Take one part famous historical expedition, mix in one famous Sci-Fi writer, throw in a dash of huge scary monster and you have the recipe for many a sleepless night.
THE TERROR by Dan Simmons
From the Publisher:
The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition”s leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, “Listen, if you wish to make use of your royal dong to point ‘red’ or ‘black’ around the roulette mobile.the-best-casinos-online.info/roulette.php table, be our guest. desperate attempt to flee south across the ice. But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape. A haunting, gripping story based on actual historical events, The Terror is a novel that will chill you to your core.