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Cthulhu's Dark Cults
Chaosium's "Call of Cthulhu" is an endless source of imagination of all things dark and mysterious. Here we journey across the globe to witness the numerous and diverse cults that worship Cthulhu and the Great Old Ones. Lead by powerful sorcerers and fanatical necromancers, their followers are mad and deranged slaves. The ancient and alien gods whom they willingly devote t ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published October 14th 2010 by Chaosium
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As with most Mythos anthologies, the clumsy and obvious rubs shoulders with the skillful and cosmic. (Seriously, though, anthology editors -- edit the damned things! If one story has flawless punctuation and the next doesn't know what a comma is for, it's the editor I'm cursing.)
This is a very consistent anthology, none of the stories are terrible, but none really stand out either. The stories are very loosely connected, with some characters from earlier stories being referred to in later stories. Not surprisingly, as this is published by Chaosium, it meshes well with the Call of Cthulhu rpg - many of these stories could be fairly easily adapted into rpg adventures.
David Conyers is science fiction author and editor from Adelaide, South Australia. He has a degree in engineering from the University of Melbourne, and today works in marketing communications. David’s fiction has appeared in magazines such as Albedo One, Ticon4, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Book of Dark Wisdom, Lovecraft eZine and Jupiter, as well as more than twenty anthologies. His pre ...more