New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of 

Cloud on Silver

Cloud on Silver

(1964)
(Sweeney's Island)
A novel by

 
A disparate group of Londoners are brought together by Sweeney, a mysteriously charismatic man of wealth, for a luxury cruise in the South Pacific - they know not why. Sailing far from the normal shipping routes, the ship weighs anchor just off an uninhabited tropical island. Whilst its passengers are ashore exploring, the ship catches fire and sinks beneath the waves.

With no means of communication with the outside world and no hope of rescue, passengers and crew must find a way to survive. In the scramble for power that ensues, the distinction between master and servant becomes meaningless as the more ruthless among them clamber to the top.

The inscrutable Sweeney, meanwhile, sits alone on a hillside. Coolly aloof, he watches the veneer of civilization disintegrate as his fellows fall prey to fear, desperation, barbarity ...

As for Silver Island itself, with its lush vegetation and exotic fruits, it had seemed like paradise. But as the days pass, a subtle sense of unease gains momentum, and the realisation gradually dawns that all is far from well in this tropical Eden.

 
Used availability for John Christopher's Cloud on Silver


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Paperback Editions

November 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Cloud on Silver
Author(s): John Christopher
ISBN: 0-9927686-6-7 / 978-0-9927686-6-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The SYLE Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Cloud on Silver
Author(s): John Christopher
Publisher: The SYLE Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



Search for