The Weird Company : The Secret History of H. P. Lovecraft's Twentieth Century
Overview - Shoggoths attack in this adrenaline-pumping novel set in the world of H. P. Lovecraft, where the horrors of the cosmos know no limits . . . It was in a way humanoid, as it stood on two legs and possessed two arms that ended in delicate digits that I would dare to call hands. Read more...
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Shoggoths attack in this adrenaline-pumping novel set in the world of H. P. Lovecraft, where the horrors of the cosmos know no limits . . . It was in a way humanoid, as it stood on two legs and possessed two arms that ended in delicate digits that I would dare to call hands. Its skin was a pale blue, like the eggs of a robin, and curiously dry looking. The head was massive with a huge bulbous cranium, a large lipless mouth, and three blood red eyes that stared out at the world with nothing but hate.When it opened its mouth to speak it issued forth the most horrendous of sounds, something empty and hollow, like the wind blowing through a dead tree, and it made me cringe to hear it . . .
The story of Dr. Hartwell (Reanimators
) continues, but now he has company. Weird
company: a witch, a changeling, a mad scientist, and a poet trapped in the form of a beast. These are not heroes but monsters . . . monsters to fight monsters. Their adventures rage across the globe, from the mountains and long-forgotten caves of Antarctica to the dimly lit backstreets of Innsmouth that still hold terrifying secrets. The unholy creatures released upon the world via the ill-fated Lake expedition to Antarctica must be stopped. And only the weird company stands in their way.
Continuing in the fashion of Reanimators
, The Weird Company
finds Lovecraft expert Pete Rawlik taking some of the most well-known of H. P. Lovecraft's creations and creating a true Frankenstein monster of a story--a tale more horrific than anything Lovecraft could have imagined . . .
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Endless references to the characters and settings of famed horror writer H.P. Lovecraft can’t save this muddled novel. Shoggoths are stirring in Antarctica, and the universe is endangered by the possible advent of demonic Yog-Sothoth. Robert Olmstead, who has betrayed his Innsmouth kin, joins the Weird Company in an attempt to save the world. This leads to startling encounters with rat people, a mysterious alien swami, and the dead Ephraim Waite brought back to life in the body of his daughter, Asenath. Once the company reaches Antarctica, sorting out friendly and unfriendly entities becomes ever more complicated. Readers who share Rawlik’s devotion to Lovecraft may enjoy the abundant allusions to his novels, stories, and poetry; those with less comprehensive knowledge of the canon will find no thread to lead them through this maze of jarring elements. (Sept.)