Saturday, May 29, 2021

Litany of Dreams: An Arkham Horror Novel (Arkham Horror #19)


Litany of Dreams is a tie-in horror novel set in the Arkham Horror universe. Due out 24th June 2021 from Aconyte, it's 352 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats (ebook available now). It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately.

The setting is Lovecraftian - Miskatonic University and environs. The mythos is pure Lovecraft - psychological horror, creeping dread, incomprehensible nightmarish chanting in the dead of night and awakening unspeakable elder gods. Of the intelligently rendered protagonists, one is in search of his roommate who has gone missing after delving in dark mysteries best left alone, one is an indigenous man on the trail of a powerful profaned stolen artifact of his people, and the third is a reference librarian.

This will be an obvious choice for fans of the Arkham Horror board & card games and the co-op universe, but for a broader audience who are not necessarily already fans of the canonical Lovecraft stories, this could be a good fit as well. It's very well written and while it -is- horror, there's very little actual gore (mostly some body horror). 

Four stars. Not for kids and possibly NSFW because of content, not language, which is fairly mild. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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