"I can't sufficiently reiterate what an outstanding author is Ramsey Campbell. Four Lifetime achievement awards also indicate in what high esteem Mr. Campbell is viewed by fellow Horror authors, publishers, and literary critics and fans. In his newest novel, THE WAY OF THE WORM, he brings to stunning conclusion of THE THREE BIRTHS OF DAOLOTH." -- Mallory Anne-Marie Haws, Librarian * NetGalley * "I have found this such an absorbing series and the conclusion to this book was fabulous and crammed with cosmic horror." -- SharonBeyondTheBooks "The author writes with a skill that can easily make you feel fear, tension, hopelessness, and a sense of impending doom, and he does all of that in this book. Once I started reading, I was transfixed. There was no way I would be putting this book down before finishing unless I saw Will Smith striding towards me" -- John's Bookshelf "Horror readers who are fans of cosmic horror and cults will enjoy this novel, and those who havent read the previous two volumes will still be able to follow along. Fans of the recent Netflix show Midnight Mass will devour this work." -- Booklist "With The Way of the Worm, Campbells cosmic trilogy comes to a triumphant conclusion." -- S.T. Joshi A return to and a revisioning of some of his earliest imaginings, the trilogy is a kind of autobiography of its protagonist, in which his lifelong struggle with a supernatural agency occurs against the backdrop of post-war British history. The result is a magisterial work, though such a description scants the novels propulsive readability. Its another remarkable achievement in a career full of them. -- Locus Magazine "There is little doubt that Ramsey Campbells trilogyfor the three novels must be regarded as a tightly knit unitywill take its place among the stellar accomplishments in the realm of weird fiction. I struggle to find any trio of novels in our field that could match its achievementan achievement that extends not merely to its deft portrayal of numerous characters over six decades and the impeccable elegance and mellifluousness of its prose, but above all to the grimly terrifying nature of its weird manifestations." -- S.T. Joshi Praise for Books 1 and 2 in the trilogy: "This is Campbell at the height of his powers, proving once again that he is a master of the genre." Publishers Weekly Starred Review of The Searching Dead, book 1 "A return to and a revisioning of some of his earliest imaginings, the trilogy is a kind of autobiography of its protagonist, in which his lifelong struggle with a supernatural agency occurs against the backdrop of post-war British history. The result is a magisterial work, though such a description scants the novels propulsive readability. Its another remarkable achievement in a career full of them." Locus Magazine Review of The Searching Dead, book 1 "This novel is not only the start of an awesome horror epic by a master, but also a compelling coming-of-age story about a budding writer finding his way in a terrifying world." Library Journal Review of The Searching Dead, book 1 "Im very much looking forward to the third and final installment of this excellent trilogy." Horror Delve "I highly recommend this trilogy for new Ramsey Campbell fans like myself. This seems like the best possible introduction to his body of work." Sadie Hartmann for Cemetery Dance on Book 1 Praise for Ramsey Campbell: An absolute master of modern horror. And a damn fine writer at that. Guillermo del Toro Good horror writers are quite rare, and Campbell is better than just good. Stephen King He is unsurpassed in the subtle manipulation of mood... You forget youre just reading a story. Publishers Weekly Britains most respected living horror writer. Oxford Companio
Ramsey Campbell was born in Liverpool in 1946 and now lives in Wallasey. He has received the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association, the Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild and the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2015 he was made an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University for outstanding services to literature. His first book was published by the legendary Arkham House when he was eighteen years old. His later work draws on the British and American traditions of horror fiction. It ranges from the psychological to the ghostly, the subtly uncanny to the cosmic, the quietly disquieting to the terrifying, the poignant to the darkly comic. His Flame Tree books include Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach, in which a family on holiday encounters an ancient horror on a Greek island, and Think Yourself Lucky, where the internet lets loose the monsters lurking within people just like us. In Somebodys Voice a writer finds his memory and personality threatened by trying to write the memoir of a victim of abuse. The Three Births of Daoloth trilogy The Searching Dead, Born to the Dark and The Way of the Worm pits three childhood friends against a terror as vast as time and space. Three of Campbells novels have been filmed The Influence (available from FLAME TREE PRESS), Pact of the Fathers and The Nameless (in development as a Netflix series). He reviewed films for the local BBC for nearly forty years, and is presently working on an appreciation of the Three Stooges, Six Stooges and Counting. A new supernatural novel, Fellstones, is in progress too.