30 January 2012 | Arkham Novels

The Start of a New Nightmare

Preview The Lies of Solace, an Arkham Horror novel

He had gone to see his old friend when he arrived in Arkham, and Dr. Zulock had warned him that his daughter had not only refused treatment after being discharged, but had taken up with some sort of religious sect. They were called “the Hand of Solace,” he’d said. The group claimed to offer help to those who had suffered great loss, though what they did exactly, Dr. Zulock had not known.      -John French, The Lies of Solace

Enter a world of horror and mystery in author John French’s The Lies of Solace, the second novel in The Lord of Nightmares Trilogy. This thrilling story is based on the popular Arkham Horror board game, in which investigators clash with the ancient terrors that plague the city of Arkham.

Jacqueline Fine is having visions…visions of a robed man before the crumbling edifice of a city, of bones and flesh at his feet, of blood and terrifying words. She's determined to stop this latest vision from happening, but can she change fate, or only allow herself to be swept along in the tides that come? 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? Journey to the streets of Arkham

Tension is thick as Dr. Fields attempts to console his daughter in John French’s introductory chapter (pdf, 76KB), now available for download.

Familiarize yourself with the good doctor and his conflict, and prepare to delve even further into the mysteries lurking in Arkham.

Enjoy the preview of this cryptic novel set in the world of H.P. Lovecraft’s Ancient Ones, and lookout for more news regarding The Lies of Solace in the near future.

 

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