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The Ice Child shifts back and forth in time between the doomed Franklin expedition to find a Northwest Passage and the life of a modern day writer who falls in love with a man obsessed with finding the traces of the Franklin expedition, then has a baby who can only be saved by a bone marrow transplant from the man s son who has carried on the father s obsession and is himself lost in the arctic Oh and there s a polar bear who also travels in the arctic with her cub.As you might imagine, who exa The Ice Child shifts back and forth in time between the doomed Franklin expedition to find a Northwest Passage and the life of a modern day writer who falls in love with a man obsessed with finding the traces of the Franklin expedition, then has a baby who can only be saved by a bone marrow transplant from the man s son who has carried on the father s obsession and is himself lost in the arctic Oh and there s a polar bear who also travels in the arctic with her cub.As you might imagine, who exactly qualifies as the title s ice child is completely ambiguous and could be any of the characters ranging from the estranged son to the sick child to the writer herself to her husband s ex wife to the doomed ship s boy back in the 1800 s and, yes, even to the polar bear cub If the image weren t so heavy handedly forced down our throats, I might not have felt as though I myself was trudging through an arctic wilderness hoping for survival Ever since reading Dan Simmons The Terror I ve been intrigued by the Franklin Expedition, so anytime I run across a book that gets anywhere near it, well, I m there And this book does a wonderful job of intertwining the Expedition, and those who lost their lives there, with those who spend their lives trying to unlock the secret of their fate At the same time, both those in the past and those in the present are brought brilliantly to life.Meticulously researched, it s almost as if you re ther Ever since reading Dan Simmons The Terror I ve been intrigued by the Franklin Expedition, so anytime I run across a book that gets anywhere near it, well, I m there And this book does a wonderful job of intertwining the Expedition, and those who lost their lives there, with those who spend their lives trying to unlock the secret of their fate At the same time, both those in the past and those in the present are brought brilliantly to life.Meticulously researched, it s almost as if you re there with Franklin, his second in command, Crozier, Augustus Peterman, a young boy aboard the Terror, and the rest of the crews of the two doomed ships.And the Ice Child You re never told outright, but you have the choice of Sam, John, Augustus, or even the polar bear cub whose life is also intertwined with that of the Marshalls Actually, he gets my vote.The book gets my highest accolade I plan on keeping it, because I know it s one I ll want to return to again and again I read this book for the first time over 15 years ago The feelings I had about this book stayed with me all these years The stories haunted me I was lucky enough to find a hardcover copy at a second hand bookstore, so I enjoyed it all over again.There are dual stories, one in present day and one about the doomed Franklin expedition in 1845 The Franklin expedition is told from the view point of the men on the ships and particularly from the viewpoint of a teenage boy on board the Terror I co I read this book for the first time over 15 years ago The feelings I had about this book stayed with me all these years The stories haunted me I was lucky enough to find a hardcover copy at a second hand bookstore, so I enjoyed it all over again.There are dual stories, one in present day and one about the doomed Franklin expedition in 1845 The Franklin expedition is told from the view point of the men on the ships and particularly from the viewpoint of a teenage boy on board the Terror I could feel the cold, the wind, the panic that the crew experienced on their doomed journey.The story that took place in present day was heart wrenching as well I don t want to give too many details Just know that this book will stay with you and haunt you long after you re done reading it A fast moving, dual time frame novel, which alternates beween an Antarctic exploration expedition, and the present day dilemna of one of the protagonists who must contact one of the academics concerned with researching the expedition as a matter of life or death.The novel really wins as it is graphic and poetic in the way it dealas with the hostile and barren landscape and also in describing the depths of despair and anguish suffered by so many of the characters for one reason or another I must A fast moving, dual time frame novel, which alternates beween an Antarctic exploration expedition, and the present day dilemna of one of the protagonists who must contact one of the academics concerned with researching the expedition as a matter of life or death.The novel really wins as it is graphic and poetic in the way it dealas with the hostile and barren landscape and also in describing the depths of despair and anguish suffered by so many of the characters for one reason or another I must admit to thoroughly enjoying the scenes which covered the time of the original expedition We see the expedition through varying eyes, and there is a huge amouunt of information and details about the hardships they suffered Full marks to McGregor for her rigorous research.The conclusion was virtually inevitaoble but it all tied together very satisfactorily,bringing together the various disparate threads, in a heart stopping conclusion What a fascinating book At first, I couldn t tell what it was comedy, drama, suspense but the stories at least three that I can identify are interwoven beautifully and I fall in love with each story as a new chapter begins It tells the story of an arctic expedition it the 1800 s, a modern day, love story and several others interwoven throughput I highly recommend it. I have always been fascinated by the John Franklin Exhibition to find the Northwest Passage since reading Dan Simmons book The Terror I picked up this book because it was also about someone obsessed with the ships and the men of that exhibition Elizabeth McGregor paints a beautiful story of two children suffering through impossible circumstances one aboard the Terror and one set in today s time It was a beautifully written story and one I will read again If you like history and stories o I have always been fascinated by the John Franklin Exhibition to find the Northwest Passage since reading Dan Simmons book The Terror I picked up this book because it was also about someone obsessed with the ships and the men of that exhibition Elizabeth McGregor paints a beautiful story of two children suffering through impossible circumstances one aboard the Terror and one set in today s time It was a beautifully written story and one I will read again If you like history and stories of beating impossible odds this book is for you A flawless must read It s like having 3 Stories In one that intermingle nicely Travel through time go on a journey full of unknowns If you like winter, travel, family, exploring, or need a vacation from a busy sched this book is your destination A flawless must read It s like having 3 Stories In one that intermingle nicely Travel through time go on a journey full of unknowns If you like winter, travel, family, exploring, or need a vacation from a busy sched this book is your destination As a history buff, I really enjoyed the story line of the ill fated ships trying to find their way through ice and unbelievable conditions in the Arctic Picked this up at a book sale, and didn t really know what it was turns out, the chapters based on the true Franklin expedition are fascinating, so much so that I googled it and now want to readof the true story of what happened to the ships and their crew This was written in 2001 anddiscoveries have been made, as recently as 20 As a history buff, I really enjoyed the story line of the ill fated ships trying to find their way through ice and unbelievable conditions in the Arctic Picked this up at a book sale, and didn t really know what it was turns out, the chapters based on the true Franklin expedition are fascinating, so much so that I googled it and now want to readof the true story of what happened to the ships and their crew This was written in 2001 anddiscoveries have been made, as recently as 2014 She is a good writer, but the additional story line was sappy and a bit contrived McGregor kept me on the edge of my seat with the fictionalized account of the captain and crew it really shows her writing talents I m glad I read it for no other reason that now I m excited to learnabout the Franklin expedition (Read Ebook) ⚣ The Ice Child · Takes readers on an epic journey into the heart of the Arctic and into one of history s most fascinating mysteries to tell a breathtaking story of faith, courage, and a mother s indomitable loveIn The Ice Child, Elizabeth McGregor takes readers on an epic journey into the heart of the Arctic and into one of history s most fascinating mysteries to tell a breathtaking story of faith, courage, and a mother s indomitable love When Jo Harper falls in love with maverick archaeologist Doug Marshall, she also falls into Doug s obsession the disappearance of the Franklin Expedition In , Sir John Franklin and his crew sailed two ships to the Arctic and were never seen again Doug has spent his career in search of what happened to them, sacrificing his first marriage and his relationship with his son, John, along the way But as he and Jo plan their future together, a shocking accident forever changes their lives Devastated by the accident, John goes into self imposed hiding Desperate to find John, Jo soon learns that his fate is curiously tied to the Franklin Expedition Haunted by Franklin and his own past, John has ventured into the ice floes of the Arctic in search of answers to what happened to Franklin s crew and to his own life Unbeknownst to him, a frantic search is on, not only to save his life, but the life of another he doesn t know is in jeopardy This book is full of surprises Three storylines in three different places with one story 100 years earlier all following a similar path, but the ending is so unpredictable I love history and animals, so this really interested in me in both areas I really felt apart of the stories, especially the polar bear and the young teenager on the Franklin expedition Just when you are sad, afraid you know where this story is going so you want to put it down but don t.