Last Friday I published Those Dreadful Eldown Shards, a collection of short stories involving the menace of, you guessed it, those dreadful Eltdown Shards of Cthulhu Mythos fame:)
It is a collection that has been in the pipeline for some years, and it is finally here. I am very proud of this collection. It is, along with Lovecraftian Covens, a collaboration between me and Franklyn Searight. He is, as many of you already know, the son of Richard F. Searight, the man who conjured the Eltdown Shards and received much – and deserved – praise from his correspondent, H. P. Lovecraft.
The beautiful artwork gracing the front cover is created by none other than Allen K. I am honored that he granted me permission to use it. His work is outstanding and he is a master of macabre artwork. I first met him (online) when I was working on Dan Clore’s The Unspeakable and Others, a book that is loaded with his illustrations – a perfect match for Clore’s style. Check out Allen K’s website.
Want to know more about Those Dreadful Eldown Shards?
All the classic Cthulhu Mythos pulp stories where those dreadful Eltdown Shards appear.
The collection also includes new stories written by Franklyn Searight, son of Richard F. Searight, the inventor of the Eltdown Shards who corresponded with the horror master himself, H. P. Lovecraft.
“Despite their connection to the Great Race, some have suggested that the Shards could have been inscribed by the Elder Things and buried in England at a time when it was part of the great super continent known as Pangaea.” – From the introduction.
Why don’t you head over and see what classic Cthulhu Mythos pulp stories we have collected? Robert E. Howard, A. Merritt, Frank Belknap Long and, of course, H. P. Lovecraft – to name just a few of the classic pulp writers. That should give you a hint. And the two Searights, of course.
By the way, yes, the book will also be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble etc., in due time.