Arkham Horror: Wrath of N'Kai by Josh Reynolds

Wrath of N'kai

An Arkham Horror Novel

Wrath of N'kai

An Arkham Horror Novel

By Josh Reynolds

The first in a new range of novels of eldritch adventure from the wildly popular Arkham Horror, an international thief of esoteric artifacts stumbles onto a nightmarish cult in 1920s New England.

Countess Alessandra Zorzi, international adventurer and thief, arrives in Arkham pursuing an ancient body freshly exhumed from a mound in Oklahoma, of curious provenance and peculiar characteristics. But before she can steal it, another party beats her to it. During the resulting gunfight at the Miskatonic Museum, the countess makes eye contact with the petrified corpse and begins an adventure of discovery outside her wildest experiences. Now, caught between her mysterious client, the police, and a society of necrophagic connoisseurs, she finds herself on the trail of a resurrected mummy as well as the star-born terror gestating within it.

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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: 336pp
Cover Art: Daniel Strange
Genre: Fantasy

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: September 1, 2020
UK On Sale Date: October 1, 2020
Paperback ISBN: 9781839080111
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: September 1, 2020
ebook ISBN: 9781839080128


Global On Sale: December 7, 2021
ISBN: 9781666190465

GraphicAudio Drama

Global On Sale: May 16, 2022
ISBN: 9781685086237

About the Author

JOSH REYNOLDS is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories, including the wildly popular Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000. He grew up in South Carolina and now lives in Sheffield, UK.

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Interviews and Articles

“[Arkham Horror] is one of my favorite board games, though I haven’t played the newest edition. Taking an hour or so to set up all those boards and cards and then getting eaten by Azathoth in around twenty minutes – perfection.”
Track of Words, Interview with Josh Reynolds, author of Wrath of N’kai

Interview with Josh Reynolds, author of Wrath of N’kai
The Great Old Ones Gaming podcast Beyond the Veil #6



“Just going to go ahead and spoil the review here: I loved this book. Not only did the story do a good job of engaging me, it also did a fantastic job of sprinkling in enough Arkham Horror lore along the way.”
Boards & Swords

“A novel with prose that I found absolutely delicious. I found myself not only wanting to read more of Reynolds’ work but also wanting to dig into the table top game and pull my friends along for the ride. For me, Wrath of N’kai earns a five out of five.”
Lauren’s Bookshelf

Wrath of N’kai is yet more evidence, were it needed, that Reynolds is the reigning master of the occult detective genre. There is no one who does it better, and Wrath of N’kai should take pride of place in anyone’s occult horror collection.”
SciFi and Fantasy Reviewer

“A great and engaging story that tells a new tale of the cthulhu mythos while dropping in a few famous faces. Wrath of N’kai is an excellent book to kickstart this new series which, if this entry is anything to go by, is going to be a big hit with fans both old and new.”
Mass Movement

“Reynolds brings Arkham to life with the towns’ rich atmosphere and skilfully crafted cast of characters. Wrath of N’kai truly feels like a game of Arkham Horror in page form and any fan of occult horror would be happy to have this in their collection.”
The Great Old Ones Gaming

“It’s exactly what I want from a Cthulhu Mythos themed adventure novel and a Pulpy throwback that hits the spot perfectly.”
Grimdark Magazine

“I adored this book. It was just so much fun… A perfect example of what makes this a great franchise.”

Wrath of N’kai is eminently enjoyable read and sets the bar very high for future entries in the Arkham Horror series.”
Culture Vs News

“A deftly crafted fantasy fiction set in the literary world of H P Lovecraft. Highly recommended.”
Midwest Book Review

“I loved this book, it was a thoroughly enjoyable story which whilst grounded in the Cthulhu mythos, did not delve into it too deeply, nor did it require me to have more than passing knowledge. In fact I think if a layperson was to pick up this book and read it, they would get on with it perfectly fine without knowing a thing about the mythos.”
Big Geordie Geek

“The book is gripping from start to finish, the mystery successfully drives it and the villains are nasty enough to keep you entertained and understand the character’s fear, if not instilling any into you. Overall it’s a good read which makes for a great entrance into the world of Arkham Horror.”
The Gameshelf

“A welcome addition to the pulpy Horror setting. I also appreciate Josh Reynolds’ other work from Black Library so I was excited to give this one a shot and I’m glad I did. If you’re looking for fun read from the streets of Arkham then check out Wrath of N’kai.”
Bell of Lost Souls

Wrath of N’kai has a lively pace, and I often read multiple short chapters at a single sitting. It is definitely more pulp adventure than weird horror, despite the Lovecraftian praeternatural elements.”
The Hermetic Library

“Pulp cthulhuoid classic… Wrath of N’kai is a solidly written tale that delivers a fast-paced story with ample amounts of action, intrigue, and mystery.”
The Dunwich Review

“All you really need to get on with Wrath of N’kai is a desire for a little fun. Blood-soaked, otherworldly fun, but fun nonetheless. 5 out of 5 stars.”
Drop Lowest

Wrath of N’kai is wearing its pulpy heart on its sleeve. This is a fast-paced story that doesn’t burden you with more detail than the story really needs. All-in-all a satisfying read.”
Fistful of Meeples

“A Lovecraftian piece of pulp fiction set in the classic 1920’s era. Tough guys, tougher women, blazing guns, eldritch horrors. What more could you want?”

“A solid entry in the canon. This makes Wrath of N’kai both a good introduction to the setting and a worthwhile read for the longtime fan.”
Strange Assembly

Praise for Josh Reynolds

“Classic pulp adventure story, fast paced and engrossing. He effortlessly captures the feel of the period in his prose.”
– The British Fantasy Society

“An effortless read and will do very nicely for anyone looking for high quality pulp fantasy action.”
– Starburst magazine

“The horror is the perfect Lovecraftian mix of utterly inexplicable and all too personal. The plot is twisty and dense without ever being complicated. The reveal is at once shocking and inevitable. I had a ball reading this.”
– Waterstones Bookseller

Arkham Horror: Wrath of N'Kai by Josh Reynolds

Global Ebook On Sale: September 1, 2020
US Paperback On Sale: September 1, 2020
UK Paperback On Sale: October 1, 2020
Global Audiobook On Sale: December 7, 2021 GraphicAudio Drama On Sale: May 16, 2022

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