Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Mask of Silver” as Want to Read:
Mask of Silver
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Mask of Silver

by
3.61  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A stunning return to Arkham Horror when a movie director shoots his silent horror masterpiece in eerie Arkham, capturing crawling nightmares instead of moving pictures, in this chilling novel of creeping dread

Hollywood make-up artist and costumier, Jeany Lin, travels to Arkham to work on the new “nightmare movie” by enigmatic director Sydney Fitzmaurice. The star is her si
...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 5th 2021 by Aconyte
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Mask of Silver, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Mask of Silver

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-51
Average rating 3.61  · 
Rating details
 ·  28 ratings  ·  9 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Mask of Silver
Chris Berko
Dec 24, 2020 rated it liked it
This book seems like it was written forty years ago and that's a good thing. It felt like the horror novels I read in the eighties where you get glimpses of the scary stuff and a lot of character development for the first eighty percent then holy all hell is finally unleashed at the end (Song of Kali, Cold Moon Over Babylon or anything by Ramsey Campbell). I liked the parts about the movie making and that process being a movie freak myself but I can't say I was at all scared at any point while r ...more
Rebecca | Velvet Opus
This book is SO good. 1920s silent movie Hollywood glamour meets mysterious mansion in a small town and cosmic horror. It's atmospheric, gothic and full of foreshadowing with a satisfying pace, memorable characters and an eerie out-of-this-world mystery so tantalising and fresh, I'll be thinking about it for days! Seriously, Mask of Silver is one of the best book-spinoff's from a board game I've ever read. While I collect my thoughts enough to write a full review, add this to your Goodreads beca ...more
Sylri
Yet another awesome Arkham Horror novel!! I’m so glad I found this universe/series because it’s been such a blast returning to this setting and my favorite Mythos monsties. I always enjoy picking out the characters from the Arkham Horror game and then reading their entries in the gorgeous Investigators of Arkham Horror book, though this is not a necessity by any means and more for those who are a fan of the game.

Silent movies aren’t something I’m super familiar with, but it was a blast readin
...more
Cat Treadwell
Mar 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
After enjoying Aconyte's previous adventure in the Arkham universe, I was keen to see what would come next. This series really does seem to be going from strength to strength, and – I'm very pleased to say – takes the work of HP Lovecraft and expands on it in ways that would probably make him retreat to his room with smelling salts.

This tale is one of 1920s-era Hollywood and our narrator is Jeany Lin, a sought-after costume designer and makeup artist for a troupe of horror movie makers. Oh, and
...more
Thieving Magpie
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was so good. I love a good horror novel, especially when it's set a couple of years back - and a story about a guy who makes horror movies for a living and ends up haunted himself? I am in!
This was an amazing read. The story was interesting; it had all the necessary elements of a horror story, the characters felt real, they were exciting and from the very beginning, this book had the potential of being perfect. So, why do I end up giving it four stars? Simply put: I did not like the so
...more
Matt Turner
Slow, tedious, meandering, lots of padding.

A family melodrama dressed up as a Lovecraftian horror tale. It isn’t until the second third of the book that anything really happens other than lots and lots of dialogue and first-person exposition, and then the story proceeds in fits and starts, with only plot development sporadically dropped between character chatter than doesn’t go anywhere. The third in this particular Arkham Horror set a five books, it doesn’t compare to the previous two, not by m
...more
Jessi
Can the hubris of one man cause pain down through generations? Yes. Yes it can. And the book opens with just such a man who, even as his house is burning down around him, asks the maid to save his portrait rather than his children. It is a stunning opening to a book I had mixed thoughts about. During my reading, I was rather thrown off by abrupt changes in pacing. But It may be that Jones was using that to create an ambiance of reading.
Kent Woods
Very little Arkham, very little horror

I’ve generally enjoyed the PB&J fiction from the Arkham Horror universe. This is the first real flop: like all these franchise novels, the writing is simplistic and inelegant and the characters basically ciphers. Where this one fails, though, is that it is almost entirely about how movies are made. You need to wait until roughly 90 percent through the novel before anything vaguely horrific occurs. And that’s not what I bargained for.
John
Jan 28, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Creepy in a way the previous two didn’t manage, I enjoyed this book the best of the three.
Jordan West
rated it liked it
Jan 20, 2021
Rosemary
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Christopher
rated it liked it
Feb 02, 2021
Kristina Hušnjak
rated it really liked it
May 01, 2021
Josh
rated it really liked it
Mar 13, 2021
OTIS
rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2021
Jeremiah Dylan Dylan
rated it it was amazing
Mar 15, 2021
Pawprints
rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2021
Jacob
rated it liked it
Jan 12, 2021
Chris
rated it liked it
Apr 24, 2021
Simon Holland
rated it really liked it
Mar 02, 2021
Aconyte Books
rated it it was amazing
Jan 25, 2021
Mike
rated it did not like it
Apr 14, 2021
Myles
rated it liked it
Jan 16, 2021
Emma
rated it really liked it
Apr 04, 2021
Gabi Filimon
rated it it was ok
Jan 16, 2021
Jay L Redfern
rated it it was ok
Apr 22, 2021
Bill Martin
rated it liked it
Jan 09, 2021
Mark J Kettlewell
rated it it was amazing
Jan 22, 2021
Penny
added it
Jul 15, 2020
Steven
marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2020
Danielle Robb
marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2020
Matt Ogonowski
marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2020
Jarrod
marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2020
Reuben
marked it as to-read
Sep 17, 2020
Ernest
marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2020
Stephanie Gustafsson
marked it as to-read
Oct 12, 2020
Austin Zook
marked it as to-read
Oct 16, 2020
mad mags
marked it as to-read
Nov 17, 2020
Daniel
marked it as to-read
Nov 27, 2020
Jaime
marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2020
Sharon Angle-boyer
marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2020
Tim Van Lipzig
marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2020
Lily
marked it as to-read
Dec 26, 2020
Jash
marked it as to-read
Dec 28, 2020
Arin Komins
marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2020
Colleen
marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2021
Randy Smith
marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2021
Lauren
marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2021
Dave Bamford
marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2021
Shannon
marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2021
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Last Ritual
  • Wrath of N'kai
  • Questland
  • The Lamplighters
  • The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer, #1)
  • Piranesi
  • The Echo Wife
  • Timeline
  • The Summer Job
  • A Song for Quiet (Persons Non Grata #2)
  • The Night of Dagon (The Lovecraft Mysteries #1)
  • Fable (Fable, #1)
  • Airframe
  • The Green and the Black
  • The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil
  • The Pearl
  • The Eternal Enemy
  • Brambles (Dauntless Path, #0.5)
See similar books…
43 followers
Recently plunged into the Roaring Twenties for the Arkaham Horror title Mask of Silver. I've written three novels set in the Forgotten Realms, Cold Steel and Secrets, City of the Dead and Crypt of the Moaning Diamond as well as several short stories about this Dungeons & Dragons shared world. When not battling cosmic horrors, animated skeletons, and other supernatural foes, I'm authoring tales of ...more

News & Interviews

  Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people love books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts through...
31 likes · 7 comments
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »
“More than once in the orphanage, I’d been asked if I wanted to look different. Truth is, I never did. I knew who I was when I looked into the mirror, my mother’s daughter.” 0 likes
More quotes…