The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror

The Lovecraft Squad All Hallows Horror There has always been something wrong about All Hallows Church Not just the building but the very land upon it stands Reports dating back to Roman times reveal that it has always been a bad place bli

  • Title: The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror
  • Author: John Llewellyn Probert Stephen Jones
  • ISBN: 9781681773339
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Hardcover
  • There has always been something wrong about All Hallows Church Not just the building, but the very land upon it stands Reports dating back to Roman times reveal that it has always been a bad place blighted by strange sightings, unusual phenomena, and unexplained disappearances.So in the 1990s, a team of para psychiatrists is sent in to investigate the various mysteriesThere has always been something wrong about All Hallows Church Not just the building, but the very land upon it stands Reports dating back to Roman times reveal that it has always been a bad place blighted by strange sightings, unusual phenomena, and unexplained disappearances.So in the 1990s, a team of para psychiatrists is sent in to investigate the various mysteries surrounding the Church and its unsavoury legends From the start, they begin to discover a paranormal world that defies belief But as they dig deeper, not only do they uncover some of the secrets behind the ancient edifice designed by Zombie King Thomas Moreby but, hidden away beneath everything else, something so ancient and so terrifying that it is using the architect himself as a conduit to unimaginable evil.After four days and nights, not everybody survives and those that do will come to wish they hadn t Imagine The Haunting of Hill House, The Amityville Horror, The Entity and The Stone Tape rolled together into the very fabric of a single building And then imagine if all that horror is accidentally released .

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    1. The Lovecraft Squad is a book that promising in the beginning of the book, but unfortunately didn't manage to be interesting all the way until the end. I loved the beginning of the book. Two boys are investigating a building site and they find a skull, a bone and a pot in the place where H.G. Wells house once upon a time had stood. I found this part chilling and the story just kept on being interesting, the discovery of scrolls that tells about the end of time. It was fascinating and intriguing [...]

    2. 4.5Have you ever read a book that seemed longer than its stated number of pages? Usually those are not very entertaining. One of the weird thing about The Lovecraft Squad: All Hallows Horror is that it is entertaining as Hell (pun intended for those who read it). I'm lying. It is even better than that. It is packed.The pace is perfect. You are slowly introduced to the main characters one chapter at a time, then the events slowly start moving forward. All thanks to the curiosity of two teenage bo [...]

    3. THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD, by John Llewellyn Probert, started off with a bang! The premise of what two boys "stumbled" into, combined with an "expert" from America's special knowledge of, really kept this novel going at a fast pace. At least, for the fist 30-40% of the novel. After that, I found that things got a little more "cliched" in general, and even the dialog between the main characters seemed a bit of a stretch.A solid first "half", followed by a lesser "second". I may try the next book in thi [...]

    4. Oohh creepy, creepiness in this one! Also some 'huh?' moments and a couple of 'wtf!?' moments too!The first part starts off when two young lads are messing about on a building site and find some bones and a large clay urn, as you do. We're then introduced to Bob Chambers, a forensic Pathologist who works for a secret agency that investigates weirdness all over the world. After the suspicious death of the British Museums forensic pathologist (and by suspicious read 'stabbed his own eyes out and t [...]

    5. [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!]As if to underscore my frustration with this book, for some reason my first attempt at a review didn't publish correctly. I somewhat enjoyed the plot up until about 40% of the way in. It held my interest and I could see myself continuing with the series. However, the last 60% of the book was a confused, uninteresting morass that somehow combined the worst of a dry travelogue with a 9th grader's la [...]

    6. Review: THE LOVECRAFT SQUAD ALL HALLOWS CHURCH by John Llewellyn ProbertThis novel is the first in "The Lovecraft Squad" series, created by Stephen Jones and written by John Llewellyn Probert. If you love Lovecraft Mythos, black magick, medieval history, or Dante, this book has it all (plus eternal zombies and shapeshifting and horror-horror-horror. Excellently written, articulate, this is a rereader. Set in a historic decommissioned parish church in Blackheath, South London, a motley group of p [...]

    7. This was a fantastic read that just kept getting better. It managed to creep me out, which (given the sheer amount I read) is surprisingly hard to do. The Lovecraft Squad managed to get me to the point where I had to stop reading one night. I was pretty sure one of the creatures was behind me, staring at me while I read it. And there was definitely too much eerie light in the room. (Regardless of the fact that I knew it was just my Kindle Paperwhite‘s illumination). It kicked my overactive ima [...]

    8. I saw this book at the library and was drawn to the "Lovecraft" in the title. I thought the cover art looked juvenile and like this would be a book with some humor in it. Boy was I wrong. This is definitely written for an adult audience, and it is not an attempt to be funny. This is a serious horror book.The book feels like a mash up between the Lovecraftian Universe and Dante's Nine Circles of Hell. I enjoyed the beginning of the book, but once it became a "locked in a haunted house" story, it [...]

    9. What was in the beginning a solid three-star book slowly devolved into a two-star one, much like multiple characters went from being human-shaped people to piles of fleshy goo. This series opener was a fun pulpy read for the first 100 or so pages, until the interesting Lovecraftian premise about an investigator from the Human Protection League (HPL) investigating some disturbing scrolls and a cursed church turned into a bloated retread of Dante's Inferno. Though I have to say, the descriptions o [...]

    10. First off I want to say that I love the cover artwork. It really puts me in mind of the older pulp horror magazines where Lovecraft and so many others got their start.It seemed to me a mixture of Lovecraft's Haunter of the Dark, a bit of reference to Hell House and BBC's Ghost Watch program (which is very awesome, btw, I highly recommend it if you get the chance to watch it). It's a mix that goes well together. The author has a knack for describing scenes very well. I could visualize the scenes [...]

    11. The first book in a great new horror series!My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on!The Lovecraft Squad, also known as The Human Protection League, exists to battle the horrors of the Elder Gods such as Cthulhu and their myriad descendants and human servants. So when a Cthulian Horror rises in England, an ancient church is ground zero for horror unimagined. The League sends Doctor Bob Chambers to inv [...]

    12. Sadly, I couldn't bring myself to complete this. I just couldn't keep interested/invested in it. I didn't buy the main character as a grizzled veteran of battling dark forces. The story was well, very meh. Ah, well. Back to the library.

    13. To preface this review: whenever I see Stephen Jones' name attached to a book, I expect excellence. I have read every one of his Year's Best Horror anthologies, which have introduced me to an incredible number of authors who have become stalwarts of the field, along with his excellent overview of each past year's highlights and lowlights.This is a bit different - it's a novel, based on Lovecraftian style mythos, written by John Probert and edited by Stephen Jones. I had not read anything by Mr. [...]

    14. 2.5 Stars.Couldn't decided between 2 or 3. Did I like it or was it only okay? The thing is, the first half was great (minus the first chapter). It was a good, spooky story with an interesting plot and premise. Then partway through it just changed with no real transition. The story changed, the writing changed. It was fast paced, but almost too fast and it did really go well with the first half.Then finally at the end you're sort of brought back to the original plot and it tries to to the two hal [...]

    15. The first half of this book was exciting, and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I love a good haunted house story (or church, in this case). I read it really quicklyd then the second half came. I was at a loss as to why there were elements pulled from so many different sources, and I didn't feel they meshed together very well. The novel didn't feel very Lovecraftian at all. I'm a huge fan of the Master and I think the elements that the author used here were completely gratuitous. The char [...]

    16. 'All Hallows Horror' starts off in a relatively familiar setting - a famously haunted, abandoned church - that might lead the experienced reader to believe they know exactly what they'll be getting.But beware - here be dragons! No sooner has the author got us uncomfortably settled within the sepulchral structure than we're plunged into Hell literally.John Llewellyn Probert deftly presents us with a kaleidoscope of chaos as we descend through horror after horror on a phantasmagoric journey to the [...]

    17. Classic Lovecraft.Really enjoyed the narration.Love the imagery and the madness.I didn't know who Stephen Jones is but after reading the acknowledgements I'm really curious to check out his zombie series. I definitely have to check it out now. Bob Chamber ain't no Bob Howard. That is the weakest part about the narrative. This talk about this US office who deals with Cthulian related incidences and Bob isn't really like prepared for any of this.But beside that, everything was exceptionally. The a [...]

    18. Not what i was expecting. The story starts off good in the first part of the book but later it goes down hill from there. Not a love craft story but a zombie, horror, supernatural is more like it. Plot needed a little more work and story needs to follow the name of the book. It has very little to do with Lovecraft Squad.

    19. Pulpy. Marks for ambition in incorporating Chaucer and Dante, but ultimately this is more slush than smart.

    20. Yikes. It's legible, but not readable. The characters are annoying cardboard, the plot is obvious AND inexplicable, and I've rolled my eyes so hard they hurt. Save yourself.

    21. I made it about halfway through this pedestrian haunted house story that was lightly decorated with Lovecraftian touches. Neither the story or the characters were holding my attention and I gave up.

    22. Links to Lovecraft seem everywhere this season--doors to alternative realities whether fantasy based or relying on string theory and quantum physics, Howard appears to rule! This classic horror novel set in contemporary haunted London is lots of fun with monsters galore.

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