During the winter of 1922, the Exploration Vessel RAVEN became trapped in the Antarctic icepack, entombing twenty-eight men aboard it through the dark polar night.
Into White Silence tells their story - a story of a lost past, of a tragic future, of ice, ambition and madness. It captures the terrible, fascinating beauty of Antarctica, both as it was then and as it is today, and is a journey into the mind of every person who has ever set foot upon those ice-bound shores.
Sketch: Plans of the Raven
Anthony travelled to Antarctica in December 2005 after being granted an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship through the Australian Antarctic Division. Into White Silence is the result of that trip, and was published with Woolshed Press in 2008.
"Brilliant, creepy, chilling, and I wish I'd written it." - James Roy
Shortlisted, Book of the Year for Older Readers, Children's Book Council of Australia 2009
"An extraordinary tale… moves majestically, convinces as it does so... a page turner" - Viewpoint
"Into White Silence is a compelling study of the stark cruelty of the polar landscape and its effect on the men who dare to challenge it. A terrible but fascinating story. A dark tale of white ice. Recommended to all." - The Reading Stack