That Which Should Not Be

  • by Brett J. Talley
  • Narrated by David Stifel
  • 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Miskatonic University has a long-whispered reputation of being strongly connected to all things occult and supernatural. From the faculty to the students, the fascination with other-worldly legends and objects runs rampant. So, when Carter Weston's professor Dr. Thayerson asks him to search a nearby village for a book that is believed to control the inhuman forces that rule the Earth, Incendium Maleficarum, the student doesn't hesitate to begin the quest.
Weston's journey takes an unexpected turn, however, when he ventures into a tavern in the small town of Anchorhead. Rather than passing the evening as a solitary patron, Weston joins four men who regale him with stories of their personal experiences with forces both preternatural and damned. Two stories hit close to home as they tie the tellers directly to Weston's current mission.
His unanticipated role as passive listener proves fortuitous, and Weston fulfills his goal. Bringing the book back to Miskatonic, though, proves to be a grave mistake. Quickly, Weston realizes he has played a role in potentially opening the gate between the netherworld and the world of man. Reversing the course of events means forgetting all he thought he knew about Miskatonic and his professor and embracing an unknown beyond his wildest imagination.

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Has the author read the works of H P Lovecraft?

What began as a thoroughly promising book came apart in the final chapters and led me to believe the author had but a weak understanding of the Yog-Sothothery that Lovecraft created. It was in the latter half of the book that a character is Possessed by an entity that identifies itself as Yog Sothoth and from there it is all downhill. For one Yog refers to Cthulhu as his master yet we know that Yog Sothoth was akin to Cthulhu's grandfather and thing become worse when it refers to itself as Legion, fears the Cross and spouts Latin. Christanity has no place when dealing with the Great Old Ones as they predate the Bible by several million years and the less said about Yog Sothoth being described like Satan near the end with horns and hurling fireballs the better. Can I recommend the book as a work of Mythos fiction? Heck no and when this is removed from the equation you're left with a pretty generic book.
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- Tachikoma

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-11-2016
  • Publisher: Journalstone Publishing