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The Burrowers Beneath (Titus Crow Book 1) Kindle Edition

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For millennia, men have strutted their pride over the fragile surface of the Earth, arrogantly proclaiming themselves masters of creation. But now their feeble investigations have disturbed the planet's original rulers far beneath the globe's crust.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 524 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0586074279
  • Publisher: Gateway (20 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CLRG5DQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #207,183 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This was Lumley's first novel, but also a bit of a fix-up from previously published stories; "Cement Surroundings" and "The Night Sea-Maid Went Down" were short [good] early Cthulhu Mythos stories. In THE BURROWERS BENEATH, Lumley has linked the stories together and extended their scope, though the novel is largely an expansion of "Cement Surroundings", concerning the exploits of Shudde-M'ell, a huge octopoid burrowing creature, a Great Old One, and his similar children. When these creatures move around under the surface of the Earth, they produce tremors and earthquakes, and can be tracked with seismological devices. Lumley's idea is that these creatures are responsible for many earthquakes and tremors throughout history; originally imprisoned by the Elder Gods beneath Africa, they have now broken free and are reproducing and massing.

The main characters here are from some of Lumley's earlier stories; Titus Crow is a psychic scholar of the Occult, and his friend and colleague, Henri de Marigny. Together, they become more convinced and involved in Shudde-M'ell's exploits across England, and later are recruited by the Wilmarth Foundation, an organisation emanating from Miskatonic University to identify, track down and destroy [where possible] the wide plethora of Cthulhu Cycle Deities that are still extant and active on Earth. The idea is that these entities [Shudde-M'ell, Cthulhu, Hastur, Azathoth, Ithaqua, etc] and their minions [shoggoths, Deep Ones, Mi-Go, etc] once imprisoned by the Elder Gods, are now breaking free and causing havoc, while the Wilmarth Foundation attempt to hold them at bay and cover-up the whole thing.
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Definitely the antidote to H P Lovecraft. British author Lumley takes the 'Cthulhu Mythos' of American Gothic author Lovecraft and asks, How would it be if the monsters and alien space gods of the Mythos were all a bit, you know, 'meh', and humans could kick their Cyclopean backsides? And the answer is: very stupid indeed.

On the plus side, Lumley makes some positive contributions to the Mythos in the forms of the earth-burrowing Cthonians (think: giant telepathic subterranean squid-worms) and sea-Shoggoths. On the negative side, the Miskatonic University is now S.H.I.EL.D., Elder-Signs keep Mythos monsters at bay like crucifixes repel vampires, and Lovecraft's brand of cosmic existential dread has been fixed by the brisk intervention of the Civil Service. On top of this bland pastiche, we have to suffer the main protagonist (though not, mercifully, the main narrator) Titus Crow, who is one of the more annoying Mary Sues that fan fiction has thrown up.

Look, it's an easy read. The Wendy-Smith digression on G'harne, Cthonians and the burrowers beneath is actually a taut and satisfying novella. But overall, this is lacklustre stuff.
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'The Burrowers Beneath' is the first in a series of novels featuing the exploits of Titus Crow and Henri-Laurent de Maringy as they battle against the alien terrors of Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, here focusing on the war against the giant worm-like Cthonians. Lumley follows here very much in the footsteps of August Derleth's controversial Christian-influenced revised take on H.P. Lovecraft's mythos, with the evil Great Old Ones being offset by a group of friendly Elder Gods, but despite this there is still plenty of gruesome action here, though the novel as a whole feels rather fractured and shows evidence of being a fix-up of earlier short-stories. The biggest criticism here is that by creating a worldwide force of heroes to combat the evils of the Cthulhu Mythos Lumely does rather relegate Lovecraft's mysterious otherworldly creations into rather conventional monsters to be fought and defeated, but this is a brisk and mostly entertaining pulp adventure.
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Just couldn't get into it. All the unpronounceable and silly names for the endless number of elder gods and it takes an age for it to get going, in the end I gave up on it half way through. I really like Lumley's Necroscope and Vampire World series but I won't be continuing with Titus Crow.
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Titus Crow wow I have waited a long time to finally get to read these books could not get them for love or money now at long last released on the kindle brilliant
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