The Lovecraft Squad: Rising (Paperback)
“Series creator Jones continues the adventures of the Lovecraft Squad, more properly known as the Human Protection League, in this entertaining shared-world anthology that marries fiction to historical events.” —Publishers Weekly
From its new headquarters, the Human Protection League (colloquially known as “The Lovecraft Squad”) must regroup against the rising tide of supernatural threats from such clandestine cults as The Olde Fellowes and The Esoteric Order of Dagon, who worship a group of ancient deities known as the Great Old Ones. As their unholy acolytes prepare to resurrect these multi-dimensional gods from their imprisonment beneath the earth and beyond the stars, the universe hovers on the brink of an Eldritch War such as it has never known before. The only thing that may stand between victory or the enslavement and eventual destruction of the human race itself is a man out of his own time—a writer, a visionary, a dreamer on the night-side . . .
With contributions by: Peter Atkins, Stephen Baxter, Mike Chinn, Adrian Cole, Brian Hodge, Lisa Morton, Thana Niveau, Reggie Oliver, John Llewellyn Probert, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith, Steve Rasnic Tem, and Jo Fletcher.
Stephen Jones is one of Britain’s most acclaimed horror and dark fantasy writers and editors, with more than 140 books to his credit. He is a Hugo Award nominee and the winner of three World Fantasy Awards, three International Horror Guild Awards, four Bram Stoker Awards, twenty-one British Fantasy Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. You can visit his web site at www.stephenjoneseditor.com or follow him on Facebook at Stephen Jones-Editor. He lives in London, England.
A grisly, gripping tale of terror with roots in medieval English history and Lovecraftian horror.