The Drums of Chaos (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
432
Utgivningsdatum
2021-12-24
Förlag
Stasheff Literary Enterprises
Medarbetare
Tierney, Richard L
Illustrationer
Black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
229 x 152 x 22 mm
Vikt
577 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
423:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9781953215253

The Drums of Chaos

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CAN A HANDFUL OF HEROES STOP AN APOCALYPSE CENTURIES IN THE MAKING?

Escaped gladiator-slave Simon of Gitta returns to Judea - during the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth - on a mission to avenge the deaths of his parents, seeking revenge in blood against the Roman officials who committed the murders and sold Simon into slavery.

But as Simon travels the Holy Lands with his mentor Dositheus and their apprentices Menander and lione, they gradually become entangled in a complex occult plot designed to call down a monstrous alien entity to herald a new aeon on Earth. The mysterious time traveler John Taggart (from Tierney's The Winds of Zarr) also becomes involved with Simon as their separate quests converge toward a common goal of saving all life on Earth from extinction.

But can a handful of travelers really thwart a covert scheme backed by the power of the Roman Empire? As the apocalyptic supernatural events slowly unfold, Simon and his allies are in a race against time to prevent the devastation of the world.

Using mystery cults and early Christian Gnosticism as his vehicle, with meticulously researched Roman history and Biblical scholarship, this is author Richard Tierney's magnum opus: an epic Lovecraftian alternate history dark fantasy novel that features Tierney's most famous characters, Simon of Gitta and John Taggart. This novel will appeal to fans of historical fantasy and sword & sorcery fiction in the vein of Robert E. Howard, and the elements of cosmic horror and the Cthulhu Mythos will satisfy many fans of H.P. Lovecraft.
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"swords, sorcery and science fiction combine to give tierney's tale of the historical simon of gitta notable dash and vigor . . . the novel offers a rich evocation of a primitive past when the supernatural was entirely believable." -- publisher's weekly


"the kind of historical research that goes into writing a novel like this is astounding . . . tierney's knowledge of ancient rome and biblical events is encompassing. it is as if he literally picks you up and drops you into that world, 2000- plus- years ago. he also adds a nice cosmic touch by delving into gnosticism with the mysteries of the goddess, sophia." -- black gate magazine


"this is the new testament if it had been written by h.p. lovecraft. it is a mix of the passion of the christ with the cthulhu mythos thrown it." -- goodreads



Övrig information

Richard L. Tierney (1936 - ) is a poet, author, and editor of adventure fiction, mainly in the realm of dark fantasy. Since his mid-teens, he has been both a fan and scholar of H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and other great names from the pulp fiction era. In 2010, he was nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Association's Grandmaster Award. In 1961, Tierney earned a degree in Entomology (Iowa State College) and served for many years with the U.S. Forest Service in several of the western states and Alaska. A haunter of archaeological ruins by instinct, he has traveled widely, especially in Mexico, Central, and South America. Many of the ideas and images that he has employed in his stories have been inspired by his extensive travels. Richard is currently enjoying his retirement in his house, "the hermitage," in the Corn Steppes of northern Iowa.