Preston Tauschen is a liar. April Ersten is a severely troubled genius. Holly Diem is a morally-ambiguous witch. Sumire Iwakura is an invulnerable hero. Jenny Frost is a homeless psychotic. Professor Dawes is a scholar studying unreadable books. Joshua Fulton is an agoraphobic hacker.
Unless, of course, they are all something else entirely.
Welcome to The Kadath Estates, an apartment building in a city at the end of everything, an island of stability in a crumbling world. In the midst of a city full of desperate people and oppressive architecture, of half-remembered pasts and a future no one care to contemplate. A city where the moon is an object of fear, haunted by rumors of strange monsters and elder gods, and plagued by the seemingly random violence of a nameless cult.
Preston and April are just hoping for a place to hide from their enemies, somewhere to heal and rest before they return to their flight without a destination. What they find at The Kadath Estates is something far beyond that, something outside the realm of previous experience. In The Kadath Estates and their bizarre inhabitants, Preston and April find something like magic.
Unless, of course, it isn’t that at all.
The first in The Unknown Kadath Estates trilogy by Zachary Rawlins, author of The Central Series, featuring illustrations by artist Xi Lu, Paranoid Magical Thinking is a warped blend of the Cthulhu Mythos, urban fantasy, and black humor in the style of a Japanese light novel.
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