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The Nyarlathotep Cycle


The Nyarlathotep Cycle

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Stories About the God of a Thousand Forms

The Mighty Messenger of the Outer Gods, Nyarlathotep has also been known to deliver tidings from the Great Old Ones. He is the only Outer God who chooses to personify his presence on our planet. A god of a thousand forms, he comes to Earth to mock, wreak havoc, and to spur on humanity's self-destructive urges. This volume of stories and poetry illustrates the ubiquitous presence of Nyarlathotep and shows him in several of his thousand masks. Among them, his presence as Nephren-Ka, the dread Black Pharaoh of dynastic Egypt, dominates. The thirteen stories here include a Lin Carter novella. Robert M. Price contributes story prefaces and an introduction.

"Old Legends are hazy and ambiguous, and in historic times all attempts at crossing forbidden gaps seem complicated by strange and terrible alliances with beings and messengers from outside. There was the immemorial figure of the deputy messenger of hidden and terrible powers — the 'Black Man' of the witch-cult, and the 'Nyarlathotep' of the Necronomicon."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Dreams in the Witch House.

Selected and edited by Robert M. Price; Illustrated by Dave Carson; Cover by H. E. Fassl. 256 pages, illustrated. Trade Paperback.

ISBN 1-56882-200-6

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