The Feaster From the Stars

  • by Alan K. Baker
  • Narrated by Michael Maloney
  • 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary


Something strange is happening on the London Underground. The ghosts which haunt the platforms and tunnels are being seen much more frequently than usual, and it seems that they are both angry and frightened. Something has appeared on the subterranean railway network of which even the dead are afraid, and the train drivers and other staff are becoming increasingly reluctant to work there. Installation of the new Atmospheric Railway has begun, and the railway companies are demanding that the mystery be solved before their investments go up in a puff of steam.
When a train driver is driven insane by something indescribable in the remote tunnel known as the Kennington Loop, Queen Victoria instructs her Bureau of Clandestine Affairs to aid the Metropolitan Templar Police in their investigation.
Enter Thomas Blackwood, Special Investigator, and Lady Sophia Harrington, Secretary of the Society for Psychical Research. Along with Detective Gerhard de Chardin and the famous occultist Simon Castaigne, Blackwood and Sophia plunge into a terrifying adventure which takes them from the dank tunnels of the London Underground to the depths of interstellar space and a dying planet known as Carcosa, where a horrific being from beyond Space and Time has set its sights on Earth.
The being is known in the annals of the occult as the King in Yellow, or the Feaster from the Stars, and unless Blackwood and Sophia can prevail, it will descend upon the Earth and consume every living thing on it!

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Beautiful writing and performance....strange story

I was completely captivated by the "The lighthouse Keeper" and picked this up because I wanted more of this author, Alan K. Baker. I was not disappointed. However, this story isn't for everyone. This story has all elements of creepy and scary but lost me at the conception of species from other planets. Baker delves quite deeply into "clandestine affairs" and I could not help but roll my eyes in disbelief. I adore his writing style and horror imagery but I cannot comprehend some of his notions regarding "other worlds."

….I never finished this book because the story lost me but what I did read was worth its weight in Gold. If you are into a suspenseful sci-fi tale that goes beyond earth and far into outer space then grab this one! Either way, this book has haunting imagery, well-developed characters, entirely original concepts and a VERY eerie villain...I recommend this author alone just to experience something incredible and spooky!
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- Sharron "I LOVE haunting, atmospheric writing that plays in your head like a movie. I adore books of a mysterious, suspenseful and creepy nature. I am a big fan of Horror/Zombie/Apocalypse and other genres which center on Mystery and strong character development."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios