"They had been so horrible before that I dare not say that they were any more horrible when they came again, but their presence was certainly more visible and more tangible, if no less easily describable. They were still unspeakable, still unthinkable - but whether I could speak or think of them or not, they were here."
Auguste Dupin is one of the few persons in Paris who can identify the rare Cthulhu Encryption inscribed in the flesh of a dying madwoman. The Comte de Saint-Germain has a second cryptogram that's a partner to the one Dupin now owns, and believes it to be the key to a fabulous treasure hoard buried by the pirate Levasseur. Harassed by shoggoths and tracked by Saint-Germain, Dupin must find the key to the complex puzzle. Can the might of Cthulhu be held at bay? And will any answer that Dupin finds enable him and his friends to escape with their lives?
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Poe, Lovecraft, and Alchemists
Hard to get into
I don't know if it was the narrators reading style or the story itself, but I had a very difficult time getting into this one. The story tends to evolve quickly at times, and if you get distracted you are quickly left confused as to what's going on. The narrator uses slight inflections to differentiate between the characters, but there is something almost clinical to the cadence of the narrators voice that made it very difficult to pay attention to.
- J. Collins