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Litany of Dreams: An Arkham Horror Novel

(Arkham Horror #19)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Dark incantations expose the minds of Miskatonic University students to supernatural horrors, in this chilling mystery novel of Arkham Horror

The mysterious disappearance of a gifted student at Miskatonic University spurs his troubled roommate, Elliot Raslo, into an investigation of his own. But Elliot already struggles against the maddening allure of a ceaseless chant that
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 13th 2021 by Aconyte
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Lauren Stoolfire
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Litany of Dreams (Arkham Horror #19) by Ari Marmell was quite the pleasant surprise. I've never played the Arkham Horror board game these novels and novellas are based on and I've never read any of those other stories either, but I absolutely loved this. I think it might make the cut to be on my best of 2021 list actually. It hooked my attention right off the bat and I enjoyed everything about it from the cast of characters, the d
This is a solid plot with multiples well-developed perspectives. I enjoyed getting mesmerized in this time period and the multiples dialects used to represent the different characters. I did have a hard time getting scared of this book which is because the aspect that was supposed to create the early tension was the litany, and I couldn't figure out how to imagine it being said. Because of my lack of understanding of the chants, all I was getting from them were incomprehensible sentences. Other ...more
Glenn Allen
Apr 06, 2021 rated it liked it
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Amy Walker  - Trans-Scribe Reviews
I've not played the Arkham Horror game, my only experience in this world is my knowledge of of Lovecraft's stories, and the only book in the series I've read so far, Arkham Horror: The Last Ritual. As such, when I began reading the latest release in the novel series, Arkham Horror: Litany of Dreams, I was expecting certain things; I was expecting shadowy cults, strange rituals, and mysterious relics. Whilst this book has all of these things, it also has a lot more going on in it; things that mak ...more
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Litany of Dreams is a horror novel set in the Arkham Horror universe; this was my first interaction with anything Arkham Horror related aside from it being on the periphery of basic knowledge. As such, I went into reading this novel somewhat blind to the wider-world and what the book ties-in with. Arkham Horror being both a co-operative board game and card game. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that although this book does tie in with a much larger world, a lack of prior knowledge wasn ...more
Michael Botterill
Mar 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have been provided with an advance copy of the new Arkham Horror book Litany of Dreams by Ari Marmell, 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
Apr 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I was first attracted to this book by the pretty purple cover and the intriguingly creepy short blurb. After I received it, I looked up Arkham Horror and discovered it is a card game based on Lovecraft’s horror. I had never heard of this game and I was honestly a little worried that this book would not be of a high quality and might be kind of silly. I was also concerned about the level of Lovecraftian influence. I can enjoy supernatural cosmic horror and otherworldly creatures of ooze and tenta ...more
Surprising no one at this point, this was yet another good read in the Arkham Horror book series launched by Aconyte Books.
All of these are standalone from each other, only sharing the setting and some background characters that may or may not make cameos between books so it’s easy to hop around between whichever sounds most interesting to you.

Forbidden tomes, eldritch monsters, insidious magic and ancient gods abound in this sometimes eerie historic adventure. The reader will spend nearly equ
Feb 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and Aconyte Books for this ARC!

Rating: 4.5/5

Litany of Dreams by Ari Marmell was the first Arkham horror novel that I have read but it will not be the last!

In this book we follow Elliot, a Psychology student at Miskatonic University, who is on a mission to find his missing roommate, Chester. Along with Billy and Daisy, together they are trying to unlock the mysteries around Chester’s disappearances while trying to survive the dangers that surround them. The pacing of this
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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While this is a recent release, I read an advance copy of this book that I received in exchange for a review.
In Litany of Dreams, Ari Marmell has crafted a wonderfully engaging Lovecraft story worthy of the name (and in many respects, better than many of the original stories). The novel’s opening draws the reader in, and as the mystery slowly resolves, new horrors show the unfathomable powers of the Great Old Ones. A very good horror story that is full of action, adventure, mystery, and heart.
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
My first ever horror read, and I like this book better than I thought I would.

An arc was gifted to me through net galley in exchange for an honest review.

I've been avoiding horror books since I am a scared cat but, I think this book is a very approachable book for a first-time horror reader. This book actually gives me more post-apocalyptic vibes rather than horror vibes. I think it is still acceptable for non-horror fans, and it definitely didn't prevent me from sleeping.

Now onto the book it
Mar 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
So I honestly picked this book up only because of the cover. I had no idea what Arkham horror was (batman was my best guess - its not batman).

With that being said I actually enjoyed this. Its Lovecraftian horror, so not really scary but a lot of screwing with peoples brains and a little bit of body horror. The mystery aspect of the story makes it a really engaging yet quick read.

I was shocked to discover indigenous rep in this story. I don't know how good the rep was because I'm not indigenous
Josie ❃The Bubbly Book Reviewer❃
The first chapter of this book certainly set the scene. For me, the decision to start there (even though very well written) didn’t help me with the flow of the rest of the book. I would have liked some more information about the relic earlier on in the book. Not a favourite for me but if you have some patience and are happy to enjoy the ride, then this book is for you.
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Ben Wright
Mar 26, 2021 marked it as to-read
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Litany of Dreams was a fun pulpy cthulhu adventure with the right level of "horror" that will keep anyone on their toes.
Simon Roadhouse
Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC (Advanced Review Copy)

The Cthulhu Mythos, in which this book is set, is a fictional (we hope) mythos of “Great Old Ones'' and other cosmic horrors that we mere humans cannot begin to comprehend, penned by H.P. Lovecraft in the early 1920s and one that I have spent a lot of time reading since I first read the Call of Cthulhu around 10 years ago.

This is the second “Arkham Horror Files'' novel published by Aconyte that I have had the pleasure to
Jade  theelderbooks
Feb 28, 2021 rated it liked it
Litany of dreams was kind of a strange book. It left me with a strange feeling of "what did I just read?"

I know the book is set in the Arkham Horror collection, but I must admit I have read nothing else from it. I don't know if I should have, to get a better idea of the general context.
Basically, the plot here is that Elliott, a college student sets out to find his friend who mysteriously disappeared after working of a secret project. Elliott, along with Daisy, college librarian, and Billy, an I
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When Ari Marmell has free time left over between feeding cats and posting on social media, he writes a little bit. His work includes novels, short stories, role-playing games, and video games, all of which he enjoyed in lieu of school work when growing up. He’s the author of the Mick Oberon gangland/urban fantasy series, the Widdershins YA fantasy series, and many others, with publishers such as D ...more

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