Who creates and controls the shoggoths? For Professor Thomas Ironwood and his heavily armed team, the answer is crucial. The fate of the free world hangs in the balance.
The solution? Return to the tunnels beneath the Mojave Desert, locate a gigantic subterranean vault and unlock the secrets it contains. Deadly primal secrets that lie in wait from a time before human life began!
Byron Craft once again takes us below the earth in this SHOGGOTH sequel enveloping us with tentacles, claws, and mucus glop. A talented fusion of Lovecraftian sci-fi, mystery, fantasy, and horror with a 21st-century twist.
SHOGGOTHis the second novel in Craft's planned five novel Mythos Series, pulls us into an underworld festering with mystery and potential mayhem.
An accepted theory exists that millions of years ago a celestial catastrophic occurrence wiped out every living thing on the planet. This theory may be flawed. Fast-forward to the 21st century. A handful of scientists, allied with the military, discover a massive network of tunnels beneath the Mojave Desert. Below, lies an ancient survivor, waiting...and it's hungry!
Once again, Byron Craft drags us by this tentacles into a masterful mix of Lovecraftian science fiction, mystery, fantasy and horror.
THE CRY OF CTHULHU
"The CRY of CTHULHU" (originally published under the title: "The Alchemist's Notebook") is Craft's first novel in his five part Mythos Series.
The book was re-titled "The CRY of Cthulhu" due to the unexpected popularity of the original title of the screen play.
This novelization of The Cry of Cthulhu film project is about a shell-shocked Vietnam vet, and his wife. They inherit an old country estate in Germany around the time his company transfers him to the same area. The two soon discover that the coincidence is really too good to be true. Their home rests near a timeworn door into the earth that is poised to open, exposing all to a horde of four-dimensional beings. Soon the line between our reality and that other space-time will be blurred forever, leaving mankind to be consumed by shrill, shrieking terror. Only one man has the slimmest chance to save our planet and, even though he has no place to hide, he prefers to run.
In the style of H.P. Lovecraft, Byron Craft brings the Cthulhu Mythos and the Necronomicon back to life. The CRY Of CTHULHU leads the reader through a terrifying Lovecraftian web of mystery, horror and apocalyptic doom.
For those readers who want "the first" book published by Byron Craft, originally released as "The Alchemist's Notebook," now "The CRY of CTHULHU," there is a bonus in the e-book edition. The first release is still available on these retail sites: This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
SOFT COVER Edition: The soft cover edition of Byron Craft's book "The Alchemist's Notebook" is filled with great black & white images, created by Tom Sullivan, depicting story details. Check out the "look inside" feature on Amazon.com for a sneak peak!
E-BOOK Edition The e-book version offers several of Tom Sullivan's images in the glorious color that he created them in. If you prefer using your Kindle, Nook, computer or smart phone to read "The Alchemist's Notebook," then this if the option for you!
The Arkham Detective Series:
THE ARKHAM DETECTIVE series now has FIVE titles to choose from! All titles and can be found in both softcover and Kindle versions. The first four books are available in a single collection.
DEATH ON THE ARKHAM EXPRESS
The newest release (May, 2019)! Ride the rails with this Cthulhu Mythos mystery! The Arkham Detective is back!
A well-earned first-class ticket on the train from New York to Arkham, intended as a pleasurable trip, is sidetracked into a grotesque journey. Commuters’ heads are bashed in by an invisible assailant and the only law on board is . . .
You guessed it; our detective from Arkham.
THE DUNWICH DUNGEON
In The Dunwich Dungeon, the final book in the first series, a seven-foot tall man in black has caused the Detective's good friend to go missing; a woman is brutally murdered in a museum, and mysterious artifacts lead us on a trail to inter-dimensional horrors.
This time the Arkham Detective is armed to the teeth, and determined to avenge murder with mayhem.
THE DEVIL CAME TO ARKHAM
The Devil Came to Arkham is the third installment in a four-part series about a hard-boiled police detective who is in charge of the Mythos Division.
In “The Devil Came to Arkham” the Great Depression is still in full swing and the economy and the dregs of the community have taken a toll on the not-so-fair city of Arkham. To top it all off, a strange and eerie fellow by the name of Corvus Astaroth has taken up residence and the masses are falling deathly ill. Coincidence? It is up to our Detective with No Name to solve the mystery and save his hometown, including those he calls family.
The Arkham Detective returns to investigate a murder and the kidnapping of a small child. The trail leads to Innsmouth by the sea, where the mystery unfolds with the frightful creatures that lurk there and the discovery of what they intend to call up from beneath. A true Lovecraftian tale. .
Cthulhu’s Minions, in this story, are Pilot Demons. They originally came into being in my novel “The Alchemist’s Notebook” (recently re-released and re-titled as "The CRY of CTHULHU" based on my screenplay “The Cry of Cthulhu”).
They are creepy little things that became such great supporting characters (in a terrible sort of way) that I thought that they deserved their own separate story.
“Cthulhu’s Minions” takes place in an alternate universe somewhat like the 1930’s when H.P. Lovecraft was writing his Cthulhu Mythos and writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler were creating the hard-boiled mystery drama. Indeed, it is as if we are being treated to a Dashiell Hammett meets H.P. Lovecraft collaboration. The protagonist of the tale is the Detective with No Name. He is a case-hardened police officer that does not believe in things that go bump in the night, until…
"Cthulhu's Minions is a novelette and provides a fun quick read and a chance to get the feel of how Byron Craft spins his tales."