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'The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath' by H.P. Lovecraft (1927)

Randolph Carter dreams three times of a majestic sunset city, but each time he is abruptly snatched away before he can see it up close. When he prays to the gods of dream to reveal the whereabouts of the phantasmal city, they do not answer, and his dreams of the city stop altogether. Undaunted, Carter resolves to go to Kadath, where the gods live, to beseech them in person. However, no one has ever been to Kadath and none even knows how to get there. In dream, Randolph Carter descends "the seventy steps to the cavern of flame" and speaks of his plan to the priests Nasht and Kaman-Thah, whose temple borders the Dreamlands. The priests warn Carter of the great danger of his quest and suggest that the gods withdrew his vision of the city on purpose.
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Drawn in Photoshop.

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:wave: Listen to the full narrated story. Here are parts 1 to 5 -> [link] and parts 6 to 14 -> [link] Or read it here -> [link]

Enjoy the :reading:
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Michel-le-fou Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional Writer
Thrilled to see your stuff again. Good work.
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sunhundred02 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
happens next in the story?
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muzski Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just my version of the book cover.

Listen to the full story. Here are parts 1 to 5 -> [link] and parts 6 to 14 -> [link]
Or read it here -> [link]

Enjoy! :-)
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Roberts-The-Vile Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Nice place to visit. Dunno if I would move there, though.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Three times, I have been to Hogwarts in dream. Studied up close the masonry and woodwork. Maybe I walked down Diagon Alley as well.
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muzski Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like a holiday resort. :D
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Tillinghast23 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent work! I just re-read this story earlier this month... I'd love to see you illustrate the whole thing!
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:iconmuzski:
muzski Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I would like to too, but time is a major factor. :-)
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Not only that, BUT the ability to indite on parchment the unimaginable in a satisfactory way.
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curtsibling Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is truly great stuff, sir! I love the period mood and styling - :)
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:iconmuzski:
muzski Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, mate. I was aiming for a 1920's/vintage style.
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Zsantz Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Let's go on a trip, shall we?
This would be a great cover for an H.P. Lovecraft collection.
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muzski Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, mate.
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Zsantz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.
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Doomsday-Prophyt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful...
I love reading Lovecraft
It's sad how few Southerners know of him, though
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muzski Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
Southerners = English or American? ;-)
(I am Scottish, by the way)
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Doomsday-Prophyt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Southerners as in people who hail from the Southeastern states in the crappy ol' USA
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muzski Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha ha ha... just spotted your location. Understood. :D
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Doomsday-Prophyt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Heck, I hadn't even heard of him until I was randomly browsing the internet during my last semester of college lol
And now I have 2 of his 3 story collections published by Penguin
:meow:
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muzski Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried to read his work twenty years ago and eventually gave up. Last year I downloaded audio/narrated mp3 formats from LibriVox and Internet Archive (both community/public domain websites). Now I am older and wiser, I seem to take in more and piece locations and characters with keen interest now. I like to listen to them while drawing. It's a nice change from music and alot creepier. :-)
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Doomsday-Prophyt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
heh
Even though I've got an e-reader and all this technological hoo-ha, I'll never grow old of having a plain old book in my hands
^_^
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muzski Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing wrong with a good book.
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