There’s a place, out in North Wales, where things have happened. Bad things, strange things. Dark things. At the heart of it there’s a mountain, and they call it Mynydd Du: Black Mountain.
A long time ago, I knew a guy called Rob Markland. He was a writer. He was, I suppose, a friend. Last year, I met him again; he was a patient in a psychiatric ward.
The doctors wanted me to help them find out what had happened. I found a file of Rob’s notes. It was about Mynydd Du and what surrounded it. I read it, and I found out about Maes Carnedd and Capel Teg, Britt Nordenstam and Russell Ware. And much, much more.
And if I was really unlucky, I’d find out what drove Rob Markland insane.
Now it’s time to tell the tale. So turn the page. The dancers in the pines are waiting for you… on Black Mountain.
The latest episode (#3) of Simon Bestwick’s Spectral Press serial Black Mountain, The Strange Death of Britt Nordenstam, is now available from Amazon. In addition, the previous two episodes, #1: The Red Key, and #2: The Ghosts of Hafan Deg, are available from the same source too.
The Strange Death of Britt Nordenstam
Continuing the chronicle of the strange events around Lake Bala in North Wales. When an archaeology professor takes student volunteers on a dig around the lake’s shores, one of their number goes missing, vanishing without trace. The disappearance is one of many recorded over the years, and one that will have tragic repercussions. Britt’s death sets in motion a chain of events that will change a number of people’s lives forever. Just what is going on in North Wales – and how many more victims will it claim?