Blasphemous Tales of the Followers: New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos
\"But when he mounted the rickety ladder to the topmost cases and the dusty individual boxes on top of them, he began to realize the full extent of the old wizard's store of infamous lore. Indeed, this had been the object of Fin's lesson, for she often directed him in furtive tones to \"inventory\" just these regions, when nothing had been ordered from them. There, as he perched on the flimsy ladder glancing frequently at the door where Alligator might appear, he found nothing newer than von Konnenberg's Uralte Schrecken with its plain black leather binding and silver lock; Dr. Dee in a great Elizabethan folio with the royal imprint and a Latin title in gold on the front edge; Ludvig Prinn in brooding black-letter; the much debated Count Cagliostro in a magnificent private edition full of engraved diagrams, decorated in gold filigree, echoed on the edges; a manuscript in Hebrew on parchment enclosed in heavy wooden boards covered with plain leather, with an inscription in French on the front end paper containing the words \"Abra-Melin\" and \"original\" . . . every dark soul who had dared the forbidden arts for centuries was there, in the original or in translation. And the old man's trove did not stop there. The boxes on the top contained manuscripts and incised clay tablets at which Nathan could only shudder. Fiona referred to these as Alistair's trading stock; in his unseen chambers he had copies of everything here that he considered of value and more that he would never sell to any public institution. \" - Walter C. DeBill, Jr., \"The Bookseller's Second Wife\"
Bad things tend happen to people who go where they are not wanted, or who over-stay their welcome once they reach their destination. This book contains thirteen new personal explorations of the Cthulhu Mythos. As its title suggests, this is a companion volume to Edward P. Berglund's earlier classic Mythos collection, The Disciples of Cthulhu. Both books are published by Chaosium, but their contents are entirely different. Twelve of the stories in Disciples II are original and have never been published before. All the stories record the dire fates of people whose destinies intertwine with the Mythos.
Editor's Preface - Edward P. Berglund
The Bookseller's Second Wife - Walter C. DeBill, Jr.
Eldritch - Brad Linaweaver and Fred Olen Ray
The Web - Gary Myers
Passing Through - Robert Weinberg
The Idol - Scott David Aniolowski (Previously published in our Tales Out of Innsmouth)
Time in the Hourless House - A. A. Attanasio
Special Order - Henry Lee Forrest
Lujan's Trunk - Donald R. Burleson
The San Francisco Treat - C. J. Henderson
Acute Spiritual Fear - Robert M. Price
The Eldridge Collection - Will Murray
An Arkham Home Companion - Brad Strickland
The Last Temptation of Ricky Perez - Benjamin Adams