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Containing nine imaginative tales from a darkly innovative mind, this collection features stories that range from the Lovecraftian-inspired and original Mythos creations to those that venture deeper into the realm of dark fiction. New and experienced readers of Lovecraft will be captivated by the horror and subtle humor of these carefully crafted stories.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Elder Signs Press
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Nancy Oakes
Feb 12, 2008 rated it liked it
There are 9 stories in this book, and, as I always say, whenever you pick up an anthology you're likely to find a few that you really like, a few you really dislike, and some that are just okay. Here's the contents list:

The Rattle of Her Smile - This one was quite freaky re an Aztec goddess and someone who didn't know well enough to leave dark forces alone. This one was quite good.

Dark Demonize -- I found this one to be rather silly; in it, a man bargains with a demon and gets much more than he
Jun 23, 2009 marked it as to-read
I started this collection on my Mexico vacation. Basically they're well written Lovecraft pastiche. The one I'm reading now is actually set in CA Smith's Zothique.

The Rattle of Her Smile (7.0) - A good Lovecraft pastiche.

Dark Demonize (6.5) - Main character a little too one dimensional but dark and kinda cool. Some great phrases (Hell Herd - was especially cool).

The Hoppwood Tenant (5.0) - This one was rather silly. Especially the end where the monster becomes a kind of lovable urban legend.

Aug 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-horror
Not bad. Most of the stories in this anthology are very well-written. In some, though, the use of dialogue, concepts, and terminology inconsistent with some characters' implied or stated regional or educational status detracts from the suspension of disbelief. ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Apr 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: horror, cthulhu
I expected more given the reviews by Price and others, but this is cliched pastiche Mythos fiction much of which is poorly written. Generally, not worth reading.
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Stanley C. Sargent was born in 1950. He is a writer and artist known for his work in the Cthulhu Mythos universe. He currently lives in San Francisco.

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