The Flock of Ba-Hui and Other Stories

The Flock of Ba-Hui and Other Stories

3.88 (33 ratings by Goodreads)
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A researcher disappears while exploring the deep caverns of mountainous Sichuan, where folklore speaks of primeval reptilian gods sleeping beneath the earth. An artist dreams of a mysterious black tower stretching skyward for infinity, and glimpses the cold truth of the universe when he decides to climb it. Strange bubbling and decomposed corpses are discovered in the tunnels beneath an old mansion in the city of Qingdao, and an ancient temple in Tibet terrifies all who dare approach. Meanwhile, in an abandoned house, a stranger gathers together a group of bewildered scholars to whisper in the darkness of eldritch abominations and even weirder phantasms.

From the stygian depths of the Chinese internet, we proudly present four wholly original tales of cosmic horror based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft and translated into English for the very first time. These ghoulish short stories take their inspiration from some of Lovecraft's choicest nightmares and offer a different perspective on those things best left unseen. Follow us on a dream-quest as we explore what fresh terrors the Cthulhu Mythos has to offer from the other side of the Great Wall. Written in the authentic style of the pulp magazines of the 1930s, this unique offering of twisted tales will leave Lovecraft fans terrified and astounded by the stories' breadth of imagination.

The Flock of Ba-Hui takes Lovecraft's world in a new direction and is essential reading for the true horror aficionado and an ideal accompaniment to the Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 13mm | 254g
  • English
  • 1788691873
  • 9781788691871
  • 45,939

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"A revelation to students of H. P. Lovecraft-but more than that, it is a thoroughly enjoyable read."
-S.T. Joshi, Lovecraft Annual

"Wonderfully unsettling."
-LA Review of Books China Channel

"Strange, hallucinatory, and chilling in the best way. Fans of cosmic horror will be thrilled by these wonderfully ghoulish offerings."
-Publishers Weekly

"If you have a thing for weird fiction, it hits all the right notes. More fun to read than anything else published this year in translation"
-Paper Republic

"Effortlessly melding Chinese legends with Lovecraft lore, there is a pulpy zip to the pacing and some subtle dry humor that push this past mere pastiche. A unique take on cosmic horror rather unlike anything else."
-Ginger Nuts of Horror

"Something of a breakthrough and, one hopes, the beginning of an important and fascinating series. A triumph, in other words."
-The Taipei Times "Consistently delivers what the reader needs: the sense of wonder that the best of H.P. Lovecraft's work so often conveyed"
-Black Gate

"A deeply entertaining collection of eldritch mishaps and mayhem."
-Eric Mader, author of A Taipei Mutt
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