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DreamlandsThe fourth volume in The Weird of Hali, my epic fantasy with tentacles, is now available for preorder! Here's the back cover blurb: 

To a Country of Dreams...
 
For five and a half years, since the mysterious disappearance of two of her graduate students, Professor Miriam Akeley of Miskatonic University has pursued her own covert researches into the forbidden lore underlying the seemingly fantastic tales of H.P. Lovecraft. The clues she has gathered all point to the shocking reality behind those tales, but it takes an unexpected encounter with a creature out of ancient legend and the discovery of a cryptic letter by Lovecraft’s cousin and fellow author Randolph Carter to lead her to the answers she hoped and feared to find—and thrust her out of the reality she knows into the impossible world that Lovecraft and Carter called the Dreamlands.
 
She is not the only one to pass through that forgotten portal, however.  The ancient war between the Great Old Ones and their enemies has spilled over into the lands of Dream, and an agent of the Radiance now seeks the Temple of the Singing Flame in the far west. Guided by the oracle of Nodens, Lord of the Great Deep, Miriam and Randolph Carter must stop him—for he carries the Blade of Uoht, one of the three sorcerous treasures of drowned Poseidonis, and if he reaches the Temple and extinguishes the Flame, the Dreamlands and all within them will cease to exist forever...

Interested? Copies can be preordered directly from the publisher here

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Date: 2019-03-21 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] raywharton
I am very excited for this, in Feb I read the first two books back to back in a day, then reread them the next two days. Just three days ago I read the third book... loved seeing how Owen, and especially Jenny had changed in the two year time skip; which makes me very excited for what could happen after another time jump!

I am also hoping for more insight into the Radiance, they were so menacing in the first book, and if one of them has gotten mitts on the Blade of Uoht I very much look forward to reading what trouble that leads to!

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woot

Date: 2019-03-21 04:53 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Reading Innsmouth now and thoroughly enjoying it. Looking forward to the next installment!

Congrats

Date: 2019-03-21 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lieven
That's great news. I've just finished the previous one a few days ago and I loved it.

It's a funny coincidence you made the Martense ancestor come from Ghent. I live close to there. Actually next to Gavere where the army of Ghent was defeated by the forces of the Duke. Ghent has a few places with their own Lovecraftian feel, like the Castle of Gerard the Devil. It also had its local Lovecraft, Jean Ray, who has written a few relevant pieces. Perhaps Martense found a copy of the Grimoire Stein in his travels.

But I think you goofed on the beer. Bock beer is popular in the Netherlands and Germany but very rare in Flanders. And the local brown beers are fermented with lactic acid bacteria so the result is unlikely to appeal to an average American palate.

Another thing I wondered about was going to see the Duke in Douai. Didn't you mean Dijon? It had recently been recaptured by the Burgundians but I couldn't find any reference Philip the Good actually ever visited.

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Date: 2019-03-21 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
John--

I spotted that bit o' news the other day on the publisher's website and my order has already been placed.

On a separate but related issue, I did shoot an email to the publisher at Miskatonic Books expressing my desire to complete my limited edition hardback collection of this series and inquiring as to the publication of the remaining volumes.

David BTL

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Date: 2019-03-21 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Love the cover art on this one! I just finished Chorazin last week, and I can't wait to dive into this one. I love how you are slowly bringing all of the characters deeper into the mystery. It feels like things are really starting to heat up now...

-Kwo

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Date: 2019-03-21 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] peter_van_erp
Done!

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Date: 2019-03-21 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jpc2
I was hoping Miriam would have a bigger part.

Ordered.

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Date: 2019-03-21 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I just wrapped up Innsmouth the other day. Wow! You brought me straight back to my teen years with that one. What a fun read.

I'm already experiencing anticipatory post-series depression at the thought of reaching the last book.

You've done the mythos proud, my friend.

I'm selfishly hoping that you start a literary movement with this. A few more authors doing stuff like this would make me very, very happy.

-Dudley Dawson

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Brilliant news!

Date: 2019-03-21 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Finished Chorazin the day after I was able to get the ebook for my Kobo (although I know you're not fond of ebooks ; )

I have really enjoyed the stories around the different characters and I'm glad the rest of them are being released a bit quicker.

Definitely will order once it's available!

Glad to see more of Prof. Akeley!

Date: 2019-03-21 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Got a hard four weeks coming up ... it will be nice to have a special treat to look forward to!
-Dewey

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Date: 2019-03-21 09:55 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
John (and Peter),

It has occurred to me that the fifth book is coming out right around the date of annual potluck that is in, of all places, Providence. Was there a plan there?

Since the sixth book is set in Red Hook and I am in the greater NYC area, I wonder if there are people interested in getting together in August, say at a restaurant in the appropriate area of Brookline. Is there anyone interest in helping with this?

There is another possibility that would be correct in name only, if you have more readers rather north of city, instead of in it. There is a Red Hook in Duchess County. It's about eighty or so miles north of the city, but when I was trying to do Green Wizard meetups, that was where most of the interested ADR readers were.

John B

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Date: 2019-03-21 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kayr
Placed my order yesterday. I am looking forward to reading Miriam's part in the story. Fun stuff. Thanks so much for writing it.

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Date: 2019-03-22 12:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amritarosa
Hooray, with much gleeful gibbering and meeping!

Reading the series so far has inspired me to read some of the original Lovecraft stories in the in-between. I didn't expect them to be so amusing as well as adventuresome.

Thanks!
Bonnie

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Date: 2019-03-22 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] walt_f
I can't point to a lot of specific correspondences so far (future volumes will tell), but the overall arc here is starting to put me in mind of Little, Big. Is that comparison completely off the wall?

Just ordered

Date: 2019-03-22 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
From Goats and Roses

Just ordered the new one! Its not often that I anticipate reading a really yummy book so much.

You mentioned somewhere that you intended the books to not only be a great read, but also an initiation. I have to tell you that near the end of Chorazin, (trying not to make this a spoiler) when someone says "....and the woods and fields will no longer be safe for those who despise her...." all the hair on my body stood on end and I just felt electrified for about 30 seconds. What is even more astonishing is that when I re-read the book, the same thing happened the second time. Even though I already knew what was going to happen.

Wow!

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Date: 2019-03-23 09:02 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Can the spring get much better? Loved the first 3, champing at the bit for the next one. Averagejoe

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Date: 2019-04-02 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Finishing Chorazin and i can't wait to get Dreamlands on my hands !!! Do we have any ETA on the limited hardcover editions ?

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