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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A+++ horror thriller!!!

Get out your credit card or make haste to your nearest library and get this book! It grabs you on the first page and doesn't let loose of you until the end. Where a lot of thrillers with adventure as a key element are written to appeal mainly to a male audience, Masel...
Get out your credit card or make haste to your nearest library and get this book! It grabs you on the first page and doesn't let loose of you until the end. Where a lot of thrillers with adventure as a key element are written to appeal mainly to a male audience, Masello's thriller will capture just as many women. There's adventure in an exotic and hostile environment, non-stop suspense, supernatural horror, riveting historical fiction, and even some romance. If you enjoyed the movie "The Thing" or the novel "The Ruins" by Scott Smith, or you like novels that take place in the Arctic or Antarctica, you'll love this one.

posted by isislibrarian on April 14, 2009

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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After reading about halfway I was convinced it was another Clive Cussler shlock piece. Then the ice melted and I found it had thawed into another cold hearted vampire Cirque du Freak shlock piece.

When will someone drive a stake through the heart of this stuff and we...
After reading about halfway I was convinced it was another Clive Cussler shlock piece. Then the ice melted and I found it had thawed into another cold hearted vampire Cirque du Freak shlock piece.

When will someone drive a stake through the heart of this stuff and we get on to more engaging novels. One or two Vamp novels a year are more than enough. But when writers need $$$ they turn to Drac dreck.

I suppose readers are turned on by going through these things hunting for something new.

posted by limnerDM on September 27, 2011

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  • Posted June 16, 2009

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    enjoyable

    "Blood And Ice" by Robert Masello is two stories, the first the love story of a doomed Victorian couple from two hundred years ago and the other, a scientific expedition to the South Pole. One journalist Michael Wilde finds the frozen bodies of the couple chained together in the ice, the adventure begins. But when the ice melts and they become alive again, terror takes over. This isn't really a horror story and I wasn't sitting on the edge of my seat. But the story unfolds nicely to keep one's interest in what would happen next. It was an enjoyable weekend read.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    Romantic Thriller Crosses History and Time

    I loved "Blood and Ice." The imaginative storylne was original, absorbing, dramatic and thrilling. What happens to Sinclair and Eleanor 150 years ago affects the lives of those stationed at a modern-day research station in the Antarctic. One of those deeply involved is journalist Michael Wilde. Masello's well written and fast-paced story combines horror, sci-fi, adventure and romance into a delicious book you will not be able to put down. I deeply cared about what happened to Sinclair, Eleanor and Michael, as well as those assigned at the South Pole. I enjoyed reading about the Crimean War. Highly recommended.

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  • Posted April 25, 2009

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    Outlander Meets the Thing

    This book had a lot of elements that reminded me both of Diana Gabadoon's Outlander series and the John Carpenter movie The Thing. The book starts with a British couple on-board a ship near the South Pole sometime during the 1800's. The woman (Eleanor) is sick and the man (Sinclair) is secretly trying to aid her with some mysterious wine bottles. When the crew finds out about the bottles they raise up against the couple. They are chained together and tossed overboard into the icy polar waters.

    The book then picks up in the present time with a photographer (Michael) sent on assignment to a remote base in the Antarctic. He first has to make peace with his own family as his wife is in a coma and her parents blame him for his wife's condition.

    Michael ends up in the base in the Antarctic and has to deal with extreme weather and living conditions while he works on a magazine story dealing with the scientific research on the base. One of the things he does is to accompany some scientist on a dive under the ice. While underwater Michael stumbles upon a woman with a chain around her frozen into the ice (can we say Eleanor and Sinclair?).

    As the story progresses we learn Eleanor and Sinclair's story as she was a nurse and he was a military officer who fought in the Crimean War. Little by little the reader starts to understand more what was in the bottles and why the couple was thrown overboard.

    As other readers have pointed out, to tell too much of the story would ruin it with too many spoilers. Michael is a deep character with his own internal demons because of what happened to his wife and Eleanor and Sinclair have a very interesting tale of how they met and what later happened to them.

    I liked this book and finished rather fast and the ending does leave things possible for a sequel so if the author has one in mind, I will be game.

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