Azathoth Ordo ab Chao
From the Publisher
The first in a series of anthologies devoted to the Lovecraftian gods, Ordo ab Chao follows the highly successful The Gods of HP Lovecraft (published in 2015 by JournalStone Publishing). We begin our series with the primal origins and the god Azathoth, who represents primordial chaos in the Lovecraftian Mythos.
H.P. Lovecraft described Azathoth as a demon king ruling from a dark throne in the middle of the fiery cosmic void, out of which all created things emanated. Surrounding this orbiting spiral of infinite chaos and creation sounded the repetitive notes of an incessant flute, a reference to the Greek god Pan and the symbol of chaos behind the orderliness of nature. Taking this as our departure, the stories in this volume approach Azathoth through the concept of “order out of chaos” (or Ordo ab Chao in Latin).
Synopsis of "The Door at 21 bis rue Xavier Privas"
A dead body fished from the Seine river in the middle of Paris leads a dedicated detective to unravel a cosmic mystery however the solution is not what he expected.
“The Door at 21 bis Rue Xavier Privas” by R. B. Payne: A lengthy novelette about a French detective that begins innocuously enough with a dead body found in the Seine, and ends with mind-shattering revelations about the nature of mortality and the cosmos. Really nicely written and exactly the kind of story I was hoping for when I began reading the collection.
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