Your review for this bookReview <p><span><i>The Terror</i> is the name of a 2007 novel by American author Dan Simmons.</span><span> T</span><span>he novel is a fictionalized account of </span><a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin%27s_lost_expedition" title="Franklin's lost expedition">Captain
Sir John Franklin's lost expedition</a><span> of </span><a
title="HMS Erebus (1826)">HMS
<i>Erebus</i></a><span> and </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Terror_(1813)"
title="HMS Terror (1813)">HMS<i>Terror</i></a><span> to the </span><a
title="Arctic">Arctic</a><span> to force the </span><a
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Passage" title="Northwest Passage">Northwest
Passage</a><span> in 1845 - 1848. In the novel, while Franklin and his crew are plagued by starvation and scurvy and forced to contend with mutiny and cannibalism, they are stalked across the bleak Arctic landscape by a monster.</span>
</p><p>The characters featured in <i>The Terror</i> are almost all actual members of Franklin's crew, whose unexplained
disappearance has warranted a great deal of speculation. The main characters in the novel include Sir John Franklin,
commander of the expedition and captain of <i>Erebus</i>, Captain <a
title="Francis Crozier">Francis Crozier</a>,
captain of <i>Terror</i>, Dr <a class="new"
title="Harry D.S Goodsir (page does not exist)">Harry D.S Goodsir</a>, and Captain
title="James Fitzjames (page does not exist)">James Fitzjames</a>.</p><p>In the final chapters of the book,
Simmons explores and uses various aspects of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo" title="Eskimo">Eskimo</a>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythology" title="Mythology">mythology</a> to explain the existence
of the monster (called the <i>Tuunbaq</i>) as a mythological creature made flesh, as well as its reasons for
stalking and preying on the men of the Franklin Expedition.</p><p><i>The Terror</i> was nominated for the British
Fantasy Award in 2008.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/></p><span>Text is available under the <a rel="license"
Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License</a>; additional terms may apply. See <a