The Utgarda Series

5 books in series
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The Old Man's Request Publisher's Summary

50 years ago, a group of college friends dabbled in the occult and released a malign presence on the world. Now, on his deathbed, the last of the students, now a trustee of Reister University, enlists the aid of three newcomers to banish the thing they summoned. Russian anthropologist Anna Rykov, doctor Harry Lamb, and Father Sean O’Malley are all indebted to the ailing trustee for their positions. Together, they pursue the knowledge and resources needed to perform the ritual.

Hampered by the old man’s greedy son, the wizened director of the university library, and a private investigator with a troubled past, can they perform the ritual and banish the entity?

The Old Man’s Request is a pulp adventure set in the 1920s, and the first part of the Utgarda Trilogy.

©2016 Joab Stieglitz (P)2017 Joab Stieglitz
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  • Book 1

    • The Old Man's Request

    • Utgarda Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Joab Stieglitz
    • Narrated by: Bolton Marsh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    50 years ago, a group of college friends dabbled in the occult and released a malign presence on the world. Now, on his deathbed, the last of the students, now a trustee of Reister University, enlists the aid of three newcomers to banish the thing they summoned. Russian anthropologist Anna Rykov, doctor Harry Lamb, and Father Sean O’Malley are all indebted to the ailing trustee for their positions. Together, they pursue the knowledge and resources needed to perform the ritual.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • The Missing Medium

    • Book Two of the Utgarda Trilogy
    • By: Joab Stieglitz
    • Narrated by: Bolton Marsh
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    While Father Sean O'Malley is summoned to Rome to discuss the "Longborough Affair" with his superiors, Russian anthropologist Anna Rykov and Doctor Harold Lamb travel to New York City where they encounter merchants, mobsters, and madmen in pursuit of the spirit medium who advised their mentor shortly before the start of the whole adventure. The Missing Medium is a pulp adventure set in the 1920s, and the second book in the Utgarda series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adventure a la Lovecraft

    • By Eric Marshall on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • The Other Realm

    • Book Three of the Utgarda Trilogy
    • By: Joab Stieglitz
    • Narrated by: Bolton Marsh
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Having discovered the location of Brian Teplow, Russian anthropologist Anna Rykov, doctor Harry Lamb, and Father Sean O’Malley travel to a secluded asylum to collect him. But things are not so simple, and Anna must travel to the land of Teplow’s imagination to rescue him, where she finds a different world from the one suggested in the Missing Medium's journals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So-so book saved by excellent narration

    • By Queenmum on 03-04-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

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