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The Ice King Michael Scot

The Ice King - Michael Scot

Sevenoaks: New English Library, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.

From the cover: “When a team of archaeologists led by Professor Halfdan Hansen uncovers the remains of a thousand-year-old Viking ship in a Yorkshire river estuary, they have no idea of the eerie chain of vengeance that is to follow. A brutal attack on the dig’s nightwatchman and the bizarre death of a guard dog are only the first in a series of killings which terrorise the fishing village of Saitheby. But who is responsible? Is it treasure hunters, or fishermen angered by the dig? Or is the menace really among the excavation team? There is Hansen himself, enigmatic, intense, withdrawn; Jess Thorne, his mistress, fiercely independent and a natural fighter; Tom Latimer, war-hardened newsman; and Jay Colby, the fanatical, handsome young American with a murky past and sinister friends. Giles Ridley, CID chief of what was once a quiet area, finds that his investigations only lead him deeper into pure nightmare. Clouds are gathering over Saitheby, and while unseasonal snow begins to fall the attacks increase, until Ridley and his friends are forced to accept that they face an enemy totally outside their experience. As the town is cut off a computer becomes their unlikely ally, delving into the past to uncover the dark origins of the little town. But in the end it is Hal Hansen who finds the key to the mystery, and a strange counterpart, when in a fantastic battle of body and spirit he comes face to face with Raven, the Ice King himself.”

Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 252 pages.
The Ice King Michael Scot