In December 1900, three lighthouse keepers vanished without trace from the remote Scottish island of Eilean Mor. An emergency relief crew was sent to man the lighthouse. At the end of their month-long duty, they resigned from their posts, and never spoke of what they had experienced on the island.
The mystery of Eilean Mor has never been solved. Until now.
In the present, a group of environmental researchers arrives on the island to observe the wildlife. While exploring the lighthouse, now automated and deserted, one of the team discovers a manuscript written by one of the relief keepers, a man named Alec Dalemore.
As a sudden storm moves in, cutting off their escape, the researchers come to realise that Dalemore wrote the manuscript as a warning to all the lighthouse keepers who would come after him. A warning of something on Eilean Mor and in the surrounding ocean - something ancient and powerful, and strange beyond imagining...
The Lighthouse Keeper is a supernatural tale based on the Flannan Isles mystery, one of the greatest unsolved enigmas in maritime history. Blending factual firsthand reports with speculative fiction, the novel takes the reader on a journey to the edge of reality, where the greatest of human fears - the fear of the unknown - holds dominion.
Alan Baker was born in 1964 in Birmingham, UK, and attended the University of Reading, where he obtained a BA (Hons) Degree in English Language and Literature. His first book, Destination Earth, was published in 1998, and since then he has published a further nine books on a variety of subjects ranging from UFOs, ghosts and occultism to gladiators, Vikings and medieval knights. Over the last couple of years, Alan has turned his attention to fiction writing. His steampunk novels The Martian Ambassador and The Feaster from the Stars have been published by Snowbooks Ltd, and he has just sold h...
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