The Lovecraft Necronomicon Primer A Guide to the Cthulhu MythosBy T. Allan Bilstad
Elder things. Ghasts. Night-gaunts. Meet the creatures of the Cthulu Mythos, denizens of the dark but brilliant imagination of H. P. Lovecraft. The collection of horror and fantasy he penned during his short lifetime is a legacy is that has terrified and inspired generations of fans. Lovecraft's tales reveal the horror of seeing what is unknown or hidden for good reason. Written especially for those with little to no prior knowledge of Lovecraft or his monsters, this book presents detailed descriptions of twenty-nine of the monsters, creatures, and gods that inhabit Lovecraft's macabre fictional universe, without any spoilers that could ruin a future read of his stories. It includes an introduction to the man regarded as the grandfather of American horror, along with the background of the Cthulu Mythos and a selected bibliography.