Reviews For City of the Shrieking Tomb



Rebecca from Goodreads says:

“City of the Shrieking Tomb is the perfect mix of horror and historical fiction, giving modern readers an unforgettable introduction to Humayunpur, a beautiful and mysterious but ruined city in South India. Not only is this the first horror novel I recall reading that was set in India, but it’s written in a timeless style.”

Bradley from Goodreads says:

“Old-school horror that belongs in Amazing Tales, perfect for all us folks wanting something that FEELS authentically true. The devil is in the details here and the author’s real travels across India shows it. From dialogue to truly great descriptions of the countryside and the ancient ruins, I’m always THERE and it was quite fun.”

Martin from Goodreads says:

“A very satisfying read – lots of local colour, a well worked out backstory, and a slow buildup leading to a horrifying conclusion. This is an excellent book which I would particularly recommend to old-school horror fans.”

Emily from Knight of Angels says:

“What most sells this story for me is the depth of the backstory and its cosmology.  The more the layers are peeled back, the better it gets.”

Joseph from the Evilcyclist’s Blog says:

City of the Shrieking Tomb by Patrick A Rogers is a gripping tale of horror.

Rachel from Purple Owl Reviews says:

“This book scared me. I read it late at night with mood music and definitely wasn’t going to sleep any time soon. Rogers does a great job of setting up the environment and describing the world. I could visualize everything that was going on and was easily spooked as a result. The vivid nightmares, the haunting noises that woke the entire town, the blood filled stories about the tomb’s history. All were really well done.”

Jean from Howling Frog Books says:

“I had a lot of fun reading this ghostly tale!”

From Amazon:

“City of the Shrieking Tomb is a classic horror story in an unusual setting.”

“Starts out as a nice slow-burning atmospheric tale and ends with a bunch of awfulness worthy of Clark Ashton Smith…I also got a kick out of the novel setting. Perhaps this story could pioneer a new subgenre, I-Horror!”

“The author has a powerful and compelling vision of cosmic horror drawn not from warmed-over Lovecraft but by either non-Western or Abrahamic spirituality, and to this adds authentic and sympathetic characters whose mindsets are decidedly foreign to American readers.”