by Stephen Volk
(novella, Gray Friar Press, 2009)
*Shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson Award
*Shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award
(cover photograph: Charlie Hey)
Welcome to Shewstone House Hotel. One of those quiet places.
An oasis of calm to escape the stresses and anxieties of modern living.
Where a non-paying guest waits for his next victim...
"Vardøger" is Gray Matter Novella #5 in the series (after "Rain" by Conrad Williams, "Hard Roads" by Steve Vernon, "The Appetite" by Nicholas Royle, and "Groaning Shadows" by Paul Finch).
100 signed limited hardbacks/ 300 unsigned trade paperbacks
"This debut novella from veteran screenwriter Stephen (Ghostwatch) Volk wastes no time: the storytelling is swift and its terrors are positively Serling-esque... With abundant frights, Vardøger is sure to leave even the lost stalwart reader unsettled." Rue Morgue Magazine
"Fully as cunning and frightening as any of his previous work" theundeadrat.com