14 March 2012 | Arkham Horror Fiction

Digging Deeper into the Nightmare

A preview of The Lies of Solace, an upcoming Arkham Horror Novel

What did her not writing mean? Had she forgotten him? Or was it that damn family of hers? The ice-eyed mother and the slab-bodied pig of a brother—had they found out that she still wrote to him? The thought would not shake, though, and had clung to his thoughts as soon as he’d known he would have to run. He looked at the train ticket again. He would find out why she had not written soon enough. After all, he had no one else he could run to.       –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.

Strangers on a terrifying mission

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 named Raker 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?

Ticket to Arkham

As he waits for his train to Arkham, Raker is confronted by unanswered questions and some rather unpleasant men, too. Will he make it to the station on time? Or will he be delayed indefinitely by his new acquaintances? Download the second chapter (pdf, 72KB) of The Lies of Solace  and find out.

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. You can also pre-order your electronic copy of this book from the iBookstore!


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