TDV 111: The Hourglass Executioner

October 2nd, 2017 by Sharkchild

In an endless abyss—a void of nothing—I fell, screaming and reaching for a salvation that was not attainable. Darkness surrounded me and torment filled unmoving time.

I was an arcane contrivance—an entity summonable by complex evocation—created by the terrific Gods of Ulvelktal. From another life, of which the memories evaded me, I was seized and cursed—transformed into an abomination to be enlisted only by the most accomplished of necromancers, sorcerers, conjurers, and witches.

A star—with its size, energy, and force beyond comprehension, and its power a ruler of universes—bowed to the consecrate tabernacle of almightiness embodied in my conjured form. I was the ultimate tool of directed death—a supernatural assassinator that could not be stopped—not by physical strength, not by godly magic, not by any cosmic authority. I could be ordered to slay kings or commanded to destroy planet-sized beasts. I could be led through the veins of nether realms to kill what was already dead or conducted to pull a supreme being from its arrogant throne.


Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Monday, October 2, 2017 to be entered in a chance to win:


Winners will be chosen at random (at from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST on Monday, October 2, 2017 and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

Amanda Daggett (25)

78 Responses to “TDV 111: The Hourglass Executioner”

  1. avatar Mark Chamberlin Says:


  2. avatar westofthemoonillustration Says:

    Creepy and awesome as usual! Keep it up!

  3. avatar Michael W. Says:

    Would love to win the complete Lovecraft!

  4. avatar Mary Preston Says:

    Intense, I love it.

  5. avatar LivingDeadPunk Says:

    Happy month of Halloween!

  6. avatar R Says:


  7. avatar Fredrik Karlsson Says:

    The cosmic horror bible, and a mesmerizing cover on top of that.

  8. avatar Eric Smith Says:

    Yes Please.

  9. avatar Dplawson Says:

    Who doesn’t love Lovecraft?

  10. avatar Deb Philippon Says:

    New subscriber here. Hope this shows up. Nothing appears when I type a comment in.

  11. avatar Rafael Lewkowicz Says:

    Lovecraft is the king. Good work, keep it up!

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    My fishy eyes want this.

  13. avatar ROBERT FONTENOT Says:


  14. avatar Justin Reever Says:

    Man, entering for this giveaway. Been wanting to get a copy of the Lovecraft book for quite a while now.

  15. avatar Edward Bruggeman Says:

    Very cool keep it up

  16. avatar T2 Says:

    The time is now.

  17. avatar Hoanna Gomes Says:

    Intense, gave me chills

  18. avatar Cole Says:

    That’s a pretty nice Lovecraft book

  19. avatar Linda Kish Says:

    This would be awesome to add to my library.

  20. avatar Sushma Says:

    Would love to get this Lovecraft book, perfect for Halloween month!

  21. avatar Elizabeth Sullivan Says:

    Woah, I would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

  22. avatar Michael Adams Says:

    I sure as heck wouldn’t mind a copy of that book! What an awesome giveaway!

  23. avatar Katrina Dehart Says:

    Awesome! Thank you for the chance

  24. avatar Matthew Says:


  25. avatar Amanda Daggett Says:

    Love it! You guys are awesome!

  26. avatar Dim Vekios Says:

    Dream of a dream

  27. avatar Bobby Says:

    Commenting for obvious reasons.

  28. avatar Jesper Says:

    I would love to own that book.

  29. avatar Slade Shepherd Says:

    Thanks for all your hard work! Would love to be entered in the contest

  30. avatar Hopkins Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. avatar Brian Kulbaba Says:

    Can’t wait for the new kickstarter

  32. avatar Nick Keeney Says:

    Nice. Thanks guys.

  33. avatar Tyler Says:

    I keep meaning to pick this exact copy from B & N up, but I’d rather win a copy.

  34. avatar Josh Christian Says:

    Can’t wait for volume 4!

  35. avatar Francesco Rusconi Says:

    I love Lovecraft, incredible Artwork.

  36. avatar Valeska Says:

    Great episode, great book

  37. avatar Shawn Says:

    I would love a copy!

  38. avatar Tanner Says:

    That looks very nice

  39. avatar Richard Says:

    I love your work man

  40. avatar Mechanical Güicho Says:

    Excellent artwork for the cover

  41. avatar Michael Says:

    The Dark Verse is the best

  42. avatar Cody michaud Says:

    ahhh nothing says its october like some good ol eldritch horror

  43. avatar Andrew Thomsen Says:

    I didn’t know I needed this until now

  44. avatar Diogo Antunes Says:

    Brazilian fan here! I Love your work man!

  45. avatar Samuel Dubé Says:

    Best giveaway ever , thank you

  46. avatar Brandon Alsup Says:

    Would love to have that for my little one. That’s awesome!

  47. avatar Tate Thornton Says:

    Keep up the good work man! Be an Outsider!

  48. avatar Gado Says:


  49. avatar Chadkp Says:

    Love your books, can’t wait for the next!

  50. avatar David Berkerey Says:

    I need this in my collection!!

  51. avatar Greg Says:

    That was awesome
    And the cover art is gorgeous

  52. avatar ENVY Says:


  53. avatar David Miller Says:

    Hey, Lovecraft is always a win! Thanks for hosting these giveaway!

  54. avatar Dominick Jones Says:

    This would make my day 10 times over I love these stories! You guys thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  55. avatar Aleksanbear Says:

    Merry Spkmas!

  56. avatar Floyd Says:


  57. avatar Holly Bunny Monroe Says:

    Everything Sharkchild does is pure brilliance! I am always waiting for his next story!

  58. avatar Russ Norberg Says:

    Ohhh. This looks amazing

  59. avatar Cjavz Says:

    I want that.

  60. avatar David Says:

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

  61. avatar Brandon Massey Says:

    One of the reasons I love halloween..awesome giveaways like this.

  62. avatar Dan Says:

    Love it!

  63. avatar Alicia Says:

    What a great idea for a giveaway!

  64. avatar Sam Says:

    Cthulu approves.

  65. avatar John Fuller Says:


  66. avatar Wesley Cole Says:


  67. avatar Faisal Says:

    I want it

  68. avatar lori byrd Says:

    Love it!

  69. avatar Shane Says:

    This is my giveaway entry comment.

  70. avatar Elex Ng Says:

    Is is!

  71. avatar Rodney Lynn Says:

    I read a lot of peter clines stuff and he bases a lot of his stuff on HPL. Would look good on the shelf after a thorough read.

  72. avatar Jon Carmelitano Says:

    Well… i hope i win haha.,

  73. avatar Aaron Says:

    a Lovecraft collection? don’t mind if i do.

  74. avatar Abby Says:

    A complete set?? YES PLEASE

  75. avatar Kara Cruz Says:

    I would love to own this ❤

  76. avatar Colin Grosse Says:

    I need this

  77. avatar Cameron Says:

    Always eyeballed this at book stores but could find the quiche

  78. avatar Lindsay L. Says:

    Awesome 🙂

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