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Wrath of N'Kai (Arkham Horror Files Fiction)

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Alright, help me out: am I clueless, or is FFG?  This released on the 1st of September (some 24 days ago).

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From Amazon (336 pages):

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The first in a new range of novels of eldritch adventure from the wildly popular Arkham Horror; an international thief of esoteric artifacts stumbles onto a nightmarish cult in 1920s New England.
Countess Alessandra Zorzi, international adventurer and thief, arrives in  Arkham pursuing an ancient body freshly exhumed from a  mound in Oklahoma, of curious provenance and peculiar characteristics. But before she can steal it, another party beats her to it. During the resulting gunfight at the Miskatonic Museum, the countess makes eye contact with the petrified corpse and begins an adventure of discovery outside her wildest experiences. Now, caught between her mysterious client, the police, and a society of necrophagic connoisseurs, she finds herself on the trail of a resurrected mummy as well as the star-born terror gestating within it.

2 pages of the prologue are missing, but you can read the entire first chapter on the Amazon page by clicking "Look Inside".

Due out November 3rd 2020 (352 pages):

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A mad surrealist’s art threatens to rip open the fabric of reality, in this twisted tale of eldritch horror and conspiracy, from the wildy popular world of Arkham Horror.
Aspiring painter Alden Oakes is invited to join a mysterious art commune in Arkham: the New Colony. When celebrated Spanish surrealist Juan Hugo Balthazarr visits the colony, Alden and the other artists quickly fall under his charismatic spell. Balthazarr throws a string of decadent parties for Arkham’s social elite, conjuring arcane illusions which blur the boundaries between nightmare and reality. Only slowly does Alden come to suspect that Balthazarr’s mock rituals are intended to break through those walls and free what lies beyond. Alden must act, but it might already be too late to save himself, let alone Arkham.

January 5th, 2021 (336 pages):

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A stunning return to Arkham Horror when a movie director shoots his silent horror masterpiece in eerie Arkham, capturing crawling nightmares instead of moving pictures, in this chilling novel of creeping dread.
Hollywood make-up artist and costumier, Jeany Lin, travels to Arkham to work on the new “nightmare movie” by enigmatic director Sydney Fitzmaurice. The star is her sister, Renee Love, Sydney’s collaborator and lover. Desperate to outdo the thrills and terror of Lon Chaney’s popular pictures, Sydney prepares occult-infused dream sequences for Love and her co-stars to perform. But there’s more than mere imagery at play as the cast suffer recurring nightmares, accidents, and impossible waking visions. When events take a sinister turn and people start dying on set, it’s up to Jeany to unmask the monsters before Sydney’s obsessions doom them all.

Who's not communicating with us?!?!

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Good question. I have a feeling it's because this is the Aconyte books imprint. There's probably some messaging not getting through somewhere. All of the AH books/novella release are confused and confusing to many people. These look like fun reads though. Guess I'll have to see if I can find a copy after I finish Malorie (The sequel to Josh Malerman's Bird Box).

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Aconyte Books are a wholly owned Asmodee subsidiary like Gamegenic. They produce novelizations of many of the Asmodee IP’s like Keyforge, L5R, Pandemic, Descent, Twilight Imperium, and even Marvel.

So far they have announced four books in the Arkham Files Universe, the fourth being Litany of Dreams by Ari Marmell due in April 2021.

The first book Wrath of N’kai was due to be released back in June at UK Games Expo where Josh Reynolds was scheduled to be a guest. But with the current health crisis things have been delayed.

We did put out a call for people who wanted to read the books and do a review for our channel but no one was interested at the time.

FFG have released at least a dozen Arkham Horror novels which did not feature promo cards for any game.

 

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On 9/27/2020 at 9:37 AM, ArkhamChronicle said:

FFG have released at least a dozen Arkham Horror novels which did not feature promo cards for any game.

I thought there was only eight AH novels from FFG (The Dark Waters and Lord of Nightmare trilogies, plus two standalones)???  

Also, two of those had promos for Elder Sign, and at least two had promos for Arkham Horror 2E.  They were mail-in offers, but still...

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If anyone ends up reading any of these new novels would you kindly post your thoughts about it? Would like to hear someone else's opinion about them before I dive into any of them.

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