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Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal Novels)

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ISBN13: 9781250037527
ISBN10: 1250037522
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“Howards characters, relentless imagination, twisting plotlines, and use of language make the Johannes Cabal series a real pleasure to read, and The Fear Institute is the best Cabal yet.” —Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim novels

Beyond the wall of sleep lies the Dreamlands. For countless millennia, they have been explored only by those philosophers, mystics, and poets with a certain detachment from mundane reality. Well, those halcyon days are over, beatniks.

Johannes Cabal is coming.

Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, is employed by the mysterious Fear Institute to lead an expedition into the Dreamlands to hunt and destroy the dread Phobic Animus, the very source of all the worlds fear. Along the way, they will encounter witches, vile abominations, and far too many zebras.

And, when they finally come close to their goal, Cabal will have to face his own nightmares. But for a man who communes easily with devils and the dead, surely there is nothing left to fear. . . .

Review:

"Having determined that the greatest impediment to human progress is fear, Messrs. Bose, Corde, and Shadrach of the Fear Institute seek the assistance of Johannes Cabal (first seen in Johannes Cabal the Necromancer and Johannes Cabal the Detective) in hunting down and eliminating the very spirit of fear, the Phobic Animus itself. They will seek it in the Dreamlands first written of by H.P. Lovecraft, where they must confront ghouls, terrifying wooden automata, devious slavers, and hungry cats, and Cabal's own arrogance will be sorely tested by the god Nyarlathotep. Howard's affectionate, witty homage to Lovecraft's dream stories, complete with early-20th-century setting and language, is an enjoyably macabre comic adventure, and his antihero Cabal is, for all his overweening self-confidence, an engaging protagonist whose heart is not quite as hard as he would like to pretend. Howard capably handles the confusing and mutable world of the Dreamlands and several intriguing twists in the plot, and the concluding cliffhanger makes it plain that he is far from finished with his sardonic wizard." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A Darkly Gripping Comic Fantasy

Beyond the wall of sleep lies the Dreamlands, a world formed by dreams, but not a dream itself. For countless millennia, it has been explored only by those with a certain detachment from mundane reality, its strange seas navigated and its vast mountains climbed by philosophers, mystics, and poets. Well, those halcyon days are over, beatniks.

Johannes Cabal is coming.

Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, is employed by the mysterious Fear Institute to lead an expedition into the Dreamlands, an expedition to hunt and destroy the dread Phobic Animus, the font of terrors, the very source of all the worlds fear. They will enter exotic lands where magic is common and monsters abound. Cabal will encounter witches, vile abominations, and far too many zebras.

And, when they finally come close to their goal, Cabal will have to face his own nightmares. But for a man who communes easily with devils and the dead, surely there is nothing left to fear. . . .

Synopsis:

For readers of fantasy, horror, and the speculative fiction of Jasper Fforde, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer returns.

The Fear Institute was formed with the goal of eradicating fear from the world. And they believe they have finally discovered where it lives. Led by Johannes Cabal, they enter the Dreamlands and find themselves pursued by walking trees, stone men, cats that feed on human flesh and phobias which torment and devastate. As the intrepid explorers traipse through this obfuscating and frustrating world, where history itself appears to alter, Cabal begins to suspect that their mission might not be quite as it seems.

About the Author

Jonathan L. Howard is a game designer, scriptwriter, and a veteran of the computer-games industry since the early nineties, with titles such as the Broken Sword series to his credit. He is the author of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, Johannes Cabal the Detective, and the forthcoming The Brothers Cabal, as well as the YA novels Katyas World and Katyas War. He lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and daughter.

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sara.harris333, July 29, 2014 (view all comments by sara.harris333)
I've been in love with this series and this character since I picked up the first one on a whim and this third installment did not disappoint! Howard has a way with words the likes of which I rarely read and I found myself finishing the book much sooner than I thought I would simply because I couldn't put it down. It's clever and enjoyable from start to finish. More than a few times, I found myself laughing aloud at the absurdity of situations or the pure sarcasm coming from the titular character. There are moment of wonder and deceit and quiet horror but there are also some moments that will break your heart. For fans of science fiction and Lovecraftian horror [and, of course, sassy leading men], this will undoubtedly rank high on their favorites. Unsurprisingly, I'm recommending this to everyone I know, and some people I'm only vaguely acquainted with, because I need someone to talk to about how much I love these books!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250037527
Author:
Howard, Jonathan L
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Author:
Howard, Jonathan L.
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Occult & Supernatural
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Gothic
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ghost
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction/Steampunk
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Fantasy - Paranormal
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Johannes Cabal Novels
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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Product details 352 pages Thomas Dunne Books - English 9781250037527 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Having determined that the greatest impediment to human progress is fear, Messrs. Bose, Corde, and Shadrach of the Fear Institute seek the assistance of Johannes Cabal (first seen in Johannes Cabal the Necromancer and Johannes Cabal the Detective) in hunting down and eliminating the very spirit of fear, the Phobic Animus itself. They will seek it in the Dreamlands first written of by H.P. Lovecraft, where they must confront ghouls, terrifying wooden automata, devious slavers, and hungry cats, and Cabal's own arrogance will be sorely tested by the god Nyarlathotep. Howard's affectionate, witty homage to Lovecraft's dream stories, complete with early-20th-century setting and language, is an enjoyably macabre comic adventure, and his antihero Cabal is, for all his overweening self-confidence, an engaging protagonist whose heart is not quite as hard as he would like to pretend. Howard capably handles the confusing and mutable world of the Dreamlands and several intriguing twists in the plot, and the concluding cliffhanger makes it plain that he is far from finished with his sardonic wizard." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

A Darkly Gripping Comic Fantasy

Beyond the wall of sleep lies the Dreamlands, a world formed by dreams, but not a dream itself. For countless millennia, it has been explored only by those with a certain detachment from mundane reality, its strange seas navigated and its vast mountains climbed by philosophers, mystics, and poets. Well, those halcyon days are over, beatniks.

Johannes Cabal is coming.

Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, is employed by the mysterious Fear Institute to lead an expedition into the Dreamlands, an expedition to hunt and destroy the dread Phobic Animus, the font of terrors, the very source of all the worlds fear. They will enter exotic lands where magic is common and monsters abound. Cabal will encounter witches, vile abominations, and far too many zebras.

And, when they finally come close to their goal, Cabal will have to face his own nightmares. But for a man who communes easily with devils and the dead, surely there is nothing left to fear. . . .

"Synopsis" by ,
For readers of fantasy, horror, and the speculative fiction of Jasper Fforde, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer returns.

The Fear Institute was formed with the goal of eradicating fear from the world. And they believe they have finally discovered where it lives. Led by Johannes Cabal, they enter the Dreamlands and find themselves pursued by walking trees, stone men, cats that feed on human flesh and phobias which torment and devastate. As the intrepid explorers traipse through this obfuscating and frustrating world, where history itself appears to alter, Cabal begins to suspect that their mission might not be quite as it seems.

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