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DEAD EASY (NOVEL BY WM. MARK SIMMONS)
Release Date: November 25, 2008 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Halflife Chronicles
Horror Crosses: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Anita Blake; True Blood
Non-Horror Crosses: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; Dresden Files; The Weather Warden; Aisling Grey: Guardian
The Story: Another hurricane in New Orleans is just a precursor to the rising of Cthulhu.
Notes: This story brings the Halflife Chronicles into the Horror Universe. The Halflife Chronicles is about a heroic half-vampire and his misadventures with the paranormal. The main plot revolves around the rising of Cthulhu. An undead Captain Nemo and his Nautilus are also involved. There is also this reference: “There was a wizard in Chicago, a necromancer in St Louis, a waitress in Bon Temps, and a weather warden- who hasn’t spent much time in any one place, lately. We also considered a guardian in London. It was not possible to make contact with them.” The Wizard in Chicago is Harry Dresden of the Dresden Files. The Necromancer is Anita Blake. The waitress is Sookie from True Blood. The Weather Warden is Joanne Baldwin. And the Guardian is Aisling Grey. Dresden is already in the Horror Universe, but not considered a horror series. Both Anita Blake and True Blood take place in a divergent timeline where vampires are public knowledge, but this must be their main Horror Universe counterparts. This cross also brings in the Weather Warden and Aisling Grey: Guardian. The Weather Warden works for the United Nations monitoring the elementals, while Aisling Grey fights dragons who take human form.