When journalist Michael Wilde is commissioned to write a feature about a remote research station deep in the frozen beauty of Antarctica he is prepared for some extraordinary sights. But on a diving expedition in the polar sea he comes across something so extraordinary to be almost unbelievable - a man and woman chained together, deep in the ice.
Troubled journalist Michael Wilde takes on a commission to write a feature about a remote research station deep in the frozen beauty of Antarctica. On a diving expedition in the polar sea he discovers two bodies encased in ice. The pair, a man and a woman chained together, their dress from the nineteenth century, are brought to the surface - along with a trunk containing a strange, but sinister, cargo.As the ice around them begins to thaw, the mystery of these time-bound lovers begins to unravel. Michael is gradually drawn into a horrific story that starts in the London barracks in the 1850s and leads to the bloody battlefields of the Crimea and the tragic Charge of the Light Brigade. Now, in the Antarctic wastes, the Cavalry officer and his lover are reawakened into a world where the midnight sun lasts for months, where there's nowhere to hide and no place left for the living to run...In this chilling supernatural thriller, spanning five continents and several centuries, Robert Masello weaves together an extraordinary tale of eternal life and undying love. Gripping and intensely moving, Blood and Ice will take its readers on an enthralling and unforgettable journey.
' This big, meaty, supernatural thriller...spans centuries and continents from Victorian England and the Crimean war to modern America and Antarctica... Gripping' Guardian When journalist Michael Wilde is commissioned to write a feature about a remote research station deep in the frozen beauty of Antarctica he is prepared for some extraordinary sights. But on a diving expedition in the polar sea he comes across something so extraordinary as to be almost unbelievable - a man and woman chained together, deep in the ice. The doomed lovers are brought to the surface but as the ice begins to thaw the scientists discover the unusual contents of the bottles buried beside the pair, and realise that they are all in terrible danger...
Robert Masello is an award-winning journalist, television writer, and the author of many previous books, most recently the supernatural thrillers Vigil (which appeared on the USA Today bestseller list) and Bestiary. His articles and essays have appeared often in such publications as the Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, People and Parade, and his non-fiction book, Robert's Rules of Writing, has become a staple in many college classrooms. His television credits include such popular shows as Charmed, Sliders and Early Edition. He lives in Santa Monica, CA.
[An] exceptional supernatural thriller...The thrills and, most decidedly, the chills mount to a believable, sad and hopeful ending. Fans of John Campbell's 'Who Goes There?'-the basis for the movie The Thing-will find much to like. Publishers Weekly This big, meaty, supernatural thriller spans centuries and continents from Victorian England and the Crimean War to modern Americaa and Antarctica. Gripping Guardian The ingredients of vampirism, doomed romance and Antarctic adventure are too seductive to resist. Masello has written a winner, destined for Hollywood -- Peter Millar The Times If H.G Wells, Stephenie Meyer and Michael Crichton co-wrote a novel, the result would be Blood and Ice USA Today A stunning thriller... Blood and Ice will chill you to the bone. Lisa Gardner, bestselling author of Say Goodbye
A stunning thriller... Blood and Ice will chill you to the bone.
Two lovers are thrown overboard in the Southern Ocean after fleeing war-torn Crimea. Gripping action-packed thriller set in Victorian London and modern day Antartica.
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