We know what lurks in the bleak midwinter nights. Fear. In these eight tales, collected to give you shivers in the coldest season, we bring the fear right inside, to lie beside your bed or stand at the door. Or even to rest in the warmth of your kitchen. Come to abandoned mines, the bedrooms of children, the most silent of nights, and even a place where the Earth itself awakens with a fearsome hunger. Turn up the lamplight. Draw closer to the fire. And tell yourself it's just a branch scraping the window.