Arkham Horror: Litany of Dreams by Ari Marmell

Litany of Dreams

An Arkham Horror Novel

Litany of Dreams

An Arkham Horror Novel

By Ari Marmell

Dark incantations expose the minds of Miskatonic University students to supernatural horrors, in this chilling mystery novel of Arkham Horror

The mysterious disappearance of a gifted student at Miskatonic University spurs his troubled roommate, Elliot Raslo, into an investigation of his own. But Elliot already struggles against the maddening allure of a ceaseless chant that only he can hear… When Elliot’s search converges with that of a Greenland Inuk’s hunt for a stolen relic, they are left with yet more questions. Could there be a connection between Elliot’s litany and the broken stone stele covered in antediluvian writings that had obsessed his friend? Learning the answers will draw them into the heart of a devilish plot to rebirth an ancient horror.

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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

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

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: April 13, 2021
UK On Sale Date: June 10, 2021
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080272
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: April 13, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839080289


Global On Sale: March 15, 2022
ISBN: 9781666190823

About the Author

ARI MARMELL is the author of the Mick Oberon urban fantasy series, the Widdershins YA fantasy series and many others, alongside novels in Magic: the Gathering and the video game, Darksiders, as well as writing for several roleplaying games.

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Interviews and Articles

“Lovecraft had many stories in which brave white American explorers wind up collecting lore or relics from various ‘uncivilized tribes’ of, well, non-whites. I loved the idea of turning that on its head – not just as a social statement, but because of the really cool story potential.”
Track of Words, Interview with Ari Marmell, author of Litany of Dreams

“The building is Lovecraft’s Miskatonic University, and this is the first time I’ve attempted a proper depiction of the place.”
Feuilleton, Cover artist John Coulthart talks about designing the cover for Litany of Dreams


“I was reminded of many Lovecraftian movies (notably ‘Reanimator’, with the emphasis on Miskatonic University), but also ‘Evil Dead’ and even ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ The escalating fear of the protagonists is tangible, and there were several points where it genuinely seemed like there was no way out for them.”
The Catbox

“I was hooked on reading Litany of Dreams from the moment I’d devoured my way through the prologue. This was a book, quite different, to all the others I’d read recently; offering a call back to my teenaged years of reading horror with an opening so spill-chillingly captivating that I knew, before the book had even truly begun, I was going to enjoy every, disturbing minute of it.”
Eternal Bookcase

“This will be an obvious choice for fans of the Arkham Horror board and card games and the co-op universe, but for a broader audience who are not necessarily already fans of the canonical Lovecraft stories, this could be a good fit as well. It’s very well written and while it is horror, there’s very little actual gore (mostly some body horror).”
Non-Stop Reader

“this book was A LOT of fun. I’ve read a few different reimaginings in the Lovecraft universe this year, and they definitely are a little dry. This had a lot of action, some compelling characters and a really fun story.”
Only the Darkest Reads

“I think [Litany of Dreams] might make the cut to be on my best of 2021 list actually. It hooked my attention right off the bat!”
Never Anyone Else

“Let me tell you this book knocked my sock off! It was engaging, exciting, funny, terrifying and most of all it was really fun! It had everything I want from a horror novel. ”
Sue Kitty

Litany of Dreams has a very unusual feel for an Arkham book – whilst the growing, insurmountable dread is definitely there, the general vibe of large parts of the book felt more like a zombie apocalypse story – the shrinking numbers of survivors trying to stay alive against what feels like a never-ending wave of monstrously-transformed humans.”
The Storyboard

“I did enjoy this cool supernatural mystery, and the mood in it is absolutely fantastic.”
The Elder Books

Litany of Dreams is a fast-paced horror mystery with an enjoyable setting and it took me on a ride to a world that I had not experienced before. The ending was great as well as the commentary on the partnerships that we have to make to find the people we love or chase down the answers we seek.”
The Nerd Daily

“I greatly enjoyed Litany of Dreams, Marmell does a fantastic job with his character work and setting up this oppressive air of something terribly wrong having happened”
Lauren’s Bookshelf

“If like me you always thought that Miskatonic University was always the best part of Lovecraft, this book is for you!”
Strange and Random Happenstance

Litany of Dreams hooked my attention right off the bat and I enjoyed everything about it from the cast of characters, the dark historical fantasy 1920s setting, the core mystery, and the chilling horror. ”
Never Anyone Else

“Highly enjoyable and one I read in what felt like record time. The horror is initially slow and building, until the middle of the book when it becomes very real, some of it being almost post-apocalyptic in nature.”
Big Geordie Geek

“Hits the spot perfectly.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Superior storytelling and deft dialog make this a top-notch choice.”
– Library Journal

“Hits the spot perfectly.”
– Kirkus Reviews

Arkham Horror: Litany of Dreams by Ari Marmell

Global Ebook On Sale: April 13, 2021
US Paperback On Sale: April 13, 2021
UK Paperback On Sale: June 10, 2021
Global Audiobook On Sale: March 15, 2022

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