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Spawn of the Winds: Spawn of the Winds (Titus Crow #4)

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  116 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Titus Crow and his faithful companion and record-keeper fight the gathering forces of darkness-the infamous and deadly Elder Gods of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Cthulhu and his dark minions are bent on ruling the earth. A few puny humans cannot possibly stand against these otherworldly evil gods, yet time after time, Titus Crow drives the monsters back into the dark from ...more
ebook, 324 pages
Published October 6th 1999 by Tor Books (first published July 1978)
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C.T. Phipps
Sep 03, 2016 C.T. Phipps rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, cthulhu
Well, the submission of my novel, Cthulhu Armageddon for publication has put me in a mood to finish off the Titus Crow series by Brian Lumley. I enjoyed The Burrowers Beneath, The Transition of Titus Crow, and The Clock of Dreams but they did tend to veer from cosmic horror to classic Pulp action. Indeed, the books went completely off the rails, in my opinion, with The Clock of Dreams and only returned to normalcy with this volume.

Spawn of the Winds is the fifth novel in the Titus Crow series
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Roger
Jul 31, 2016 Roger rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spawn of the Winds was written in 1978 and is very much a child of its' era. There are a few thrills that can still be wrung out of it so I'm giving it three stars. Brian Lumley is the king of Lovecraftian pastiches and he usually does a fantastic job of bringing that world to life. However in this novel I think Lumley was still getting his sea legs-it is not anywhere near the high water marks he sets later on in his career. Unless you are absolutely obsessed with Lovecraft, Constant Reader, you ...more
M S
Dec 18, 2008 M S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was very young when I read this but was completely obsessed with it. Plays in the Lovecraftian mythos. A bit like an X-Men graphic novel...
Patrick Kiernan
Finished this entry into the Titus Crow series, this story was more enjoyable than the previous two books in the series and as better than the first book. The storyline had a fantastic build up and realistic characters. This book gets a soild four and a half star rating.
Dan
Oct 11, 2012 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a former resident of Manitoba, I felt a certain kinship to the settings described (COOOOLLLD!), especially to the Canadian placenames with which I am familiar. As an avid fan of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, I felt for the characters' helplessness as Ithaquoa, the main villain laughs off their vain attempts to harm him using Earth technology (Mythos critters are immune to our physics). The loss of sanity experienced by humans in close proximity to Mythos critters wasn't played through, I thought.. ...more
Massimo Monteverdi
Fegato: ne serve parecchio, anche solo per immaginare di poter seguire le tracce di Lovecraft. Ma se la natura ti ha favorito, buttati senza rete e fai rivivere i miti di Cthulhu. Prima o poi, però, casca l'asino perché H.P. era davvero inimitabile: manca, ad esempio, quella cappa di ineluttabilità del male che avvolge tutto. Restano la grandiosità delle scene di battaglia e un finale inquietante.
Dollie
Mar 03, 2016 Dollie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I didn't care for this story as much as the others in this series. It takes place in another space and time on the planet of Borea where Hank Silberhutte and his crew, plus his stowaway sister, end up after being kidnapped by the Windwalker, and elder god, Ithaqua. A great battle takes place between Ithaqua and his daughter, Armandra, who Hank has fallen in love with and married. Borea is a frozen wasteland because that's the kind of place Ithaqua like to hang in.
Linda
Mar 09, 2008 Linda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lovecraftiana
Turning a horror setting into a fantasy adventure setting can work in some stories. This isn't one of them.
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Brian Lumley was born near Newcastle. In 22 years as a Military Policeman he served in many of the Cold War hotspots, including Berlin, as well as Cyprus in partition days. He reached the rank of Sergeant-Major before retiring to Devon to write full-time, and his work was first published in 1970. The vampire series, 'Necroscope', has been translated into ten languages and sold over a million copie ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Titus Crow (7 books)
  • The Burrowers Beneath
  • The Transition of Titus Crow
  • The Clock of Dreams
  • In the Moons of Borea
  • Elysia: The Coming of Cthulhu
  • The Compleat Crow

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