Into White Silence

iws new[1]Random House, 2008

  • Honour Book, CBCA Book of the Year Awards
  • Shortlisted: Queensland Premier’s Literary Award
  • Longlisted: State Library of Victoria Inky awards for Teenage Literature

In 1922 the polar exploration vessel Raven sailed from Hobart in the early hours of the morning, south into the icy embrace of the Antarctic Ocean. Neither she, nor the thirty-one men aboard her were ever seen again.

In 2005, during a visit to an Australian Antarctic station, a writer discovers a long-lost journal – the only surviving artefact and evidence of the fate of the Raven expedition. It is a discovery that will consume his life, and eat into his soul.

Into White Silence is the story of a collision between the past and the present, the folly of ambition, and the ghosts of the ice.

Eaton generates a compelling suspense from the human drama that led to the disaster… he captures with vividness and precision the beauty and terror of the Antarctic Landscape.” – The Melbourne Age