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The Shadow on the Glass

A Cthulhu by Gaslight Novel

The Shadow on the Glass

A Cthulhu by Gaslight Novel

By Jonathan L Howard

When two spiritist swindlers accidentally summon something horrific from beyond the stars, they must thwart a sinister time-spanning plot, in this first Victorian-era gaslight fantasy set in the world of Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu

London, 1891. Elizabeth Whittle and William Grant enjoy scalping London’s bourgeoisie, taking on the personas of grand spiritist Cerulia Trent and her agent to connect the living and the dead. When a detective arrives, sniffing out fraud with a scientifically minded spiritualist society, the duo decides to take one last job before escaping to the continent. However, their final séance ends horrifically… and soon Lizzie isn’t Lizzie anymore. William, desperate to banish whatever monster they summoned, is soon embroiled in an electrifying eldritch mystery where he makes a deal with the devil to save his friend and stop an even greater evil from transforming the known world.

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Call of Cthulhu

Call of Cthulhu

There are realities other than the mundane one we perceive. Its places, people and occurrences are inexplicable to rational scientific thinking and antithetical to our existence. Ancient lore, monsters, forbidden tomes, and diabolical cults are just the forerunners of the unimaginable entities who dwell in the cosmic void. They are coming for us: our world and our very minds.
Exposure to such horrors can lead to madness, but some bold souls must make a stand against these seemingly insurmountable odds. Defeating them will save the world as we know it; failure will usher in the end times. Can you hear the Call of Cthulhu?

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Publication Details

Page Count: 336pp
Cover Art: 3 Bit Studios
Genre: Horror


Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: July 2, 2024
UK On Sale Date: September 26, 2024
Paperback ISBN: 9781839082993
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm


Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: July 2, 2024
ebook ISBN: 9781839083006

About the Author


JONATHAN L HOWARD is an acclaimed writer, video game designer, and BAFTA-nominated scriptwriter, well known for his darkly charming Johannes Cabal the Necromancer series, his Mythos-adjacent Carter & Lovecraft duology, and the YA science fiction Russalka Chronicles. He lives in the English West Country with his family.

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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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