The Ghost Pirates

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Categories: Horror/Dark Fantasy
Publisher: Renaissance E Books/PageTurner | Date published: 01/01/2004

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THIS HORROR TALE GAVE LOVECRAFT CHILLS The Ghosts Pirates is "one of the greatest supernatural stories of the sea, written by probably the greatest writer of horror at sea who ever lived. It is a literary feat of the first magnitude." Relentless doom and grisly death are the fate of a doomed ship when it crosses the path of a ghostly vessel manned by the living dead. One by one the narrator watches his fellows disappear in the night, until he and the ships' captain and doctor resolve on a desperate plan to save themselves. H. P. Lovecraft raved that "With its command of maritime knowledge, and-its clever selection of hints and incidents suggestive of latent horrors in nature, [The Ghost Pirates] reaches enviable peaks of power." Clark Ashton Smith wrote that "One must also accord a more than formal praise to The Ghost Pirates which is really one of the few successful long stories dealing with the phantasmal. Its rout of ghastly and persistent specters will follow the reader long after they have seized the haunted ship!" Fritz Leiber hailed it as a novel that " ... fulfills at book length au the canons of the spectral tale laid down by Lovecraft, James, and others... There is a steady progress toward doom, in which the suspense builds with an almost unparalleled uninterruptedness." By the author of The House on the Borderland, also available from Renaissance E Books. Cover: Elspeth Fahey