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Something dark sleeps deep in the ocean, emanating a power darker and more destructive than anything imaginable. And there are those that would wish to. Arkham Horror: Ghouls of the Miskatonic (The Dark Waters Trilogy Book 1) – Experience the horrors of a haunted New England city in the s. Ghouls of the Miskatonic. Something dark sleeps deep in the ocean, emanating a power darker and more destructive than anything imaginable. And there are.

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Suspense was also highly limited. When the mutilated body of a student is found on the grounds of Miskatonic University, the baffled authorities struggle to miekatonic who – or what – is responsible.

I niskatonic this book does not. When all is said and done, this is one which can be marked down as just okay. I’ll have to re-read it and give it a better review once I get the second one but I remember I picked up this book randomly because I was going through an HP Lovecraft phase and wanted to read anything I could about Miskatonic University etc and I figured it would be cool to read a story that was based in the Arkham Massachusetts area.

The Fantasy Flight Games novels are based on their board games, and this one is modelled after “Arkham Horror”. It was suppose to take place inyet the way the author was describing some characters it felt like modern da Even after reading this book, it is hard to know how much I enjoyed it. Miakatonic the hallmarks of a great weird tale are there, and the one trip to “another dimension” was actually quite thrilling.

And there are just too many characters running around, which is probably less the fault of the author as I imagine the licensee wanted as many characters from the game as possible. I do think it could have benefited from tighter editing.

Refresh and try again. The volume does provide a plot resolution, while leaving a few key questions unanswered, allowing the demand for a sequel to be posed in the epilogue.

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Other books in the series. And likewise McNeill gave us quite a few characters who were more motivated and meaningful to the story, but weren’t in the game. I definitely won’t be reading further into this series. That’s gonna make it harder to quit! Skip to content Forma t: View all 5 comments. This is due to the very modern way the characters are portrayed without any bias concerning racism, religion, etc.

The second one is a massive amalgamation pastiche of many, many Lovecraftian and Lovecraft-esque ideas, with changes made to make things a bit more “peppy” screw ghouls that only eat on the dead Ghouls of the Miskatonic is two novellas and a guidebook in one book. All of this said, as soon as you let go of what you expect a Cthulhu mythos story and the 20s to be, it’s a pretty good story.

As a Mythos story, it leaves a lot to be desired.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Fans of HPL will probably get a kick out of it. It’s fun in a slightly cheesy way. There are lots of ghouls, ancient gods, and cultists creeping around. Were there not less conspicuous people to kill? But a shocking murder has upset the tranquility of Arkham, Massachusetts.

Dark Waters 1Arkham Horror. Imagine if Hunger Games ended right before the games started. I’ll have to re-read it and give it a better review once I get the second one but I remember enjoying it.

The book is technically proficient, but somehow, the heart is missing. Based on a board game Arkham Horrorwhich is based on a role-playing game Call of Cthulhuwhich is in turn based on a set of stories by H. While a Miskatonic professor seeks answers in the ramblings of an insane former colleague, nightmares of a terrifying sunken city plague his most gifted student.

It was hard to get there. Inexplicably, a minor character locked in a mental hospital outside of town calls down fire from the sky, at the behest of the very god the cultists serve, and the fire only hits the frat house. The book fleshes the game out a bit and captures its feel and essense very well. The plot involves efforts to resurrect that greatest of Great Old Ones, Cthulhu, from the depths of the South Pacific. A lot of it is definitely step-up and with so much groundwork laid down for later books, it should probably be best regarded as the first part of a greater tale.

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I’m a sucker for cliffhangers, even when a book isn’t good, so it was nice to have an excuse not to buy the next two books in this series. One of the things that made this novel a bit better that others of its ilk, is that McNeill isn’t a “cosmic name-dropper. Nothing happened until half of the book. Oh yeah, the white captain of the football team asks her out on a date.

Ghouls of the Miskatonic

I felt the characters were weak in the story. But, overall, it was an enjoyable read. I like to think to think that the Arkham Horror series takes place in an alternate version of the Cthulhu mythos where all of the depressing things about the twenties racism, sexism, etc. This is not the sole defining feature of her character though and she’s developed from the very outset on different grounds, the touch about experience with voodoo seems a bit tacked on.

Ghouls of the Miskatonic by Graham McNeill

It was suppose to take place inyet the way the author was describing some characters it felt like modern day. Dark Waters 3 books. The problem is that by the end I really enjoyed it. Ultimately it’s the perfect three star novel; it does everything you want it to do just well enough to have you finish it, but not necessarily well enough to recommend it to everyone Ghouls of the Miskatonic was exactly what I thought it would be; an entertaining, non-thought provoking fantasy novel that while not poorly written certainly won’t have anyone clamoring to hand over any literary awards.