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The Fearsome Island

The Fearsome Island by Albert Kinross
By: (1870-1929)

Albert Kinross's novel The Fearsome Island is a gripping tale of survival and resilience in the face of unimaginable danger. Set on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, the story follows a group of shipwrecked individuals who must band together to stay alive in a hostile environment.

The author's vivid descriptions bring the island to life, painting a vivid picture of its rugged terrain and treacherous inhabitants. The characters are well-developed and relatable, each facing their own struggles and demons as they fight to survive. Kinross does an excellent job of creating tension and suspense, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as the group faces one harrowing challenge after another.

Overall, The Fearsome Island is a thrilling and thought-provoking read that will keep you turning the pages long into the night. Kinross's expert storytelling and attention to detail make this a standout novel in the survival genre. Highly recommended for fans of adventure and suspense.

Book Description:
No ordinary sailor's tale, this. Based allegedly on the real experiences of Silas Fordred, Master Mariner of Hythe, this is a story of shipwreck on an uncharted island and his supernatural adventures there with a witch, a hairy man, and various devilish devices and traps. The author, Kinross, adds an appendix purporting to explain the marvels which Fordred encountered.

Kinross claims to have stolen the sailor's original account from Hythe Town Hall while helping the Town Clerk to sort newly discovered old papers. This is credible, as it is well-known that there were many such documents rescued from destruction in the late nineteenth century. The names of Fordred and his shipmate Snoad are also old-established Hythe families. However, even if Fordred's account is mentioned in the annals of Hythe Borough, it is impossible to know how much was invented by Kinross. "Believe or doubt!" the author says. Much as I would like to believe, I know which way I incline. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - December 17, 2014
Subject: the fearsome island
Robinson Crusoe meets the ghost of the mad bad professor extremely well read by Ruth
Reviewer: - October 19, 2013
Subject: Entertaining
Great story brought to life by an excellent reader. Thank you!

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