Something dark sleeps deep in the ocean, emanating a power darker and more destructive than anything imaginable. And there are those that would wish to. Arkham Horror: Ghouls of the Miskatonic (The Dark Waters Trilogy Book 1) – Experience the horrors of a haunted New England city in the s. Ghouls of the Miskatonic. Something dark sleeps deep in the ocean, emanating a power darker and more destructive than anything imaginable. And there are.

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Suspense was also highly limited. Oct 23, Laurin rated it liked it. Even among the increasingly macabre and horrifying turns of the late s, the discovery of a badly mauled student on grounds of Miskatonic University leaves the authorities horrified and baffled. Just know that it’s not as dark as it should be and more suited for young adults.

There are some more specific problems as well. I was surprised at the large number of characters in this book.

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I really struggled through the book, as the story moves along sluggishly and bounces around teh one character to another. Admittedly we don’t actually find out and there are more questions than answers but as we’re firmly in franchise territory here that’s hardly unexpected. So bad it’s good. In the first regards, it reminds me of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!!! From a Lovecraftian purist perspective, it fails in two other ways: I hope this is something that will become miskatnoic in the following books, but his role is unexplained.

The beginning was a bit slow as the investigators were slowly getting acquainted and introduced to the reader as well.

Clearly, the book was written to ghoulz a board game called Arkhan Horror that has the same characters. They exit stage-left and aren’t important.


Hailing from Scotland, Graham McNeill narrowly escaped a career in surveying to work for Games Workshop as a games designer.

I was pleasantly surprised. Once Amanda and her roommate, Rita Young, go missing, the whole thing takes on a more sinister bent. Jan 24, E rated it liked it. Check the last page of the book.

Book Review: Ghouls of the Miskatonic by Graham McNeill

The story starts off from every which way; at least half a dozen seemingly independent plot strands are brought together over the course of twenty chapters. Based on a board game Arkham Horrorwhich is based on a role-playing game Call of Cthulhuwhich is in turn based on a set of stories by Tye. While I enjoyed the book as a whole, the ending seemed a bit of “deus ex machina. It did not make the story less interesting, the chapters just seemed out of gouls in my opinion. A lot of the characters and locations from the game feature prominently.

You can send away for an Ally card for Arkham Horror featuring one of the main characters of this novel. Fans of HPL will probably get a kick out of it. It’s a little slow to start, but the cast of characters is enjoyable enough to keep you reading. In the only other book I read in the Arkham Horror franchise, one of the character, a business woman, turned out to be quite the monster killer.

Ghouls of the Miskatonic

I got about half way through this, but I kept drifting off, I just couldn’t work up much enthusiasm for it and had to force myself to pick it up. On the other however, this helps to create the trappings of a more traditional horror story while still leaving it open enough to emphasise the surprise of something truly otherworldly. This isn’t really a bad thing, overall.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I miskatonoc I wasn’t going to get the best book ever, because licensed titles are rarely the domain of extraordinary authors.

As a horror-themed game novel, it was great. All action is in the last two or three chapters.


It is the roaring twenties – a time of jazz, gin, and g-men. Dec 10, George Ramos rated it liked it Shelves: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

This is not the sole defining feature of her character though and she’s developed from the very outset on different grounds, the touch about experience with voodoo seems a bit tacked on. Open Preview See a Hte The fire is missing. The rookie cop “Muldoon” almost made sense, but he didn’t really do anything other than talk to the reporter “Rex Murphy” and his photographer sidekick. That’s gonna make it harder to quit! Apr 01, Kirsten Simkiss rated it liked it Shelves: When Stone is first talking about Arkham police, he describes them as incompetent and implies they are looking the other way.

Dark Waters 3 books. Aug 19, D rated it liked it Shelves: The Fantasy Flight Games novels are based on their board games, and this one is modelled after “Arkham Horror”.

Miskatonif are some kidnappings, strange technological devices, and an appearance by a Great Old Ghoula who has an affinity for fire.

However the story gains a lot of speed especially at the end of the book where I really wanted to know how all plays out. The second one is a massive amalgamation pastiche of many, many Lovecraftian and Lovecraft-esque ideas, with ghoouls made to make things a bit more “peppy” screw ghouls that only eat on the if Ghouls of the Miskatonic is two novellas and a guidebook in one book.

It definitely had the “Arkham Horror” feel, and it was cool to get a little background on the city and the characters.