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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

Chaos is coming to Arkham, and its herald is Randall Tillinghast. The dapper older gentleman has recently arrived in the city and his establishment of a new occult bookshop draws the ire of Carl Sanford, the head of Arkham’s secret, esoteric order, the Silver Twilight Lodge.
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 consolidate his dreams of power before turning his sights on the Lodge.

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
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

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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Praise for The Sanford Files

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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

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