When Captain Konrad Arflame rescues an old man on the ice, he little realizes that it will begin him on a journey to where he never thought he would go. The Earth is wrapped in a shell ice, and life is only given to those hard enough and tough enough to hold it. So, when the old man provides Arflame with an ice-schooner to captain, and a mission to find the fabled lost city of New York, he embraces it as a chance to redeem himself and strengthen his slowly eroding faith. But, along the way, Captain Arflame finds out more than he likes about himself and his world...much more.
I must say that I really enjoyed this book. The author, a giant in the sci-fi genre, did a great job of creating a very interesting setting, and then peopling it with very interesting characters. I liked the ice-ships with their ski-like runners, the fierce land whales, and the underground/under-ice cities. And, I thought found the characters to all be quite interesting.
So, if you are interested in a great story set in a unique setting, then I highly recommend Ice Schooner by Michael Moorcock. It’s well worth your reading time.