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"Great books! One of the better Conan-not-Conan series. Poyton does a much better job of nailing the Howardian vibe than most who have tried."  Deuce Richardson 
" Action packed and features some solid characters. If you enjoyed the works of Robert E. Howard I believe you will have a fun time with this novel." 
"Another tour-de-force among the many adventures and tales of terror, all from the fertile imagination of Rob Poyton! He writes in a dense style, filled with details of the world he inhabits with fierce warriors, that wander the worlds channeling the spirit of Conan, King Kull, and Soloman Kane." 
"Robert Poyton’s Innsmouth Echoes, wow, what a read! Here in haunting, pictorial prose, the author conjures up fresh images and fantastic storylines of Lovecraft’s Dagon and the Deep Ones a reader’s mind. A “must-read” for all Lovecraftians, near and far." 
"What a great and diverse collection of Lovecraft-inspired stories. Each one has its own style and explores the time before or after the original stories. Very professionally produced with some lovely pen and ink illustrations and eye catching cover."

Ancestors and Descendants
  • Ancestors and Descendants
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Ancestors - we all have them. Family lines that extend deep into the past and, sometimes, into the future.

The works of HP Lovecraft are full of references to twisted family trees, evil ancestors, and degenerate descendants. Inheritance and legacy, rebirth and decay.

This anthology explores both prequels and sequels to Lovecraftian tales. Seventeen stories that tell of the descendants of Randolph Carter and of the aftermath of the fateful 1928 Innsmouth raid. You will discover the dark history of the de la Poers, read of the early days of the artist Pickman, and learn the secrets of Erich Zann.

From downtown Arkham to distant Venus, from the dawn of time to the far flung future; this unique collection, by authors old and new, seeks to expand and explore the rich Mythos legacy left to us by the Father of the Weird Tale.

CONTENTS

The Events at Exham Priory - Robert Poyton A Brief Delay on the Road to San Bernardino - B Harlan Crawford Sympathetic Vibrations - Lee Clark Zumpe His Last Summer - Russell Smeaton Portrait of the Artist - Frank Coffman The Acquisition of Mariah Lieberman - Peter Rawlik The Shadow Over America - John Houlihan Crepitus - Mark Jenkins Whatever Happened to Bobby Lee? - Eduardo Peret Bad Dream - Chris Halliday The Derelict in the Dock - John A DeLaughter The Lullaby of Erich Zann - GK Lomax Twilight of the Gods - Glynn Owen Barrass Memories - Tony Bradbury Nyarlathotep 2030 ( or A Dark Carnival) - Ian Delacroix Beneath the Walls of Eryx - Dickon Springate The Nyarlathotep Experience - Miguel Fliguer

Illustrations by Graveheart Designs Paperback 342 pages

Amazon review "What a great and diverse collection of Lovecraft-inspired stories. Each one has its own style and explores the time before or after the original stories. Very professionally produced with some lovely pen and ink illustrations and eye catching cover."

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Weird Tails
  • Weird Tails
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Us humans have held a fascination with cats since the days of the Pharaohs. Within the breast of even the most domesticated moggy burns the heart of a tiger!

Cats have featured heavily in weird and supernatural fiction, including Poe and, of course, that great lover of cats, HP Lovecraft. This 190 page anthology gathers 13 new works from the Innsmouth Writing Circle with a distinctly feline theme. Tales and poems from Ulthar, from ancient times, the modern day and even the far future. You may never look at that snoozing kitty in the same way again...

CONTENTS OF SAND AND DREAMS - Ian Delacroix SYNCHRONICITY - Russell Smeaton WHAT ATAL SAW - Miguel Fliguer MOUSER - John Houlihan THE ODYSSEUS FILE - Robert Poyton ROADKILL - Andy Joynes THE SHADOW OF XIOM-THOGG - B. Harlan Crawford CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT - Lara Poyton THE LAST DAYS OF ULTHAR - Peter Rawlik THE CAT AND THE SOMNAMBULIST - Luna Z. Mesvell DREAMS IN THE LAND OF - Mike Slater A GOREY DEMISE - Shelley De Cruz LOVECRAFT AND CATS - J DeLaughter THE CATS - HP Lovecraft BIOGRAPHIES 190 pages paperback

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Portraits of Terror
  • Portraits of Terror
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ince the Dawn of Time humankind has expressed itself through the arts - from the earliest cave paintings through to blockbuster movies. Dance, sculpture, music and theatre have informed religious ritual, cultural expression and entertainment throughout history. HP Lovecraft and others developed the traditional literary ghost tale into a new format - Cosmic Horror. Since his writings, this new Mythos has been developed and expanded by numerous authors.

Here, members of the Innsmouth Writing Circle bring you new tales of the weird and the Lovecraftian, all based on the theme of the Arts.

From doomed musicians, to magical paintings, from lost Shakespeare plays to unworldly sculptures. Thirteen tales that may well change your perspective on Art and Creation...

CONTENTS FOREWORD NAUGHTY TOM - Lara Poyton THE POET, THE PAINTER, THE MADNESS - Ian Delacroix SWELL TIMES - Mark Jenkins A GIFT FROM NISROCH - B. Harlan Crawford STILL GOT THE BLUES - Tony Bradbury THE FAERY REALM - Robert Poyton THE BEGINNING OF THE END - Andy Joynes IF SKIN WERE PARCHMENT - Lee Clark Zumpe PAINTING FOR JOY - Shelley De Cruz THE FAMILY OF MAN - John Chadwick MUD - Russell Smeaton IN THE SHADOW OF ALDEBARAN - Miguel Fliguer & Mike Slater COSMIC ANGST & AWE, VAN GOGH AND LOVECRAFT- John DeLaughter BIOGRAPHIES

Paperback, 262 pages

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Wolf in Shadows
  • Wolf in Shadows
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Volume One of a blistering new Sword & Sorcery series, The Wolf Who Would be King!

When a young thief attempts a robbery at the Royal Palace he gets more than he bargained for - a meeting with the King! But this is no average King, he was once a thief himself. And so begins the saga of a young Northern barbarian’s first encounter with the ancient civilisation of Adelphis. Of the danger that lurks beneath the sophisticated veneer. Of conspiracy and unholy sorcery. And of how a lone wolf becomes leader of the biggest pack of thieves in town! Classic pulp S&S in the spirit of Robert E Howard!

"Great books! One of the better Conan-not-Conan series. Poyton does a much better job of nailing the Howardian vibe than most who have tried." - Deuce Richardso 298 pages, paperback

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Wolf in Chains
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Following the events of Wolf in Shadows, the young barbarian Llorc settles into his role as Royal Bodyguard. But a diplomatic mission to the desert city of Sahkmet plunges him into fresh intrigue – and the Wolf is chained!

Meanwhile, far to the south an undead sorcerer is uniting the Desert Hordes and leading them on a merciless crusade to attack Sahkmet. Can a northern barbarian hold the key to defeating this ancient evil?

" Action packed and features some solid characters. If you enjoyed the works of Robert E. Howard I believe you will have a fun time with this novel." - Amazon review 212 pages Paperback

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Wolf in the North
  • Wolf in the North
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VOLUME THREE OF THE WOLF SAGA! Tired of the lies and intrigues of the south, Llorc returns to his northern homeland. He finds a country ravaged by plague and beset by strife. For a fearsome berserker known as the Reiver has seized the Iron Crown and the Eight Clans stand poised on the brink of civil war. Llorc must guide a group of refugees through an increasingly hostile land, where ancient legends come to life and new ways rise to challenge the old. He may even have to face the gods themselves to save his people!

"Great barbarian sword and sorcery in the tradition of Conan and other classics. A solid story done well and a good continuation of the overall saga." - Amazon review 236 pages

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Wolf Under Seige
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VOLUME FIVE OF THE WOLF SAGA! Once again penniless, Llorc journeys south to rejoin his mercenary comrades in the Legion. He finds them on the fortified island of Arilarat, a quiet backwater, as guests of the Order of the Goddess. But war is looming. The Jahari Empire has turned its face west and a vast fleet is being assembled, with Arilarat as the target.

Llorc and his friends soon find themselves involved in a titanic struggle between two fanatical enemies. And when the Grand Inquisitor arrives, being inside the castle becomes almost as dangerous as being outside.

Spies, assassins, pirates, hidden treasure and defenders outnumbered ten to one... the scene is set for Llorc's most epic adventure yet...

"I have enjoyed every book in this series but this was my favorite. An epic fantasy filled with siegecraft and battle plans by an author who knows his stuff. As in all of his books strong characters and action aplenty make for an enjoyable read. Fans of Robert E. Howard and Lin Carter will not want to miss this novel." - Amazon review 370 pages

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Wolf in the Underworld
  • Wolf in the Underworld
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VOLUME FOUR OF THE WOLF SAGA! Following the defeat of the Reiver, life in Llorc's homeland returns to its usual routines. Restless and bored, the young warrior sets forth again, this time heading into the Borderlands to the south-east. He hopes to find work for his sword in this wild place but instead becomes an indentured guard in the bustling trading town of Livadia.

But unknown to Llorc, the town is also the focal point for three sets of treasure hunters - all seeking the fabled hoard of the wizard Sabhar Lal, said to be hidden somewhere in the nearby mountains.

And furthermore, the Priest King of Yarlung has placed a price on Llorc's head. A price that a group of warriors from that far-flung Kingdom are determined to collect, even if it means following Llorc into the underworld....

"Another tour-de-force among the many adventures and tales of terror, all from the fertile imagination of Rob Poyton! He writes in a dense style, filled with details of the world he inhabits with fierce warriors, that wander the worlds channelling the spirit of Conan, King Kull, and Soloman Kane." - Amazon review 225 pages

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Wolf in the Wilds
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VOLUME SIX OF THE WOLF SAGA! Sickened of the excesses of civilisation, Llorc crosses the Great Desert and plunges into the jungles of the south. He finds peace for a time among the Adabulu, but a warrior's past is never far behind. The arrival of a group of mercenaries results in a desperate pursuit through forest, across savannah and into the mountains.

Llorc takes refuge in a long abandoned city, only to discover the dark secret at the heart of the volcano that looms above it. A secret that only a journey to the realms beyond can resolve... Spider gods, ancient ruins, eldritch horror and flashing blades! Pulse-pounding Sword and Sorcery in the vein of Robert E Howard!

"If you enjoy your sword and sorcery with lots of flashing swords, Dark Sorcery, And Monsters aplenty This novel is for you. I believe Poyton is one of the best writers in the field. Fans of Robert E. Howard will thrill to these savage adventures." 248 pages

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Remnants
  • Remnants
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The East Anglia Fens are place of mystery and imagination. The spectral landscape broods under a wide sky. Lonely roads lead to ruined abbeys. Narrow tracks meander off into the marshes. The fog draws suddenly in and there is the always the ever-present, deep, dark water.

Drawing influence from the works of MR James and HP Lovecraft as well as local myth and folklore, author Robert Poyton has written thirteen tales set in and around the Fens. From the truth of what actually happened to King John in The Wash, to the modern day Dunwich Nightmare, these stories will chill you to the bone.

"FT readers will enjoy the allusions in these genuinely creepy and well-written stories of archaic horrors in a modern, if damp, landscape." - Fortean Times Magazine

Contents 1. Remnants
2. Caxton Gibbet
3. Cobwebs & Dust
4. The Scarecrow
5. Fenland Ground is Soft for Digging
6. Mission 13
7. The Squire
8. The Confession of Brother Simon
9. You Haunt Me
10. Willow Drove End
11. The Butterfly Collector
12. The Fen Hound
13. The Dunwich Nightmare

202 pages paperback

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Innsmouth Echoes
  • Innsmouth Echoes
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INNSMOUTH! Decaying New England seaport, creation of iconic weird tale author HP Lovecraft.But what if it were a real place? What if ripples from that accursed town were to spread out across the world? Inspired by family documents and photos, this collection brings together tales and poems reflecting the legacy of Innsmouth throughout the ages.

Rob Poyton brings you a collection of Innsmouth tales of terror. From the loss of King John’s treasure in the Wash, to the truth behind Britain’s largest earthquake. From secret U-boat missions to the Summer of Love. From yuppie developers to urban explorers. And from the sultry Pacific to the frozen Antarctic. No one who comes into contact with Innsmouth Echoes survives unchanged. Because Innsmouth is not just a place… it’s a state of mind.

  1. Foreword
  2. The Confession of Brother Simon (first printed in Remnants)
  3. Innsmouth Sonnet
  4. Full Fathom Five
  5. Fear at the Fitz
  6. Return to Providence
  7. U-837
  8. Innsmouth Acid
  9. Shore Leave
  10. Innsmouth Marina
  11. The Watcher
  12. Urbex
  13. Do You Want to Live Forever?
  14. Vostock 5

220 pages Paperback

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The Dunwich Trilogy
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A savage murder on Dunwich beach plunges DS Marcus Hinds into an investigation that threatens his sanity. Assisted by local reporter Suzy Bainbridge and conspiracy theorist Bob Couzens, Hinds uncovers the links between a secret Government facility, Sizewell Nuclear Power Plant and Nazi occult experiments.

But this is just the beginning! From the UK, to CERN, to a world beyond, the three are taken on a nightmare journey, battling against human and inhuman foes. And meanwhile, two incredibly ancient forces clash in a titanic struggle for the future of the planet. Printed together for the first time, THE DUNWICH NIGHTMARE THE DUNWICH CRISIS THE DUNWICH LEGACY

Three fast-paced modern Mythos novellas. Author Robert Poyton’s contemporary take on Lovecraft’s classic story. "Poyton weaves a great tale of worsening horror 'disasters' in our modern world. He is a master of thriller action and all things Cthulhu Mythos." - Amazon review

Paperback 386 pages

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Assault Team Five Vol 1: Naylor's War
  • Assault Team Five Vol 1: Naylor's War
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Having recovered from the horrors of global nuclear war, humanity has finally reached up andout to the stars. Now, Earth relies on its far flung mining colonies and factories to survive. Mike Naylor is a member of the Landers, theelite Skyborne unit serving the Terran Alliance. He is on the front line when the first rumblings of disconten tbegin amongst the Outer Colonies. When the Separatist Rebellion flares up and spreads like wild fire, Mike is recruited to spearhead a new Spec Ops outfit, Assault Team 5. Naylor quickly forges a team of experts, who prove their worth in a series of special missions. But when AT5 are assigned to the frozen hell of Copernicus 9, their skills and capabilities are tested to the limit. Because not all your enemies are in front of you…

"This is an extremely enjoyable adventure novel, a bit like The Dirty Dozen in space. Rob Poyton manages to still get the intimate feel of a group of comrades living together as a platoon, and needing very much to rely on one another. Looking forward to the next episode!" - Amazon review 336 pages

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Assault Team Five Vol 2: Hunted!
  • Assault Team Five Vol 2: Hunted!
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Following their return from the Copernicus 9 mission, Naylor and the team are drawn deeper into the political crisis on Earth. Meanwhile, the possibility of an internal leak puts the whole unit on edge.

When AT5 are tasked to find and retrieve a rogue corporate chemist, thinks quickly go wrong. Stranded on a desert planet, the team find themselves up against not only the Cartel, but also a crack mercenary team… and the hunters become the hunted! Volume Two in an epic new military sci fi series, following the exploits of Special Forces unit Assault Team 5. 230 pages

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