Chef’s Kiss! Perfect
5 out of 5 stars
The first thing that jumped out at me about Tales of Yog-Sothoth was that Phipps, in the introduction, mentioned that this collection is going to be on the pulpier side of it, which honestly I didn’t quite know what it meant until I started to dive into each story. I’m glad it was because each story jumped off of the page without scaring the bejesus out of me or making me cry uncle because of too much blood/gore.
This collection of Lovecraftian horror features some huge names when it comes to this type of fiction. I’ve read lots of books by C.T. Phipps and a few (not enough) by David Niall Wilson. But I haven’t read anything by David Hambling, David J. West, or Matthew Davenport – and that’s going to change after this book. Every story jumped off of the page in a different way, but they all had a cohesive feel at the same time. I can’t quite describe it, but… yeah.
Tales of Yog-Sothoth had me wishing for more. Some of the stories were set in worlds that I’ve never read before and now that I know that, I’m left wanting more – which in this case is great. I’ll likely be looking each person up and picking up something from them – but if you’re looking for a great collection of stories that will leave you with your jaw hanging open but also some goosebumps and just that overall feeling you get when you read something awesome – this is it for you. Especially if you’re a Lovecraftian fiction fan.
Throw in the great narration by Joshua Saxon and, chefs kiss. This one is great. Definitely don’t miss picking this one up.
Yog-Sothoth, known as the Key and the Gate and a host of other names, is H.P. Lovecraft’s most enduring creation after the Necromnomicon and Great Cthulhu itself. An eldritch god that occupies all time and space, Yog-Sothoth is most known for his role as the antagonist in The Dunwich Horror but has played a role in many other Cthulhu Mythos stories, sometimes as a being invoked for spells, others as a monster trying to enter reality, and a few places as a giver of hidden wisdom.
Tales of Yog-Sothoth features several stories centered around the creepy deity and its monstrous intelligence. Featuring the work of several Neo-Mythos authors who have already dabbled in the world of cosmic horror. C.T. Phipps (Cthulhu Armageddon), David Niall Wilson (The Call of Distant Shores), David Hambling (Harry Stubbs), Matthew Davenport (Andrew Doran), and David J. West (Let Sleeping Gods Lie).
Whether pulpy heroes punching evil cultists, robed assassins hunting unnatural monsters, or rednecks dealing with monsters in their back yard, you won’t be disappointed with the results. This book is a follow-up to Tales of the Al-Azif.
Tales of Yog-Sothoth by CT Phipps, David Hambling, David J. West, David Niall Wilson, Matthew Davenport
Narrator: Joshua Saxon
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
Published by Crossroad Press on April 27th 2021
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Also by this author: Cthulhu Armageddon, Agent G: Infiltrator, The Tower of Zhaal, Lucifer's Star, Heart of a Dragon