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Under a Pole Star por Stef Penney
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Under a Pole Star (edição 2017)

por Stef Penney (Autor)

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"Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve, and fell in love with the land and people of the far north. In 1889, the whaler's daughter from Dundee - dubbed by the press 'The Snow Queen' - sets out to become a scientist and explorer. She struggles to be taken seriously but determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition, despite the many who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world of men. Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition, led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. Jakob and Flora's paths cross. It is a fateful meeting. All three become obsessed with the north, a place where violent extremes exist side by side: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; warring egos and consuming passion; nobility and lies. Armitage's ruthless desire to be the true hero of polar discovery takes him and his men on a mission whose tragic outcome will reverberate for years to come. Set against the stark, timeless beauty of northern Greenland, and fin-de-siècle New York and London, this is a compelling look at the dark side of the 'golden age' of exploration, a study of the corrosive power of ambition, and an epic, incendiary love story. It shows that sometimes you have to travel to the furthest edge of the world in order to find your true place in it."--Back cover.… (mais)
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Título:Under a Pole Star
Autores:Stef Penney (Autor)
Informação:Quercus (2017), Edition: First Edition, 608 pages
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Excellent. ( )
  adrianburke | Dec 24, 2020 |
Too much romance, not enough adventure! ( )
  neal_ | Apr 10, 2020 |
I was instantly intrigued by the cover and the blurb of the book when I first saw it on NetGalley and I was thrilled to get a chance to read it. However, I had some serious problem with the story. 2 times during the book was a very tempted to give up the book. First, at around 30% and then around 60%. But, I felt that I had gotten so far that I wanted to finish the book and I wanted to know the ending.

Now, the book isn't all bad. There were moments in the story I liked. But, after the intriguing intro, did the book lose some flow and for 30% it was just an introduction to the two main characters, Flora and Jacob. And, it's a thick book 608 page long and 30% of that felt a bit too much for just reading about people growing up. It got a bit better when the Flora and Jacob finally met during two separate expeditions. However, I could never really get into their great romance and the book felt way too long.

I did like reading about the expeditions, the will to find new land and the life of the Inuits. I think I would have preferred reading the book if it had focused more on the exploration of Arctic than Flora and Jacob life and tribulations. I did find Flora's life interesting to read as a woman in a man's world. It was just that sometimes it got a bit dull and I didn't find Jacob's life as interesting. Sometimes the story felt like it just went on and one. A bit too wordy for my taste.

I want to thank Quercus Books for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review! To be reviewed! ( )
  MaraBlaise | May 19, 2019 |
Als ihre Mutter stirb, ist Nora gerade mal 12 Jahre alt. Ihr Vater arbeitet auf einem Walfänger in der Arktis. Da Nora in dem Alter noch nicht alleine bleiben kann, nimmt er sie kurzerhand mit auf Fahrt. Nora gefällt es auf dem Schiff und sie ist von der Arktis fasziniert, daher steht für sie schnell fest, dass sie Polarforscherin werden will. Doch das ist Ende des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts ein unmögliches Ansinnen. Doch sie kämpft sich durch und gibt nicht auf. Der Zufall führt sie doch noch auf ein Expeditionsschiff. Im ewigen Eis begegnet sie Jakob, der zu einer konkurrierenden Forschergruppe gehört. Sie verlieben sich ineinander. Wird ihre Liebe Bestand haben? Und wird sie alles aufs Spiel setzen, wofür sie so hart gekämpft hat?
Die Arktis hat mich schon immer fasziniert und daher hat mich dieses Buch gleich angesprochen. Ich konnte Noras Begeisterung für diese ungewöhnliche Natur, die so schön, aber auch gefährlich ist, gut nachvollziehen. Sie ist durch die Umstände in diese Gegend gebracht worden und hat gleich gewusst, dass es ihre Bestimmung ist, dort zu forschen. Ich bewundere, wie sie sich trotz aller Widrigkeiten ihrem Traum Schritt für Schritt genähert hat. Aber auch Jakob ist ein sehr sympathischer Mann.
Das Buch ist sehr angenehm zu lesen und die Geschichte Noras ist fesselnd und spannend. Gut hat mir gefallen, dass es mehrere Begegnungen gibt, bis sich Nora und Jakob über ihre Gefühle im Klaren werden. Aber spannend ist es auch, zu erleben wie die Expeditionen ins Eis verlaufen und die Forschungen unter diesen schwierigen Umständen verlaufen. Das ist alles sehr realistisch wiedergegeben.
Ich bin von diesem Buch begeistert, das die sehr emotionale Liebesgeschichte mit großem Abenteuer verbindet und zeigt, was starke Frauen bewegen können.
Ein wunderbares Buch, das ich nur empfehlen kann. ( )
  buecherwurm1310 | Oct 29, 2018 |
I found this an interesting novel, although I enjoyed it less than her previous Tenderness of Wolves, at least partly due to the length and rambling nature of the novel. Flora is the main character. She first goes north with her father and loves it and makes every effort to return. She meets Jakob de Beyn on her first visit leading an expedition. There is no shortage of passion and sex in this novel as well as vividly described landscapes and weather. The action occasionally moves forward from the end of the 19th century to 1948 when we meet Flora again as an elderly woman. Secrets she has kept to herself for many years are gradually revealed. The desire to explore and the competitiveness of different expeditions were interesting and the life of the people of Greenland was touched upon with some sensitivity. ( )
  CarolKub | Aug 27, 2018 |
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"Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve, and fell in love with the land and people of the far north. In 1889, the whaler's daughter from Dundee - dubbed by the press 'The Snow Queen' - sets out to become a scientist and explorer. She struggles to be taken seriously but determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition, despite the many who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world of men. Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition, led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. Jakob and Flora's paths cross. It is a fateful meeting. All three become obsessed with the north, a place where violent extremes exist side by side: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; warring egos and consuming passion; nobility and lies. Armitage's ruthless desire to be the true hero of polar discovery takes him and his men on a mission whose tragic outcome will reverberate for years to come. Set against the stark, timeless beauty of northern Greenland, and fin-de-siècle New York and London, this is a compelling look at the dark side of the 'golden age' of exploration, a study of the corrosive power of ambition, and an epic, incendiary love story. It shows that sometimes you have to travel to the furthest edge of the world in order to find your true place in it."--Back cover.

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