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By Cameron Macauley,Robie Macauley

In 1916 Melchior von Fuchsheim has survived twenty months within the trenches of the Western entrance whilst he's unexpectedly and mysteriously transferred to a distant outpost excessive within the Austrian Alps. There the Austrians face the Italians in a global of mountaintops, crevasses and howling blizzards. Melchior is urged to start paintings on garage chambers to be hollowed out of the ice at the fringe of the glacier. A crystallographer through education, Melchior makes a decision that a complete fort will be equipped lower than the ice, to guard the Austrian troops from the fierce climate in addition to from Italian snipers and artillery.

But development the Eisfestung, the ice fort, consists of nice own dangers and widespread conflicts along with his superiors, who've their very own rules approximately the right way to continue, and Melchior reveals himself suffering to safeguard the Jewish conscripts lower than his command. within the procedure, Melchior explores an international "in caves of natural crystal ice, a few of them grander and extra appealing than any cathedral on the earth. A conflict so unusual that one by no means believed it; one lived it yet couldn't turn out it existed. Unearthly good looks, just like the middle of a diamond obvious via a microscope, mingled with arctic dying in each moment."

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