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In hidden places, they sleep and dream, and through their dreams they touch humanity--but their touch brings only the stains of horror, death, and madness...until the day the Old Ones return.

In The Engines of Sacrifice, acclaimed writer James Chambers delivers four nightmare novellas inspired by the Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft.

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Hardcover, 214 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Dark Regions Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jennifer
Apr 28, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Engines of Sacrifice is Lovecraftian fiction at its best. In these stories Chambers evokes the palpable atmosphere of dread that Lovecraft is infamous for but also updates the mythos and adds more action. I certainly appreciate the inclusion of many female characters since they are almost completely missing from Lovecraft's work. And they are not just tokens but often have a driving force in the narrative.

As you might expect, hope and hopelessness are themes throughout as well as isolation. But
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Claus Appel
Jun 02, 2016 Claus Appel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The three first stories in this collection are some of the very best post-Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos stories I have read. They are built on the thing I love most about the Mythos: The feeling that there are vastly greater forces in the universe, terrifying forces against whom Man is helpless. The tone is delightfully misanthropic and life-denying.

Chambers manages to match Lovecraft's effectiveness at painting this atmosphere of cosmic horror, and he does it without copying Lovecraft's style. The
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Jim Dooley
Feb 03, 2016 Jim Dooley rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book!

I have read so many H.P. Lovecraft pastiches over the years, and I can likely count on one hand the number that merited putting pen to paper. Most are filled with obscure chanting, shadowy creatures, and the mandatory reference to The Necronomicon. Of course, Lovecraft's stories are so much more than that kind of surface-level narrative.

This book, however, was quite different. It evokes the Lovecraft tone (without the weighty, obscure prose) to create a truly eerie mood.

It i
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Don
Sep 06, 2013 Don rated it it was amazing
I have a confession. I love horror, but I've never been a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft. While I admire HPL's ideas and his influence on horror literature, I had always found his writing to be rather florid and ponderous. So it was with some trepidation that I began to read the Lovecraft-inspired THE ENGINES OF SACRIFICE, a book highly recommended to me by a friend who is a major HPL aficionado.

I needn't have worried.

If you're looking for an imaginative, compelling, frightening and all-out entertai
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James Chambers writes tales of horror, crime, fantasy, and science fiction. He is the author of The Engines of Sacrifice, a collection of four Lovecraftian-inspired novellas published in 2011 by Dark Regions Press which Publisher’s Weekly described as “…chillingly evocative….” He is also the author of the short fiction collection Resurrection House (Dark Regions Press, 2009). Most recently, Dark Q ...more
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