A Good, Horrifying Read

This is a book based on a game that is based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. I went into it not expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. It is a much better book than it has any right to be (and no, I am not damning with faint praise).

Set not too long after the end of the world, it follows a small group of some of the few remaining humans as they try to survive in a world gone mad. It’s full of suspenseful moments where you have no idea what is going to happen. This is opposed to books that have long-term established characters like James Bond where you *know* the hero is going to survive. Here, all bets are off.

As for being a horror book, it gets pretty damn horrible. Some of the scenes are really disturbing on multiple levels. In places it exceeds Lovecraft’s own writing.

For me this was a real page-turner. I read it all in basically one sitting. And I read it during the course of one evening and into the wee hours of the morning, which I recommend if you are a night-owl like me. Kind of like watching The Blair Witch Project projected onto a white sheet strung between two trees out in the middle of a dark forest.

If you are at all a fan of Lovecraftian fiction, you will enjoy this.

SouthernClaw

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 Lovely books

Paola C.

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This is one of the most addictive page-turners I have read in a very long time. I love horror novels, especially Cthulhu mythos ones, and this one did not disappoint. I had read some of Ben Monroe’s short stories, which were also fantastic horror, and was looking forward to this novel for quite some time. It was even better than I had hoped for. If you want to lose a lot of sleep because you don’t want to put a book down, then buy this one. The world and characters were believable and immersive, with the many horrors and monstrous gods described in loving detail. Looking forward to more novels from Monroe.
 
Ron Magin

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Part of the Cthulhu / D&D integration
Free as part of the Kickstarter- many thanks.
I A Macmillan

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 Colorfully written, fast paced, and very entertaining

 
David P. Ackerman

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Ezra David Ayarza

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 A nonstop page turner in a nightmare world

This was an outstanding read. It is a survival story much like walking dead but with monstrous alien creatures, weird bizarre weather events, and cultists. The main characters, few thankfully, are well developed and by half way through you begin to care what happens to them. The writing is excellent and builds a very immersive world. This is a world that man can not come back from but maybe just maybe a few can survive in hiding. Keeping communities small they just may go unnoticed. There is no hope for a better future in this story. If you are depressed this is not the book for you. This story is much like the road in my opinion. It is a combination of the walking dead, the road, Godzilla, and the Netflix movie “This is how it ends.” If you are a Lovecraft fan this book is for you. A love letter to the mans work. If you like any of the shows or movies I listed this book is for you! My only complaint is we haven’t had another book yet!!! Also the book flows really well I finished it in 2 days.

Jonathan

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