A secret organization ruthlessly seeks power over supernatural terrors in this globe-trotting anthology of arcane mystery and adventure, from the bestselling world of Arkham Horror
Beyond our world lies another, one full of paranormal forces and eldritch horrors, and once that membrane has been pierced, life can never be the same again. In every corner of the globe, persons unknown are seizing objects of extreme supernatural power. They declare themselves defenders of humanity, fighting off the darkness which presses against the veil shrouding our reality from the unknowable. But do their claims of altruism ring true? And should they be permitted to wield such power? From the world of Arkham Horror comes an exciting new anthology that delves into new mysteries.
The Man in the Bubble by David Annandale City of Waking Dreams by Davide Mana Brother Bound by Jason Fischer Honor Among Thieves by Carrie Harris A Forty Grain Weight of Nephrite by Steven Philip Jones Strange Things Done by Lisa Smedman In Art, Truth by James Fadeley Crossing Stars by MJ Newman The Red and the Black by Josh Reynolds
JAMES FADELEY is a software engineer by day and a writer by night. While this sounds hectic, he has recently become a father and thus no longer sleeps. When not feeding the milk vampire his daughter, he can be found researching topics for his next story. James is a huge fan of Mansions of Madness and both board and video games in general.
DAVIDE MANA was born and raised in Turin, Italy, with brief stints in London, Bonn and Urbino, where he studied paleontology (with a specialization in marine plankton) and geology. He currently lives in the wine hills of southern Piedmont, where he is a writer, translator and game designer. In his spare time, he cooks and listens to music, photographs the local feral cats, and collects old books. He co-hosts a podcast about horror movies, called Paura & Delirio.
JOSH REYNOLDS is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories, including the wildly popular Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000. Born and raised in South Carolina, he now resides in Sheffield with his wife and daughter, as well as a highly excitable dog and something he hopes is a cat.
DAVID ANNANDALE is a Canadian writer of Doctor Doom, Arkham Horror and Legend of the Five Rings fiction for Aconyte, and Horus Heresy, Warhammer 40,000, Age of Sigmar and Warhammer Horror fiction for Black Library. Among his recent novels are Reign of the Devourer and The Harrowing of Doom. He is also the author of the horror novel Gethsemane Hall and the Jen Blaylock thriller series. By day, he is Senior Instructor in the Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media at the University of Manitoba, where he specializes in genre film and video games. He is also a co-host of the Hugo-nominated podcast The Skiffy and Fanty Show.
MJ NEWMAN is a writer and senior game developer with Fantasy Flight Games in Roseville, MN. She is the co-designer of Arkham Horror: The Card Game, and is an enthusiast of horror, fantasy, and romance. Her credentials include insomnia, existential dread, and jumping in fear whenever she sees a spider.
LISA SMEDMAN is the author of more than 20 books, ranging from science fiction and fantasy novels to non-fiction histories of the Vancouver, the city where she lives. In 2004, one of her Forgotten Realms novels made the New York Times best sellers list. She is also an accomplished game designer, having written dozens of adventures for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game and other tabletop RPGs. She worked as a journalist for 25 years, and now makes her living teaching video game design at a local college.
STEVEN PHILIP JONES has written over sixty novels, graphic novels, radio scripts and non-fiction books for adults and young adults. Steven’s best known credits include the graphic novel series H. P. Lovecraft Worlds, the horror-adventure comics series Nightlinger, and the review text The Clive Cussler Adventures: A Critical Review. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Steven majored in Journalism and Religion and was accepted into Iowa's prestigious Writers' Workshop MFA Program. A proud husband and father, Steven currently resides in northern Utah.
JASON FISCHER is a writer who lives near Adelaide, South Australia. He has won the Colin Thiele Literature Scholarship, an Aurealis Award and the Writers of the Future Contest. In Jason’s jack-of-all-trades writing career he has written comics, apps, television, short stories, novellas and novels. He plays a lot of Dungeons and Dragons, has a passion for godawful puns, and is known to sing karaoke until the small hours.
Publisher: Aconyte (October 4, 2022)
Length: 352 pages
Raves and Reviews
"As a whole this anthology stands up brilliantly as a compelling collection of satisfyingly pulpy and horror-tinged 1920s-set adventures"
– Track of Words
"Even for those with no involvement in Cthulhvian gaming, the suite of stories set against the background of a global conspiracy of alien sorcery and lost technology is enjoyable."
" a good, solid read with many enticing stories that all had that gothic horror edge to them."
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