THE ULTIMA THULE
978-960-2272-5 416 pages
the shiny Greek Cyclades to the frowning, but magical Venice.
And from there to the end of the world. A historic novel and
at the same time a travel adventure. In the middle of 17th
century, Greek navigators with primitive means explore
unfamiliar seas and confront fearful conditions. From North
Pole ices to the weird storms of the Atlantic. And from the
unexplored seas of Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland to the
dangerous passes of North Pacific and British Columbia. George
Leonardos travels us, not only through history’s
pathways, but he takes us with him, with a quick and at the
same time exiting way to the most inaccessible and dangerous
parts of earth. From the Ultima Thule, which inspired the
classical antiquity but it was also used as a secrete symbol
by the Nazis, up to the most difficult sea ways of the big
oceans, like the mythical channel Anian and the Strait of the
Greek Ioannis Fokas or Juan de Fouka.
travel together with the heroes of the book into a seductive
adventure, which will be engraved in the reader’s
historic novel and at the same time a charming and seductive
narration for the funs of trips and Explorations, but even for
those who would like to know the religious beliefs and
cosmogony theories of the People in the 15th century.