|The Lord of Nightmares Trilogy | Published 09 January 2012|
The brass door handle turned without a noise. His heart hammering, Dr. Fields pushed the door inward a couple of inches. Light spilled out into the falling night. He could not see much through the finger wide gap. There were shapes, moving shadows, swaying in flickering candlelight. Dr. Fields moved his face closer to the opening, hearing the surge of sound from inside.
“Gul’ngh’fltqa,” rose the chanting in soft, guttural unity.
“There is a way, and it can be opened,” came a lone, loud voice, edged with a purring accent.
“Itaq’ghl’n’hl!” The sounds were like the grinding of broken ribs in a shattered chest. They made Dr. Fields shudder in the warm summer night air. He did not know what language they chanted, or if it was a language at all, but it ran through him as if those sounds contained something primordial, something that touched the deepest instincts within him. Though he had not bent his knee in a church for many years, he knew the power of faith, but he had also met his share of quacks and charlatans. He did not believe in the supernatural and superstition—they were just the remnants of lies that people had been telling themselves for thousands of years, lies to give solace or create fear. Reason and science defined the limits of the possible, everything else was delusion. But, as he listened to the sounds, one word stuck in his mind: unholy.
Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. is pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Lies of Solace, the second novel in the Lord of Nightmares Trilogy! Based in the Arkham Horror universe, this disturbing tale explores the depths to which desperation and tragedy can plunge us, and the grim consequences that await those who surrender to grief and pain.
When Jacqueline Fine experiences disturbing visions of a robed man before the crumbling edifice of a city, she's determined to prevent her nightmare from becoming a reality. Meanwhile, an Arkham doctor tries desperately to save his only daughter from the hands of a dark cult, and a distraught bootlegger attempts to unravel the mystery behind the sudden silence of his fiancée's letters. Will these three strangers be able to save everything they love from a terrifying future, or has their suffering only just begun?
Printed copies of The Lies of Solace even include an exclusive offer for a special Elder Sign card! For more information on this exciting tale, visit our The Lord of Nightmares Trilogy website. Then, look for The Lies of Solace on store shelves in the second quarter of 2012.
The Lord of Nightmares Trilogy is a terrifying series from Alan Bligh and John French.
In case my previous post wasn't clear enough, I really hope the promo card will be available to international customers buying the kindle version! Thanks!
So if I live abroad and need to buy the kindle version, I'm screwed?
The first book of this series was better than the 1st book of the other AH series. Will be getting only for the card offer. However it's an expensive way of releasing the next expansion one card at a time and having to waste money on poor novels.
Hopefully this means that the sequel to Ghouls will be announced soon. I haven't read Dance of the Damned yet, but it's on the list.
I was hoping it would be the same author as the first book of this series, as I liked it more than the other series first. Hopefully French will carry the baton high having it handed off.