The Metal Monster

Abraham MERRITT (1884 - 1943)

The Metal Monster is an Abraham Merritt fantasy novel. Dr. Goodwin is on a botanical expedition in the Himalayas. There he meets Dick Drake, the son of one of his old science acquaintances. They are witnesses of a strange aurora-like effect, but seemingly a deliberate one. As they go out to investigate, they meet Goodwin's old friends Martin and Ruth Ventnor, brother and sister scientists. The two are besieged by Persians as Darius III led when Alexander of Macedon conquered them more than two thousand years ago. The group is saved by a magnificent woman they get to know as Norhala. She commands the power of lightning and controls strange metal animate Things, living, metallic, geometric forms; an entire city of sentient cubes, globes and tetrahedrons, capable of joining together and forming colossal shapes, and wielding death rays and other armaments of destruction. They are led to a hidden valley occupied by what they name "The Metal Monster", a strange metal city occupied by the metal animate Things Norhala commands This city is governed by what they call the Metal Emperor, assisted by the Keeper of the Cones. Ruth is slowly being converted by Norhala to become like her; her little sister. Martin, her brother, tries shooting the Metal Emperor, who retalliates with a ray blast, putting Martin in a comatose state. Closed in between the Metal Monster and the Persians, it falls to Goodwin and Drake to find a way to escape their predicament. (Summary Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Fantasy Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prologue Lucy Burgoyne
00:06:51
Play 01 Valley Of The Blue Poppies Mike Schwabe
00:21:53
Play 02 The Sigil On The Rocks Mike Schwabe
00:09:58
Play 03 Ruth Ventor Roger Melin
00:29:14
Play 04 Metal With A Brain Mike Schwabe
00:14:47
Play 05 The Smiting Thing Robin Balmer
00:20:14
Play 06 Norhala Of The Lightnings Lucy Lo Faro
00:30:23
Play 07 The Shapes In the Mist jfmarchini
00:10:05
Play 08 The Drums Of Thunder jfmarchini
00:19:07
Play 09 The Portal Of Flame jfmarchini
00:15:31
Play 10 Witch! Give Back My Sister Lucy Lo Faro
00:19:02
Play 11 The Metal Emperor jfmarchini
00:19:10
Play 12 I Will Give You Peace Anna Roberts
00:11:16
Play 13 Voice From The Void Anna Roberts
00:08:30
Play 14 Free! But A Monster! Anna Roberts
00:11:30
Play 15 The House Of Norhala Lucy Lo Faro
00:22:22
Play 16 Concious Metal Annise
00:09:47
Play 17 Yuruk Al Dano
00:11:49
Play 18 Into The Pit CalmDragon
00:30:39
Play 19 The City That Was Alive CalmDragon
00:22:12
Play 20 Vampires Of The Sun Beatrice
00:32:13
Play 21 Phantasmagoria Metallioue Scott Carpenter
00:21:45
Play 22 The Ensorcelled Chamber Lucy Lo Faro
00:20:42
Play 23 The Treachery Of Yuruk valli
00:43:00
Play 24 Ruszark Scott Carpenter
00:14:52
Play 25 Cherkis Scott Carpenter
00:14:21
Play 26 The Vengeance Of Norhala Lucy Lo Faro
00:20:59
Play 27 The Drums Of Destiny Robin Balmer
00:22:40
Play 28 The Frenzy Of Ruth Scott Carpenter
00:22:39
Play 29 The Passing Of Norhala Scott Carpenter
00:13:45
Play 30 Burned Out Scott Carpenter
00:12:40
Play 31 Slag Lucy Burgoyne
00:15:31