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CHAOSIUM & ACONYTE BOOKS COLLABORATE ON CALL OF CTHULHU GASLIGHT & REGENCY NOVELS

4 Sep - 2023

Asmodee Entertainment has announce that Aconyte Books has secured a multi-year agreement with Chaosium to create and publish brand new novels in their Call of Cthulhu game settings Regency Cthulhu and Cthulhu by Gaslight. 

Call of Cthulhu is the revered roleplaying game of investigation and horror set in the 1920s. Inspired by the arcane fantasy fiction of HP Lovecraft and other writers who have added to the Cthulhu Mythos over many decades, this is the first time official licensed fiction has been set in Call of Cthulhu’s acclaimed Victorian and Regency settings.

Regency Cthulhu sets the action in the late 18th Century England, where the masked balls and the society calendar are fronts for sinister cultists to further their own dark conspiracies. In the first Regency Cthulhu novel, Secrets & Sacrifices (April 2024), the indomitable Cassandra Wright goes in search of the cruel nobleman who drove her father to the grave. The secrets she uncovers, however, threaten to drive her to the brink of sanity. Author Cath Lauria is a talented Colorado-based author with a long track record in fantasy, SF, suspense and romance – and an unusual large collection of edged weapons.

The first Cthulhu by Gaslight novel will follow in summer 2024, revealing sinister forces threatening the very heart of terror-struck Victorian London. More information on this and future titles will follow in due course.

Aconyte’s Publishing Director Marc Gascoigne said, “As long-time fans and players of the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, we’re delighted to be able to collaborate on publishing novels in these fabulously imaginative settings. Let’s face it – Bridgerton with extra tentacles and Sherlock Holmes facing off against shoggoths – what’s not to love? Our mission to bring game worlds to life with new and untold stories makes these two series a perfect fit for the Aconyte range.

Jeff Richard, Chaosium’s Creative Director, said, “We are so excited to be working with Aconyte on these stories. We can’t wait for our fans to get a chance to read new Call of Cthulhu novels! 

Aconyte’s novels are published in trade paperback and ebook format, and audiobook editions are currently under discussion. Distribution to the book trade is through Simon & Schuster, and to tabletop gaming stores by Asmodee.


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