PRLog - Jul. 30, 2012 - “On the horizon, the land rose high towards the moor, its heather-clad peaks standing clear and dark against the sky. It was a cold, sinister presence, a vast purple wilderness strewn with huge boulders and narrow, knife streams. A ruined keep perched upon the highest crag, surrounded by hills covered in mysterious prehistoric markings. It had been the site of many great battles, and was believed to be burial place of a bloodthirsty Viking king. Legend had it that the moor was haunted by his demons. After sunset strange lights would appear in the mist, strangers disappeared without a trace, and even the bravest of boys would not venture onto the barren wasteland alone.”
The Haunted Moor
Hearing such a tale, how could school boys possibly resist searching the elusive and haunted moors to find the ghosts that return by night to the Scottish countryside?
Davy much prefers dreaming about the legends of the moor than doing his homework. When some of the other boys arrive back at school with news of an astonishing find, Davy and his best friend Simon are dared to go to the moor at night and read a spell to discover the ancient secrets. The light of the full moon brings a strange magic to the hills and Davy is about to discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt the moor.
‘Davy Simon. You won’t believe it! We’ve found a ring of stones near the old keep. They’re huge, especially the central one. It’s as big as a tree. Some of them have symbols carved into them just like the other stones on the moor. They must be magic.’
A thousand questions were sent racing through my mind. Who had built it? What spells or sacrifices had been carried out there? What was the ancient magic that lay bound within the symbols?
THE HAUNTED MOOR (ISBN: Kindle ISBN: 978-1-62212-
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About the Author: Joe Valks has a doctorate in math and also has an avid interest in nature. He loves to watch and photograph wildlife, and owns a share in his own wildlife forest close to the Roman wall. The rugged beauty of the surrounding countryside inspired his short story The Haunted Moor. He published two previous books, The Phantom Dog and The Last Tiger, both with Olympia Publishers.
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