The North is an untamed and harsh country, offering few rewards and promising nothing but constant hardship. It is ruled by the winter, populated by scattered outposts, reclusive native tribes and the half-starved strays known as the Maguraq. The White Land is truly the last frontier.
Under the flag of the United Territories, thousands travel north, seeking their own manifest destiny in the land of the midnight sun. It is an age of exploration: people come to test themselves against the wild land and chart the vast snowbound wastes. It is also an age of industry: whaling and fishing are a lucrative business and diamonds, copper and gold are waiting in the frozen ground, ripe for the taking.
In this cruel place, one organization comes into being with the noble goal of exploration, rescue and aid for all: the Nordguard. Responsible for cutting trails, carrying the mail and recovering lost travelers, their dangerous job is never done.
In the late autumn of 1903, a distress call from one of the northern mines has come over the wire. The nearest seaports are frozen solid with the early winter and a rescue attempt must be made by land. Pi and her team–the best the Nordguard has to offer–are called in to make the risky run to the Tartok Mine.
It is no routine mission, however. Unknowingly, the team races towards a danger they could never have imagined, and ever closer to a betrayal from friend and foe alike. Tartok Mine holds a dark secret: something ancient and terrible pulled from the icy earth. Many will die in an effort to claim it, and many more will fall trying to destroy it. Pi and her team find themselves caught in the middle, struggling only to escape.
Traveling in the company of an arrogant military officer and a green field surgeon, pursued by relentless hunters and trapped between the jaws of a much larger conspiracy, the team’s survival rides on very thin ice.
Across Thin Ice is the first of the Nordguard books, released the summer of 2011. The book is available either online from Sofawolf Press (in both soft and hard cover), Amazon.com, or at your local comic retailer!
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