Dow opened his eyes to the dim light of the lower decks. A foot from his face was the curve of the inner hull; a moment later it was two feet away as his hammock swung on its moorings. There was the whisper of flowing water, and the ever-present background cacophony that was the Chloe under sail - the creaking of a hundred different timbers and, more distantly, the clatters and shouts (and snores) of six hundred men going about their work or slumbering in their off watches.
Six hundred men, that was, and one girl...
Dow Amber's been granted his heart's desire; he is aboard the Chloe bound for adventure in strange waters. But is the great ice albatross that appears to single him out a sign of a blessing or a curse? From the decaying splendour of the Twelfth Kingdom, to the bitter cold of the frozen North, will this be a voyage of great danger or great opportunity? And what of Nell, the scapegoat girl, is she an ally or an enemy?
The Voyage of the Unquiet Ice is the second adventure in Andrew McGahan's brilliant Ship Kings series.
This is the second book in the series after The Coming of the Whirlpool.