S A Sidor

S A SIDOR is the author of four dark crime thrillers and more recently two splendid supernatural-pulp adventures, Fury From the Tomb and The Beast of Nightfall Lodge. He lives near Chicago with his family.

Interviews and Articles

“Expect an atmosphere of creeping dread and slam-bang action.”
Track of Words

“I want readers to feel something. If a reader wonders if they’ve walked into a haunted, surreal painting, then I’ve gotten things right.”
Track of Words, Interview with S A Sidor, author of The Last Ritual

Author News
Everything You Can Imagine Is Real in Arkham Horror’s The Last Ritual by S A Sidor December 19, 2019 When Arkham is captivated by a gifted artist, the walls between reality and fantasy break down, and who knows what terrors lurk beyond those walls…  introducing our second Arkham Horror novel: The Last Ritual by S A Sidor, which paints a terrifying picture worldwide in August 2020. It’s time for the… 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.

“A fun read for all dedicated horror fantasy fans”
Midwest Book Review

“Overall, this book is great for anyone liking the supernatural, anyone who’s already a fan of the Arkham Horror series, or anyone who loves murder mysteries.”
Cosmic Circus

“It gives readers a different perspective on Arkham, a different type of adventure, and different scares. Go into it knowing that you’re going to get something new and you’re going to have a great time with it.”

“This is a wonderful pulp horror novel filled with an intriguing mystery, murder, witches and ancient beings…”
Mr Ghost Reads

“If you have been reading Aconyte’s catalog, then “The Lair of the Crystal Fang” will treat you to some worthwhile surprises. Alternatively, if you are a tabletop player that enjoys the game but wants to be exposed to more of the lore of the setting you spend hours playing with then I recommend this as a highly accessible story that will give your games a more in-depth feel.”
Arkham’s Historian

“If you are looking for a brilliant and pulpy novel look no further. Sidor’s writing suits the story and setting perfectly mixing the creepy horror and pulpy action to create something that you are hardly able to put down.”
What You Tolkien About

“Oh wow, where do I start, this book is thus far the best of Aconytes Arkham Horror offerings, despite mostly not being set in Arkham at all.”
Big Geordie Geek

“This book is absolutely the stuff of Saturday afternoon matinee movies. Leaving civilization behind, the characters travel far into the jungle, looking for a lost group of film-makers who apparently found the fabled Spider Queen. Did they survive?”
The Catbox

“This was a highly entertaining pulp horror adventure that included many horror tropes associated with Lovecraft, cosmic entities, giant spiders, other monsters, luminous fungi, and a dangerous jungle setting. Being mildly arachnophobic it was extra chilling for me when the spiders made an appearance.”
Muse’s Books

“Superbly written, deftly plotted and imbued with an absolutely first-rate cast of characters that easily retain the reader’s attention until the very last page, Cult of the Spider Queen is a highly-polished and deeply impressive slice of Jazz-Era horror, with Sidor demonstrating his rapidly-increasingly skills and talents as an author, as well as his innate understanding of both the Arkham Horror setting and Lovecraftian Horror in general.”
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer

“Creepy entertainment for less beautiful autumn days.”
Rosa Couch

“From the gloriously schlocky (in a good way) title to the exacting 1920s period details, “Cult of the Spider Queen” is a note-perfect, pulpy rollercoaster that reminds me of those weekly cinema serials back in the day such as “Flash Gordon” and King of the Rocketmen”, and it would be awesome if it was developed now for TV or a movie. This book is a must for horror fans and masochistic spider-haters alike.”
Kid Ferrous Reviews

“You know how you go to horror movies and shout, “Don’t go in that room!” Spider Queen makes you wonder why they went down that tributary, why they went on that warship that smelled bad, why they went into that shrine and on and on. But, it wouldn’t be much of a horror story if all the characters thought things out. Don’t go near that cave! Oh shoot, they did it anyway.”
Happy Horror Writer

“All in all though the novel is a fantastic creepy (and crawly) read. It builds the perfect balance of tension and suspense while keeping you intrigued and wanting more. A must read for fans of horror, cosmic horror, rip-roaring adventure, Lovecraftian inspired work or spiders in general!”
What You Tolkien About

“I generally felt immersed in the surroundings and was able to perfectly picture the rainforest and what the characters were going through. It even got to the point where I felt so itchy and fidgety as if I had spiders crawling all over me, insane.”
Uneducated Book Diary

“As unsettling and disturbing as anything that Lovecraft himself wrote… a complex, gripping roller coaster ride.”
Amazing Stories

“Whether this is your first introduction to the world of Arkham Horror or you’re a long time fan I’m sure that The Last Ritual will keep you hooked right up to the end.”

“Superbly written, deftly plotted, and imbued with Sidor’s absolutely phenomenal imagination and inherent understanding of the decaying, sumptuous décor of Jazz Age Arkham that hides a terrifying underside, The Last Ritual is one of the most enjoyable and memorable occult horror thrillers that I have read in a long time.”
SciFi and Fantasy Reviewer

The Last Ritual by S A Sidor is a perfect tie-in novel for the Arkham Horror universe… a fantastic yarn.”
Jeremiah Dylan Cook, Horror And Fantasy Writer

“This would make a wonderful TV serial, akin to the recent Lovecraft Country. I enjoyed my time in this strange land immensely, and am looking forward very much to the next titles in the series. Absolutely recommended.”
The Catbox

“What a beautifully-crafted piece of work The Last Ritual is, in all senses… provides a fascinating window into Eldritch activities that grow from unsettling to truly horrifying.”
Fistful of Meeples

The Last Ritual is a brilliantly eerie and well executed read.”
Book Vagabond

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