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The Elementalists: Winters Past is a holiday special book of The Elementalists series.


Reunite with your Penderghast pals for some fun winter shenanigans, while trying to solve the mystery of the haunted chateau next door! Spooks, spells, and holiday cheer galore in The Elementalists: Winters Past!


Chapter 1: Twas The Night Before Solstice

Your relaxing winter break takes a turn when you and your friends investigate an abandoned castle and discover the Ghost of Solstice Past.

Chapter 2: Can't Beat That Holiday Spirit

What else lurks in the halls of Chateau DeLune?

Chapter 3: Silent Night

Who is the Ghost of Solstice Past?

Chapter 4: Solstice Bells

Can you and your friends pull through to make this Solstice one to remember?

Gameplay Feature


In the chateau, you can collect items. The more items you collect, the more you'll be able to unravel the mystery of the ghost!


Sneak Peeks

Pre-Book Sneak Peeks & Information


Promotional Videos


  • On August 2, 2019, PB replied to an Instagram user asking about the future of the series by saying that The Elementalists main series is finished for now. PB promised, however, that we will see our characters in the future.[1]
  • On September 30, 2019, PB announced that a Holiday Special was in the works. They told players to expect "some wintry magick, snowy shenanigans, and heartwarming moments under the mistletoe..."[2]
    • In response to a player on Twitter, they stated that this special will be similar to the holiday specials they have previously done and not a spin-off or a full sequel book.[3]
  • On October 4, 2019, in the October edition of Choices Insiders, it was announced that this holiday special will be released in the Fall.[4]
  • On October 30, 2019, PB revealed the official title of this book and announced that it will premiere in November.[5]
    • They also released the first sneak peek.[6]
  • On November 14, 2019, PB released a second sneak peek.[7]
  • On November 22, 2019, PB did an IG livestream with The Elementalists team.
    • It will be out next week.
      • The official date, November 27th, is shown in the app.
    • The timeline is vague (can be after Book 2).
    • Atlas is a big part of this book.
    • No current plans for Book 3.
  • On November 25, 2019 the book cover was revealed.[8]
  • On November 26, 2019, PB released a third sneak peek.[9]
  • On November 27, 2019, PB posted the Chapter 1 description together with advice for players who don't get to see the holiday specials.[10]
  • On December 17, 2019, PB released a sneak peek for Chapter 4 and confirmed that it is the finale for this book.[11]
    • They also announced that we may see our Penderghast friends again in the future.[12]
  • On January 22, 2021, PB confirmed on their blogpost that The Elementalists would not have another book.[13]


  • This is the first "special" book that isn't gender-locked.
  • Chapter 1 shares the same title as Bloodbound: Dark Solstice, Chapter 1.
  • The book originally featured the cover with the entirely blue background. On November 27, shortly after the launch, it was replaced by the version with the white and blue background.

Click here for the walkthrough of this book: The Elementalists: Winters Past Choices.


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The Crown & The Flame The Crown & The Flame, Book 1 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 2 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 3
Most Wanted Most Wanted, Book 1 · Most Wanted, Book 2
Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement, Book 1 · Rules of Engagement, Book 2 · Rules of Engagement, Book 3 · Rules of Engagement: Newlyweds
Endless Summer Endless Summer, Book 1 · Endless Summer, Book 2 · Endless Summer, Book 3
#LoveHacks #LoveHacks, Book 1 · #LoveHacks, Book 2
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor The Haunting of Braidwood Manor
The Royal Romance The Royal Romance, Book 1 · The Royal Romance, Book 2 · The Royal Romance, Book 3 · The Royal Holiday
The Sophomore The Sophomore, Book 1 · The Sophomore, Book 2 · The Sophomore: Hartfeld Horror Story
Hero Hero, Vol. 1 · Hero, Vol. 2
High School Story High School Story, Book 1 · High School Story, Book 2 · High School Story, Book 3 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 1 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 2 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 3
It Lives It Lives In The Woods . It Lives Beneath
Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays
Red Carpet Diaries Red Carpet Diaries, Book 1 · Red Carpet Diaries, Book 2 . Red Carpet Diaries, Book 3
Perfect Match Perfect Match, Book 1 · Perfect Match, Book 2
Bloodbound Bloodbound, Book 1 · Bloodbound, Book 2 · Bloodbound, Book 3 · Bloodbound: Dark Solstice
The Junior The Junior, Book 1
Veil of Secrets Veil of Secrets
America's Most Eligible America's Most Eligible: Season 10 · America's Most Eligible: All Stars · America's Most Eligible: Wedding Edition
Desire & Decorum Desire & Decorum, Book 1 · Desire & Decorum, Book 2 · Desire & Decorum, Book 3 · Desire & Decorum: First Winter
Across the Void Across the Void
The Senior The Senior
Big Sky Country Big Sky Country, Book 1 · Big Sky Country, Book 2
The Elementalists The Elementalists, Book 1 · The Elementalists, Book 2 · The Elementalists: Winters Past
A Courtesan of Rome A Courtesan of Rome
The Heist: Monaco The Heist: Monaco
Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 1 · Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 2
Open Heart Open Heart, Book 1 · Open Heart: Second Year · Open Heart: Third Year
Passport to Romance Passport to Romance
Wishful Thinking Wishful Thinking
Nightbound Nightbound
Platinum Platinum
Sunkissed Sunkissed
The Royal Heir The Royal Heir, Book 1 · The Royal Heir, Book 2 · The Royal Heir, Book 3 · The Royal Finale
Bachelorette Party Bachelorette Party
Mother of the Year Mother of the Year
Save the Date Save the Date
The Royal Masquerade The Royal Masquerade
Baby Bump Baby Bump, Book 1 · Baby Bump, Book 2
Blades of Light and Shadow Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 1 · Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 2
Witness: A Bodyguard Romance Witness: A Bodyguard Romance
Distant Shores Distant Shores
The Nanny Affair The Nanny Affair, Book 1 · The Nanny Affair, Book 2
Queen B Queen B, Book 1 · Queen B, Book 2
My Two First Loves My Two First Loves
Rising Tides Rising Tides
Hot Couture Hot Couture
Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs
With Every Heartbeat With Every Heartbeat
Laws of Attraction Laws of Attraction, Book 1 · Laws of Attraction, Book 2
A Very Scandalous Proposal A Very Scandalous Proposal
The Unexpected Heiress The Unexpected Heiress
Wolf Bride Wolf Bride
Shipwrecked Shipwrecked