An ancient horror deep in the Amazon jungle spins a web of nightmares to ensnare adventurers, explorers, and their souls, in this skin-crawling Arkham Horror novel of cosmic dread.
When Arkham Advertiser reporter Andy van Nortwick receives a mysterious film reel in the mail, with a simple note: “Maude Brion is very much alive!”, he steps onto a path which will lead him to the brink of madness. Brion, the famous actress and film director, vanished a year ago on an ill-fated expedition into the Amazon rainforest, delving into the legend of the Spider Queen. Thrilled by the prospect of his big break, Nortwick swings the funds to launch a rescue mission. He gathers a team of explorers and a keen folklorist to bring back Brion and cement his reputation. But deep in the Amazon jungle, the boundaries between intrepid adventurers, dreamers, and deranged fanatics blur inside a web of terror.
About the Author
S A SIDOR is the author of four dark crime thrillers and more recently two splendid supernatural-pulp adventures, Fury From the Tomb and The Beast of Nightfall Lodge. He lives near Chicago with his family.
“A master of the unsettling, and each twist is more grisly and unexpected than the last.” — – Publishers Weekly starred review
“Sidor is a prince of darkness, steeped in the noir tradition and not giving an inch. He is also bountifully talented.” — – Kirkus Reviews
“What a beautifully-crafted piece of work The Last Ritual is, in all senses… provides a fascinating window into Eldritch activities that grow from unsettling to truly horrifying.” — – Fistful of Meeples, on The Last Ritual