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A novelette of 15,000 words. It is April of 1924. Colossus Films (of the novel Bride of the Rat-God) is shooting in Reno, because their male star, Tor Westlake, is getting his fifth divorce in order to marry Chrysanda (Christine) Flamande, the studio’s #1 starlet. They are filming at the supposedly-haunted castle on the outskirts of town, built by a Gold Rush millionaire, A novelette of 15,000 words. It is April of 1924. Colossus Films (of the novel Bride of the Rat-God) is shooting in Reno, because their male star, Tor Westlake, is getting his fifth divorce in order to marry Chrysanda (Christine) Flamande, the studio’s #1 starlet. They are filming at the supposedly-haunted castle on the outskirts of town, built by a Gold Rush millionaire, and sharing the sets with a black film company from Chicago, whose female star is also getting a divorce from her abusive husband. Tor wants to hold a séance in the haunted castle, but Norah – Christine’s sister-in-law and dog-minder – is uneasy. Christine’s dogs are conscious of supernatural activity, and there’s something about their reactions to the castle that doesn’t seem right to her.


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A novelette of 15,000 words. It is April of 1924. Colossus Films (of the novel Bride of the Rat-God) is shooting in Reno, because their male star, Tor Westlake, is getting his fifth divorce in order to marry Chrysanda (Christine) Flamande, the studio’s #1 starlet. They are filming at the supposedly-haunted castle on the outskirts of town, built by a Gold Rush millionaire, A novelette of 15,000 words. It is April of 1924. Colossus Films (of the novel Bride of the Rat-God) is shooting in Reno, because their male star, Tor Westlake, is getting his fifth divorce in order to marry Chrysanda (Christine) Flamande, the studio’s #1 starlet. They are filming at the supposedly-haunted castle on the outskirts of town, built by a Gold Rush millionaire, and sharing the sets with a black film company from Chicago, whose female star is also getting a divorce from her abusive husband. Tor wants to hold a séance in the haunted castle, but Norah – Christine’s sister-in-law and dog-minder – is uneasy. Christine’s dogs are conscious of supernatural activity, and there’s something about their reactions to the castle that doesn’t seem right to her.

30 review for Castle of Horror

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Luiken

    Novelette. Fascinating setting: the movie industry in the 1920s with some fantasy elements. I've reread Bride of the Rat God many times, so it was fun to read the further adventures of Norah, Alex and Chrysande. Novelette. Fascinating setting: the movie industry in the 1920s with some fantasy elements. I've reread Bride of the Rat God many times, so it was fun to read the further adventures of Norah, Alex and Chrysande.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Erin (PT)

    Bride of the Rat God is, hands down, my favorite of Hambly's books and so being able to read more about those characters was delightful in and of itself. Norah, Alec, Christine and the Pekes are all present and very much themselves. Even Ambrose Conklin makes a cameo and I was surprised at how pleased I was by his appearance. The story itself, being short, was very straightforward, but my only real complaint about it--and I should put complaint in sarcastic quotes--is just that it's all too shor Bride of the Rat God is, hands down, my favorite of Hambly's books and so being able to read more about those characters was delightful in and of itself. Norah, Alec, Christine and the Pekes are all present and very much themselves. Even Ambrose Conklin makes a cameo and I was surprised at how pleased I was by his appearance. The story itself, being short, was very straightforward, but my only real complaint about it--and I should put complaint in sarcastic quotes--is just that it's all too short. I'd really like to read more about the characters we know and the new characters Hambly introduces. I wonder if Hambly might ever try to do what more authors are experimenting with now and do a kickstarter for a new novel in this world. I'd certainly contribute.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Doreen Queen

    Castle of Horror I just love Hambly's "Further Adventures of", and this is the first continuation of the single story, Bride of the Rat God. Set in the golden age of cinema, the antics of the flamboyant actress Christine, her steady assistant Norah, and her Pekes delight and amuse. Castle of Horror I just love Hambly's "Further Adventures of", and this is the first continuation of the single story, Bride of the Rat God. Set in the golden age of cinema, the antics of the flamboyant actress Christine, her steady assistant Norah, and her Pekes delight and amuse.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Katherine

    Cute novelette sequel to Bride of the Rat God. Definitely some horror, but not necessarily where you expect it. I still love the three Pekinese dogs, though they don’t play as large a role as in Bride of the Rat God. Wish it were longer, but it is perfect in its way.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Entertaining An enjoyable return to the world of Bride of the Rat God. Whets the appetite for a book-length sequel. Fingers crossed!

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    Mel Walker

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    Sarah Holland

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