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An evocative and chilling tale of the high Arctic night,
This review is from: Dark Matter (Hardcover)
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I very much liked this book and would recommend it to both aficionados of ghost stories and of the Arctic region. Michelle Paver has been successful not only in creating credible characters (every one of whom happens to be male) but also in describing the beauty and unworldliness of Svalbard. We get a feeling for the landscape, the sled dogs, the trappers and the naivety of the class-obsessed English explorers. I don't want to spoil the plot but will just say that it is one where there is a well crafted build of tension. A perfect and compelling read for a long winter's night.
This is her first book for adults - but I would say it would also be suitable for older children who have been fans of her other books.