(From the publisher):
Craving adventure, Hippolyte Webb, quixotic spirit, modern-day explorer, and natural historian, sets his sights on the Auroras, a group of tiny islands in the middle of the South Atlantic. His destination wouldn't be so unusual, except that these islands were last spotted almost two hundred years ago. Equipped with outdated charts, an inadequate sailboat, and an advance payment for a book about his quest, he heads for the Auroras - and finds more than he ever imagined. But the challenges he meets on his voyage are nothing compared to those that await him when he returns.
Marie Simplon, his no-nonsense book editor, is appalled by Hippolyte's strange tale and wants nothing to do with the Auroras - or with him. However, as he inundates her with centuries-old maps, sketches, and specimens from his journey, she is drawn against her better judgment into the mysterious details of his experiences in the South Atlantic. The two are soon joined in a race - Hippolyte to prove that his islands exist, Marie to refute his claims. Marie finds herself succumbing to a tide of conflicting emotions, about the journey and the man, and she realizes she must embark on her own quest to discover for herself the limits of logic and the power of belief.
Original title: Hippolyte's Island
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Wild Frontiers And Exotic Lands