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Herald of Ruin

An Arkham Horror Novel

Herald of Ruin

An Arkham Horror Novel

By Tim Pratt

The enigmatic Carl Sanford is the master of all things occult in Arkham, until a charismatic newcomer threatens to take everything away from him in this dark mystery set in the world of Arkham Horror

Carl Sanford’s mastery of the Silver Twilight Lodge gives him unbridled power and influence, but unforeseen turmoil is coming to Arkham… A new occult curiosity shop in the city, opened by newcomer Randall Tillinghast, draws Sanford’s ire, challenging his formerly unrivalled authority. Sanford expects to crush the newcomer like an ant and take what he wants from the wreckage, but Randall Tillinghast isn’t quite as humble and harmless as he seems. In possession of an array of magical artifacts, Tillinghast begins to subvert Sanford’s reputation in more ways than one, forcing Carl Sanford to call all the monsters and magic at his disposal to stop him. Will it be enough?

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Arkham Horror

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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Publication Details

Series: The Sanford Files, book 2
Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: John Coulthart
Genre: Horror

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: July 2, 2024
UK On Sale Date: September 26, 2024
Paperback ISBN: 9781839082979
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: July 2, 2024
ebook ISBN: 9781839082986


Global On Sale: July 2, 2024
ISBN: 9798855551686

About the Author

TIM PRATT is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and finalist for the World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, and scores of short stories. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor.

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“Pratt has a really phenomenal hold on the lore of the Arkham universe and it is evident in his writing.”
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“It’s a hugely fun ride, and I’m certainly looking forward to how the story continues in future.”
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Praise for The Sanford Files

“A masterclass in how to bring the game series to life.”

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The Ravening Deep struck the perfect balance between creep factor and fun!”

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Global Ebook On Sale: July 2, 2024
US Paperback On Sale: July 2, 2024
UK Paperback On Sale: September 26, 2024
Global Audiobook On Sale: July 2, 2024

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