The Devourer Below

An Arkham Horror Anthology

The Devourer Below

An Arkham Horror Anthology

Edited by Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells

The city of Arkham falls prey to ghoulish dread in this chilling anthology of action-packed adventure, from the bestselling world of Arkham Horror

Something monstrous has come to Arkham, Massachusetts. There have always been shadows here, but now a new hunger has risen from the depths and threatens those who dwell here. But there are heroes too – people who stand up and fight to stem the tide, even when it costs them everything. Explore eight shocking new tales of occult horror, captivating mystery, and existential fear – from a zealous new heroine to conniving cultists, bootleg whiskey to night terrors, and fiends that crawl from open graves. A nightmare has fallen across Arkham, and it will devour all.

Arkham Horror

It is the height of the Roaring Twenties – a fresh enthusiasm for the arts, science, and exploration of the past have opened doors to a wider world, and beyond… And yet, a dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien entities known as Ancient Ones lurk in the emptiness beyond space and time, writhing at the thresholds between worlds. Eldritch rituals must be stopped and alien creatures destroyed; before the Ancient Ones make our world their ruined dominion. Only a handful of investigators stand against the horrors threatening to tear this world apart. Will they prevail?

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Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: John Coulthart
Genre: Anthology and Fantasy


Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
UK On Sale Date: September 2, 2021
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080968
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm


Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: July 6, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839080975


Audiobook coming soon


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.

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By day, EVAN DICKEN studies old Japanese maps and crunches numbers for all manner of fascinating research at the Ohio State University. By night, he does neither of these things. His work has most recently appeared in Analog, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Strange Horizons, and he has stories forthcoming from Black Library and Rampant Loon Press.

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GEORGINA KAMSIKA is a speculative fiction writer born in Yorkshire, England, to Anglo-Indian immigrant parents and has spent most of her life explaining her English first name, Polish surname and South Asian features. Georgina is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop where her first novel, Goddess of the North, started life as a short story.

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THOMAS PARROTT lives in middle Georgia, US with his wife and three cats. He is the author of several short stories and novellas set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

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JOSH REYNOLDS is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories, including the wildly popular Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000. He grew up in South Carolina and now lives in Sheffield, UK.

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DAVID ANNANDALE is a lecturer at a Canadian university on subjects ranging from English literature to horror films and video games. He is the author of many novels in the New York Times-bestselling Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40,000 universe, and a co-host of the Hugo Award-nominated podcast Skiffy and Fanty.

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DAVIDE MANA was born and raised in Turin, Italy, with brief stints in London, Bonn and Urbino, where he studied paleontology (with a specialization in marine plankton) and geology. He currently lives in the wine hills of southern Piedmont, where he is a writer, translator and game designer. In his spare time, he cooks and listens to music, photographs the local feral cats, and collects old books. He co-hosts a podcast about horror movies, called Paura & Delirio.

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CATH LAURIA is a Colorado girl who loves snow and sunshine. She is a prolific author of science fiction, fantasy, suspense and romance fiction, and has a vast collection of beautiful edged weapons.

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“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

“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. ”
Trans-Scribe

“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

“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

“Pulp cthulhuoid classic… Wrath of N’kai is a solidly written tale that delivers a fast-paced story with ample amounts of action, intrigue, and mystery.”
– The Dunwich Review

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

“Truly feels like a game of Arkham Horror in page form and any fan of occult horror would be happy to have this in their collection.”
– The Great Old Ones Gaming

“Truly feels like a game of Arkham Horror in page form and any fan of occult horror would be happy to have this in their collection.”
– The Great Old Ones Gaming

Ebook: July 6, 2021

US paperback: July 6, 2021

UK paperback: September 2, 2021

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