(Cover used by permission of the author)
I signed up a few months ago to Richard Klu’s WP account and got to a post where he offers readers a chance to read/sample his own creations. I cant figure out how to tag people on this phone I use which I use to do my posts from yet, The Horror🙈 (soon as I do tho, I will add his site here somewhere, sorry Mr Klu…).
Richard states on almost all his posts that the stories he writes are some what inspired, if not totaly by H.P Lovecraft, so that drew me in from the start. Seeing as it is close to halloween I thought I could read his three shorts before month end. The first being read this past Sunday.
At the Tower of Midnight tells the story of a book found in Istanbul by a somewhat rich female and her son, Jacob. Jacob is one of the only names in this 5 page story that arises and deals mainly about him, how the book was found and what he does with it.
I am not one to spoil a book by going into detail of what happens in it, so this will not have a synopses or anything like that, eventhough I think I might have said enough in the previous paragraph… I have read a few works by Lovecraft and it is very understandable where Klu gets his inspiration from. He doesnt try be Lovecraft in any way which is respectable. The story is very eerie, its over quicly and I enjoyed reading it. There is some history or background to the characters, there is some nice ideas that where thrown into it and I would say in my own opinion that it is very cosmic horror if not cosmic suspence. I hope Klu will be elaborating more upon the Codex origins in future shorts and I am looking forward to my next read. I also hope I do the author justice in this short review. Thank you for letting me into your mind. Hats of to you Sir! Love the cover aswell.
Hope every one had a great Tuesday!