A vast figure loomed above the ice walls. It was made, doubt, only of cloud or whirling sw, but it was an immense manlike thing, cast hugely against the sky. Its head stared down at them blindly, but one great arm seemed to beckon, urging the Chloe onwards. And from the depths of the gulf ahead the terrible whistling rose again. Dow Amber has set sail at last upon the battleship Chloe, but can an outsider and an enemy ever truly belong in the Ship Kings' world? All too soon, Dow finds himself entangled in rebellion and treachery, and embarked upon a desperate voyage to the frozen rth that will decide the future of the very empire. In the icy wastes Dow must take his fate in hand. Is he truly destined to be a mariner? Is the mysterious scapegoat girl Ignella a friend or a foe? And where will they each stand, when the long peace of the Four Isles threatens to shatter forever? The Voyage of the Unquiet Ice is the second adventure in Andrew McGahan's epic Ship Kings series.
Andrew McGahan's first novel, Praise, won The Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 1992. The White Earth won the 2004 Miles Franklin Literary Award. The Coming of the Whirlpool, book one in the Ship Kings series, was shortlisted for an Indie Award, an ABIA, an Aurealis Award, a Golden Inky and a 2012 CBC award.
Commended for Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) Awards: Christina Stead Award 2012.