Under a Pole Star By Stef Penney

Under a Pole Star By Stef Penney


under a pole star.jpg

This title will be released on November 3, 2016.

Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve. In 1889, the whaler’s daughter from Dundee – dubbed by the press ‘The Snow Queen’ – sets out to become a scientist and explorer. She struggles to be taken seriously but determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition, despite the many who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world of men.

Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition, led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. When Jakob and Flora’s paths cross, it is a fateful meeting.

All three become obsessed with the north, a place where violent extremes exist side by side: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; heroism and lies. Armitage’s ruthless desire to be the true leader of polar discovery takes him and his men on a mission whose tragic outcome will reverberate for years to come.

Set against the stark, timeless beauty of northern Greenland, and fin-de-siècle New York and London, Under a Pole Star is a compelling look at the dark side of the ‘golden age’ of exploration, a study of the corrosive power of ambition, and an epic, incendiary love story. It shows that sometimes you have to travel to the furthest edge of the world in order to find your true place in it.

My Thoughts:

I received an advanced copy of this book from lovereading for an honest review. When I saw this book I was intrigued to read it as it sounded interesting. The amount of research that must of gone into this book is outstanding. It is a big book and at times I did feel like it could of been condensed down a bit. It was awe inspiring to read about Flora and the era though. I would give Stef Penney’s books a go though.

If you would like to have a look at lovereading’s website, please click on the link below:

https://www.lovereading.co.uk/

If you would like to order your copy of this book, please click on the link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-Pole-Star-Stef-Penney

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s