The Ghosts of Winter: Part the First

The Ghosts of Winter: Part the First

by Peter Knyte


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Gazed upon from the valleys between,

the high mountains may seem beautiful and serene places. The domain of wild things and of hunters, and wanderers with a little more wilderness in their blood.

But the mountains are also mysterious places, that hide secrets long lost to the inhabitants of the lowlands.

When a photograph of a remote high mountain valley comes into the hands of young wanderer, it ignites a fascination within him, that quickly grows into a compulsion to find and visit this place.

Only accessible in the winter, and rumoured to be a place never touched by the warmth of summer, this hidden place seems to hold traces of antiquity and dreams of what once were.

Like all good ghost stories, The Ghosts of Winter is a haunting tale of supernatural and ageless mystery, which can almost but not quite be rationalised, that will leave many readers pondering the implications.

Frequently asked questions - answered by the author.

Question: Where did the inspiration for the The Ghosts of Winter come from?

Answer: The decision to try and write a winter ghost which featured skiing came to me as a suggestion made by one of friends who composes and performs his own music. We been chatting about where we should go for our next ski and snowboarding holiday, and on a whim I suggested he should try and compose a piece of music which evoked the mountains in winter. Well he rose to the challenge, but in return he suggested I should do the same by writing a ghost story with the same backdrop.

Question: What about other authors, this title is dedicated to several horror/ghost story writers including H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and Walter de la Mare amongst other writers of classic fiction, but are there any more recent authors you consider to be an influence on your writing?

Answer: Oh absolutely, Susan Hill & Sarah Perry are both writing great stories in this genre at the mo'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912367047
Publisher: Clandestine Books Limited
Publication date: 12/06/2017
Series: Ghosts of Winter , #1
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Peter was born and grew up in North Staffordshire, England, but now lives a bit further north in West Yorkshire, where by day he passes himself off as a mild mannered office worker, while by night he explores whole worlds of imagination as an intrepid writer. When not tapping away at my keyboard he spends his time gardening, walking, rock climbing, snowboarding and cooking. As for his writing, his time is currently divided between three projects: - The Flames of Time series - A three volume vintage styled action adventure story set in the 1930s. Featuring hidden temples, lost secrets and mysterious religious organisations. Set against the backdrop of West Africa, Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, Istanbul and India - the third and final part of which is out in mid 2018. - The Glass Darkly series - A Retro science-fiction story set in a multiverse plagued by creatures form another dimension, where the characters from a world like our own, but not quite our own, explore the strange dimension between worlds in order to try and save their own world from a mysterious and potent invader. The first book 'Through Glass Darkly' and the second 'By a Blue and Crimson Light' are out now. - The Ghosts of Winter - The first tale within a period ghost story series (more H.P. Lovecraft or Algernon Blackwood than Stephen King). When the grainy photograph of a remote high-mountain valley comes into the hands of young wanderer, it ignites an inexplicable fascination within him to find the location shown in the picture, even though it is rumoured to be a dangerous place never touched by the warmth of summer, and which holds traces of antiquity and dreams of what once were. Available from December 2017 from Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble and on Kobo. Also available for free to newsletter subscribers. For more information about me and writing visit: In summary Peter likes his vintage settings, from when the world was perhaps a slightly more innocent and stylish place, and I like writing stories that make you think. . . just a little bit.

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