Arkham Horror: Mask of Silver by Rosemary Jones

Mask of Silver

An Arkham Horror Novel

Mask of Silver

An Arkham Horror Novel

By Rosemary Jones

A stunning return to Arkham Horror when a movie director shoots his silent horror masterpiece in eerie Arkham, capturing crawling nightmares instead of moving pictures, in this chilling novel of creeping dread

Hollywood make-up artist and costumier, Jeany Lin, travels to Arkham to work on the new “nightmare movie” by enigmatic director Sydney Fitzmaurice. The star is her sister, Renee Love, Sydney’s collaborator and lover. Desperate to outdo the thrills and terror of Lon Chaney’s popular pictures, Sydney prepares occult-infused dream sequences for Love and her co-stars to perform. But there’s more than mere imagery at play as the cast suffer recurring nightmares, accidents, and impossible waking visions. When events take a sinister turn and people start dying on set, it’s up to Jeany to unmask the monsters before Sydney’s obsessions doom them 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: 336pp
Cover Art: Daniel Strange
Genre: Fantasy


Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
UK On Sale Date: April 1, 2021
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080159
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm


Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: January 5, 2021
ebook ISBN: 9781839080166


Audiobook

Global On Sale: February 22, 2022
ISBN: 9781666190762


ROSEMARY JONES is an ardent collector of children’s books, and a fan of talkies and silent movies. She is the author of bestselling novels in Dungeons & Dragons’ Forgotten Realms setting, numerous novellas, short stories, and collaborations.

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“Chilling, horrifying and thought-provoking in equal measure, Mask of Silver is a superlative piece of Arkham Horror fiction from Rosemary Jones, and is perhaps one of the best titles in the setting yet published by Aconyte Books. ”
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer

Mask of Silver definitely earned a five out of five from me, it is definitely worth giving a shot if you get the chance.”
Lauren’s Bookshelf

“Silent movies and quietly unsettling cosmic horror just seem like such a good match, and the pulpy but creepy Arkham Horror setting is a perfect place for this story to live – this isn’t a story concerned with jump scares, gore or anything outright nasty, but anyone interested in a creepy tale of life mirroring art in the era of silent movies is in for a treat”
Track of Words

“This is a suspense story more than it is horror and we see it all through Jenny Lin’s eyes. Jenny knows that Sydney is up to something. She knows the house is helping him. She knows that Renee is the pivot point and that the silver mask is evil. The suspense builds as recurring nightmares, inexplicable events, unlikely injuries, cast disappearances, and other accouterments of horror tales start happening as the solstice approaches.”
SFRevu

“This is a suspense story more than it is horror and we see it all through Jenny Lin’s eyes. Jenny knows that Sydney is up to something. She knows the house is helping him. She knows that Renee is the pivot point and that the silver mask is evil. The suspense builds as recurring nightmares, inexplicable events, unlikely injuries, cast disappearances, and other accouterments of horror tales start happening as the solstice approaches.”
SF Revu

“If you enjoy well-researched historical fiction and horror that is more about creepiness and something awful lurking nearby, you’ll enjoy Mask of Silver. Fans of Arkham Horror and other Lovecraftiana will also enjoy this clever twist on one of the mainstays of the Mythos.”
History That Never Was

“Absolutely gripping… I absolutely do recommend this, for the mood of Golden Age silent movies combined with ancient unknowable evils. Magic of all kinds, and regular folks trying to survive in many ways. I loved Mask of Silver, and am very much looking forward to the next title in this excellent series.”
The Catbox

“I may have a new favorite Arkham story: Mask of Silver… [a] slow-burn work of unsettling horror.”
Fistful of Meeples

“A slow burn, low-key tale of cosmic horror.”
Strange Assembly

“Pure entertainment… Jones takes stereotypes and turns them on their ear.”
– Fantasy Debut

“Pure entertainment.”
– Fantasy Debut

Arkham Horror: Mask of Silver by Rosemary Jones

Global Ebook On Sale: January 5, 2021
US Paperback On Sale: January 5, 2021
UK Paperback On Sale: April 1, 2021
Global Audiobook On Sale: February 22, 2022

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