Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells

CHARLOTTE LLEWELYN-WELLS is a bibliophile who took a wrong turn in the wardrobe and ended up as an editor – luckily it was the best choice she ever made. She’s a geek and fangirl with an addiction to unicorns, ice hockey and ice cream.

Interviews and Articles

“Lovecraft has endured, but I think what I like most is the way that people have taken his ideas and run with them. Created new adaptations, twisted them, and bought their own views and experiences to his work. I really love what some modern authors, and games like Arkham Horror have done, which is to take these works and use them as a basis for their exploration of these ideas. It really means we can open it up to reflect the world we live in, and the experiences of those around us, rather than just those that Lovecraft deemed fitting. ”
Trans-Scribe, Interview with Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells, editor of The Devourer Below

“One incredible planet. Nine tales of adventure.”
Track of Words, Interview with Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells, anthology editor


“We wanted authors to find parts of the setting that they were interested in exploring and stories they wanted to tell.”
The Epic Quest, interview with the editor of Tales from the Crucible: A KeyForge Anthology

Author News
Anything is Possible on an Impossible World: KeyForge – Tales of the Crucible edited by Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells December 17, 2019 An impossible world filled with myriad peoples battling for mystical Æmber (and everyone else who’s just trying to get along) – it can only be KeyForge! Introducing Tales From the Crucible: A KeyForge Anthology, edited by Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells, which flies screaming onto your bookshelf in June 2020. KeyForge is chock-full… Read more.
Incoming – Here Are Our First Titles! November 26, 2019 It’s time to yank the tarps off this intriguing pile that we’ve kept under wraps all this year, and tell you about our first publications. When we launch the Aconyte range of novels based on your favourite Asmodee games in May 2020, all these books are heading your way in… Read more.

“As a whole this anthology stands up brilliantly as a compelling collection of satisfyingly pulpy and horror-tinged 1920s-set adventures”
Track of Words

“Good solid space opera standalones”
Red Hat Cat Reviews

“Even for those with no involvement in Cthulhvian gaming, the suite of stories set against the background of a global conspiracy of alien sorcery and lost technology is enjoyable.”

“Anyone who likes discovering new worlds and new alien species will enjoy The Stars Beyond. If space and alien stories aren’t usually your thing there is still a good chance you will enjoy this book.”
Cosmic Circus

“Particular standouts for me were Josh Reynolds’ ‘The Hounds Below’, which combined the very real horrors of The Great War with deeper human fears of madness, starvation… and what those may mean when combined together. Also ‘The Darkling Woods’ by Cath Lauria was its own kind of fairytale. I’ve never seen a Lovecraftian story with children as the protagonists, but does this mean they’re able to deal with dark fairytale dangers more effectively than the adults around them?”
The Catbox

“All the stories introduce new characters, and I imagine that we will soon see these heroes in new stories and books in the series.”
SF Revu

“I’ve really enjoyed the Arkham Horror novels I’ve read, and have found them to be some incredibly creepy and compelling horror mystery stories, so I’m absolutely over the moon to see these tales work so well in short story form too, and I’m excited to see more anthology books like this. ”

“This was a very enjoyable and creepy book, a lot of emotions were played with and some fantastic characters to root for, or be horrified by.”
Big Geordie Geek

“An entertaining horror anthology with plenty of chills.”
Muse Books

“All eight stories in this collection are strong reads and have done a great job of tiding me over until I have the chance to pick up more full length novels and further familiarize me with the universe of the series. I can’t wait to read more from this series and maybe even try the board game.”
Never Anyone Else

“Not only are each of the stories engaging, atmospheric and deeply compelling slices of Jazz Age horror fiction by themselves, but editor Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells has ensured that every tale progresses the overarching narrative of the horrifying activities and occult plots of the Cult of Umôrdhoth, developing a cohesive and chilling meta-narrative that comes to an action-packed and quietly unsettling conclusion. ”
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer

“As always with Aconyte’s impressive (and ever-growing) range, it also finds a satisfying balance between being detailed enough for existing fans of this IP and accessible enough for readers taking their first steps into Arkham Horror fiction. All told it’s fun, suitably creepy, wonderfully varied and consistently entertaining. What more could we ask for?”
Track of Words

“An unexpectedly charming little window into the thoroughly weird world of the Crucible, and of Keyforge.”
Drop Lowest

“I absolutely loved every minute of reading this anthology… If KeyForge as a game is even a tenth as fun, enjoyable and heartening as Tales from the Crucible, then it will have found a dedicated fan in me and, I’m certain, many other readers.”
SciFi and Fantasy Reviewer

“The collection flows really well from one story into another with aspects of the universe introduced in earlier stories being built upon in later ones… [Tales from the Crucible is] an amazing introduction to the world of KeyForge.”
Big Geordie Geek

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