One hell of a survival story, with elements of Native American spiritualism thrown in. Dan Simmons will make you feel cold like you have never felt it before.
I'm giving this 4 stars because the ending just didn't quite sit well with me. Crozier was my favorite character and I am very happy that the author allowed him to survive to find love and a new life with the Inuit people, but I found the super natural element on the bizarre side, "would a normal person really be willing to have their tongue bitten off by a mythical monster?"
Over all a great read.