BOOKS

Strindberg’s Star

Jan Wallentin

RRP: £7.99

4 July 2013

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781848879898

RRP: £12.99

1 June 2012

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781848879874

RRP: £4.99

1 June 2012

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9780857896803

China, 1895
In the shifting sands of the Taklimakan Desert, a new Pompeii has come to light and, with it, two remarkable artefacts – a metal ankh and star, covered in strange inscriptions.

The Arctic, 1897
A hydrogen balloon is readied for a polar voyage. Publicly, it is a patriotic attempt to put Sweden in the lead of the race to the North Pole. Privately, the three men on board are committed to another, much more dangerous mission…

Sweden, 2011
260 meters under the earth, in a long-flooded mineshaft, a diver’s torchbeam plays over a corpse with a fist-sized hole in its forehead. Skeletal fingers clutch a metal amulet. It is the key to the annals of a secret history so deeply buried that the few who knew of it thought it lost forever. Until now…

REVIEWS

A blockbuster debut... Strindberg's Star is a sensational globe-spanning thrill ride
Daily Express

With elements of Jules Verne-style adventure and Stieg Larsson edginess, Strindberg's Star gathers pace rapidly and ratchets up the tension... The combination of intrigue, action and accurate detail form an engrossing first novel
Irish Examiner

a sensational globe-spanning thrill ride of a novel... the combination of intrigue, action and accurate detail forms an engrossing first novel
Express