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Darkness Descending

Darkness Descending

An astonishing true story of mountaineering survival

On 5 January 2003, former Special Forces soldier Ken Jones was caught in a devastating avalanche as he climbed in the frozen wilderness of Romania’s Transylvanian Alps. Flung from a cliff, he regained consciousness to find himself shrouded in darkness, separated from his supplies, suffering from overexposure in the sub zero-temperatures and in horrendous pain from a broken leg and shattered pelvis. Heavily frostbitten and bleeding internally, Ken dragged himself to safety over three agonizing days only to discover that his true ordeal had yet to begin.

His account of life saving surgery and his battle to walk again is a classic tale of triumph over adversity and what it means to never give up. Heart stopping and inspiring to the very last page, Ken Jones’s story of endurance and survival is an unforgettable testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Genre: Biography & True Stories

On Sale: 6th November 2014

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781782066026

Reviews

'Gripping' Daily Telegraph.
Daily Telegraph
'Battered by two avalanches, lost and suffering injuries that should have killed him, it became the defining challenge of his life. Ten years on, still haunted by the experience, he has written a gripping new book about his terrifying fight for survival' Mail on Sunday.
Mail on Sunday
'Riveting. Knife-edge suspenseful. Uplifting beyond measure. Takes the spirit of Special Forces soldiering to new levels - showing how those who dare can survive the seemingly unsurvivable in one of the toughest environments on earth' Damien Lewis.
Damien Lewis