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“Lovecraftian and Barker-esque... stunning truly.”

- Steve Stred, Splatterpunk Award-Nominated Author of Mastodon and The Stranger

About the Novel

What is Carcosa?

For Alan Chambers, a jobless loner, it’s the answer to his problems. Or so he thinks…

Rejected by family and friends, and soon to be homeless, Alan makes his last desperate bid to discover the truth of this miserable reality by journeying to an occult brothel where it’s said the worthy might obtain passage to this fabled land of Carcosa.

Proving one’s worth is more dangerous than Alan could have imagined.

Prepare for an erotic and horrifying journey into the universe of the Yellow King…

The Claw of Craving is the first Book of Lost Carcosa, an epic fantasy-horror that reimagines the astonishing mythos of Robert W. Chambers. Combining Clive Barker’s eroticism and fantasy with Stephen King’s pulse-pounding narrative, The Claw of Craving will please fans of Imajica, Weaveworld, The Dark Tower, H. P. Lovecraft, Eric LaRocca, and Alistair Rennie. 

Listen to Chapter 1 - Read by Joseph Sale

"A stunning tale. The Claw of Craving displays a master at the height of his craftsmanship, and Sale's imagination ensures that you won't just read this story; you'll experience it. This is one you do not want to miss."

-Brian Bowyer, author of Flesh Rehearsal and Autumn Gothic 

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