up falling in love with Joseph
Hooker, the ship's surgeon. This makes it sound like a typical love story,
but that's where it all ends. Very abruptly the story takes a drastic turn,
and Karina will soon find herself raging against all those that have done
her wrong. Also, since there is a paranormal angle is the story definitely
a bit unusual.
It's hard to write about THE ICE
MAIDEN because the story twists in such a way that I can't discuss
it without giving away most of the story in the second half of the book.
However, it's a very, very unusual story. I definitely recommend this
book if you like reading about explorations, or like unusual love stories
with some slight paranormal activities...
As she stows away on a ship bound for Antarctica, a young woman
uncovers a shocking betrayal.
1842. Stranded on Deception Island in the South Atlantic, her whaling
captain husband lost at sea, Karina is destitute and desperate.
Disguised as a cabin boy, she stows away on a British ship. But Karina
is about to get a nasty surprise.
As she grows closer to ship’s surgeon Joseph Hooker, Karina and the
rest of the crew find themselves pushed to the limits both physically
and emotionally as conditions worsen onboard. Engulfed in the
chillingly hostile Antarctic landscape, something extraordinary happens
– and Karina’s story becomes intertwined with some of the 20th
century’s bravest Polar explorers …