The Ancient Ones was Deadman’s Tome attempt at a Lovecraftian themed anthology, and the result was a well-received and highly rated Lovecraft tribute. We wanted to take another crack at it with Ancient Ones II by featuring a different assortment of tales that explore the unfathomable nightmares, the ancient ones, the alien gods from afar.
The Ancient Ones delivers a short but powerful collection of gripping Lovecraftian short stories.
The Ancient Ones II consists of seven Lovecraftian horror stories. The Keswick Oddity tells of detectives daring to face an unfathomable fear as they investigate a very unusual case. North by Due North puts military might against Ancient muscle in an epic battle. Something Eating At You tackles mystery and dread of the unknown. Pokethulhu modernizes Cthulhu mythos into collectible pocket monsters. The Prince dwells in the dread of the unknown as a man dares to learn about things he should probably leave alone. Delicious Meat introduces and explores a modern Ancient Ones cult, and A Gift from the Stars is practically a love letter from H. P. Lovecraft.
I wouldn’t want the ancient one pissed. We called for a vote for the best story in Cthulhu Christmas Special and we received a response of fifteen votes with Red Christmas in first place with 53%. Tony Evans wrote an entertaining story that ran parallel with certain War on Christmas themes that often creep up around the holidays, and people loved it. As a result, Tony will receive $20 in cash and a certificate that honors him.
Haven’t read Cthulhu Christmas Special? Well, I think I might have a link to that somewhere. Look below this sentence.
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2017 is OVER and that means it’s time for a popularity contest. Now, remember that his is all in good fun. I personally will sit out on this vote as I enjoy every story in this collection, but please don’t follow my example. Spread the link out to as many people as possible. What does the winner get? How about some beer money? $20 bucks (PayPal) and a certificate
It’s #ThrowbackThursday and time to look back at on the many things that have happened in the past! Let’s take a look at an episode of Deadman’s Tome podcast called Scary Logos! This episode featured The Dynamite Marchese and Raven McAllister, and together gloated about how well The Ancient Ones was doing, and dared to explore the conspiracy related to scary logos!
Having re-listened to this, it sounds like Cthulhu or people involved with Screen Gems tried to hack the stream! It could’ve been the Russians. I know, I know, easy target these days, but there is a strange scary logo from Russia with a weird, mysterious past. Raven talked about Roofwork and shared some interesting ideas about the scary logos and psychic vampires. Marchese admits he has a drinking problem. I stumbled upon Dinosaur Erotica which spawned the After Dark series.
As kids we’re told that Christmas is a magical time when a mysterious man from a mysterious place sneaks into your home to leave gifts. But only, if you were good. Because this mysterious man, this Santa Clause, has been watching you the entire time. Santa sounds like a pervert. But what if this Santa, isn’t that Santa we were describe as kids? The fat, jolly man with a white beard. Last year, Deadman’s Tome explored the idea that Santa is actually Krampus, and had a great time doing so. This year we’ve drawn our attention to one of the biggest and baddest monsters of all time: Cthulhu. Who else would be capable of watching all, hearing all, and reading the thoughts of all? The real Santa is Cthulhu, and as kids we’ve been duped. Don’t believe me? You will after reading this!
Deadman’s Tome presents Cthulhu Christmas Special and Other Lovecraftian Yuletide Tales – a smooth blend of the holly jolly merry vibes of the holiday season with the dread and unfathomable horror of Cthulhu and Lovecraft. This collection of horror pairs nicely with a glass of eggnog, or if you prefer, a glass of whiskey. With over ten stories, this collection offers plenty for H.P. Lovecraft fans and general horror readers.
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Deadman’s Tome is calling for submissions for a Cthulhu Christmas Special. We’re looking for original short stories and flash fiction pieces (2-5k words) that blend Cthulhu and Christmas with a dash of Lovecraftian prose. If you have something that would meet this criteria, then please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. What do you get in return? Well, you get the that warm feeling that comes with being a part of something special. More importantly, though, you’ll earn royalties from paperback and ebook purchases of the finish product.
Hurry as we’re approaching the deadline: November 15, 2017.
Deadman’s Tome The Ancient Ones is a great tribute to the dark and disturbed mind behind the Cthulhu mythos. Readers will descend deeper into madness with each and every story. Some of the stories go as far as to emulate the prose of the tormented Road Islander. And now, readers can read The Ancient Ones for FREE! That’s right, for nothing. But only for a limited time!
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March arrives and with it comes The Ancient Ones! A great tribute to the dark and deeply disturbed mind responsible for the creation of Cthulhu and the other Elder Gods. H. P. Lovecraft may have been relatively unknown during his time, but now he is remembered as one of the legends. And Deadman’s Tome is going to pay its respects to the legend.
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