The Three Births of Daoloth trilogy ends with THE WAY OF THE WORM. It was a finale worth waiting for!
Thirty years has passed since we’ve last seen Dominic Sheldrake. He’s given up trying to convince anyone about the Noble family, (now going by the surname of Le Bon), and how dangerous they can be. Dominic’s son, wife and granddaughter are still involved with them, even after their project Safe to Sleep was abandoned. Fearing for their lives, Dominic chooses to join them in their new “church,” the Church of the Eternal Three. What happens to him there brings back all of his memories and his need to protect his family grows even stronger.The Le Bons are torturing him at every turn, and he turns to his old friends Bobby, (Roberta), and Jim for help. The Tremendous Three ride again! Will they be able to stop the evil Le Bons? Will they be able to save Dominic’s family? Most importantly, will they be able to save the world? You’ll have to read this to find out.
Sometimes it’s hard to pick up the next book in a series months, or even years, after reading the previous one. Not so with Ramsey Campbell! His characters are so vivid and memorable, it’s easy to pick up right where you left off.
Another thing that I like about this series is that each book takes place years after the previous one. In this volume, Dominic is an old man, he’s a grandfather, and he’s dealing with all the things that age brings. I’m not that old yet, (well, I guess technically, I am), but I identified with Dom’s aches and pains.
Overall, I found this to be a satisfying way to wrap up this trilogy. As far as I’m concerned, how it happened here was the only way to stay true to the tale, but that’s all I can say without spoiling anything. Ramsey Campbell never disappoints and this tale is no exception!
Thanks to Flame Tree Press for the e-ARC of this tale of cosmic and very real horrors!