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Mask of Silver

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  13 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
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 5th 2021 by Aconyte
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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
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
Michael Botterill
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have been provided with an advance copy of the new Arkham Horror book Mask of Silver by Rosemary Jones, published by Aconyte Books, so here is the honest review I promised in exchange for the book.

So here is an important disclaimer which is always important to put out there first. I have a casual work contact with Asmodee to demonstrate board games for them in stores and at conventions. Asmodee being the parent company of Aconyte the publisher.

I am going to try my best to not let that cloud my
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
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
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
Joe Crowe
May 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have been blasting my way through Arkham Horror novels until this one.

This one, I don't want to finish. It's not at all because I don't like it. I like it *too much* and I don't really want it to be over.

This one contains mystery and thriller elements that would have been at home in a classic Universal monster movie.

One of the best things about this line of novels is the gateway to new authors -- in this case, I had not heard of Rosemary Jones before now. And as I speak, I've got one of her
Rian Monson
Jun 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved it, thought it was a bit slow on the horror heating up, but overall an awesome book. Plus I love reading of old Hollywood. Would like to read another story in this series by this author, have to check if she's written other books.
Liked this book alot better then "The Last Ritual", not to say that was a bad book, this one had an ending that felt right, the other seemed like the Author couldn't figure out how he wanted to end it.
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.
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.
Apr 14, 2021 rated it did not like it
"Mask of Silver" by Rosemary Jones is by far the WORST "Arkham Horror" book I've ever read. If you need to know more, read on.

"Arkham Horror" is from a board/card/mobile gaming universe based on the "Cthulhu Mythos" of H.P. Lovecraft. The game company Asmodee (who owns Fantasy Flight Games) has been putting out "Arkham Horror" novels for years now for fans of their various games.

"Mask of Silver" took me nearly four months to read. Why? When I had the choice to read it, I often picked listening
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