Description: “We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” William Shakespeare “In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.” Howard Phillips Lovecraft. In the same putrid vein as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Shakespeare v. Lovecraft slithers hideously onto the literary mash-up scene, whispering of cosmic horrors and eldritch tales whilst espousing sweet soliloquys and profoundly contemplating mankind’s place in the universe.
Prospero, driven dangerously insane by prolonged exposure to the dread Necronomicon, makes a terrible pact with the titanic alien beast known only as Cthulhu. Now only his enchantress daughter Miranda and a handful of history’s greatest heroes are all that stand between humanity and blasphemous eternal subjugation.
It’s a bloodbath of Shakespearean proportions as Cthulhu and his eldritch companions come at our protagonists from all manner of strange geometric angles in a hideous and savage battle for supremacy. This horror-comedy novella of 36,000 words will seize you in its clammy grip and not release you until you have gone positively mad with delight. Witness all this and more: Histrionic Heroes vs. Tentacled Terrors! Endless Soliloquys vs. Unnatural Silences! Romeo vs. Mi-Go! England’s Royal Beasts vs. A Shoggoth! The Author vs. Iambic Pentameter!
About the Author: D.R. O’Brien is an author of fantastic fiction who holds an Honors Masters Degree in English Literature. He has also studied Film Production with USC and studied screenwriting under the instruction of Bill Phillips, screenwriter of John Carpenter’s cult horror classic motion picture Christine.
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