What has risen may sink, and what has sunk may rise...One of the most important horror stories of all-time, HP Lovecraft's genre-defining The Call of Cthulhu, has been given a magnificent makeover by Fria Ligan (aka Free League), the Swedish publisher of such beautiful-looking roleplaying games as Tales From The Loop and Alien.
When Francis Thurston discovers notes left behind by his grand-uncle, he soon discovers evidence of an unspeakable horror. An insight that something beyond reality itself is haunting humanity. Nightmarish visions of a colossal city that rises from the sea and a sleeping god that drives people into madness. In the shadows, those dwell that wish to awaken the one that slumbers in order to spread madness and destruction over the world.
Step by step, Francis realises that his relative’s research got too close to the truth. Francis becomes obsessed by the search for knowledge, while ancient powers rises from the depth and a darkness descends upon the world. The stars are right. The end is near.
This classic of American horror literature, first published in Weird Tales in 1928, has been gorgeously illustrated by French artist François Baranger and is being presented in a 64-page hardback book in the huge 262 x 350 mm folio format.
Example pages and artwork are included in this article and the book is available for purchase direct from Free League at their online store here.
Whether you're a Lovecraft collector or a newcomer to his oeuvre, with your interest piqued by his ubiquity across geeky fandom (especially RPGs), then this is the volume you need in your hands (or tentacles).