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The King In Yellow is named after a fictional play with the same title as this book which recurs as a theme through the stories. This book is a collection of short stories by American writer Robert W. Chambers. The first half of the book features very strange stories. There are ten stories, the first four of which ("The Repairer of Reputations," "The Mask," "In the Court of the Dragon," and "The Yellow Sign") mention The King in Yellow, a forbidden play which induces despair or madness in those who read it. The book has been described by critics as a classic in the field of the occult fiction. Robert W. Chambers, The King In Yellow falls in the lines of weird fiction such as H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. The book The King In Yellow is also to have some kind of occult power to those who read it. Those who read this fictional work are to driven into insanity, much like that of the Necronomicon. Apparently a coven of witches put a spell on the actually book The King In Yellow written by Chambers. The book, according to sources in the occult underworld is cursed with a plague of demons, who haunt the book and relive its story until they repent and get right with God. The King In yellow does have a paranormal energy, and has been used as a kind of astral realm for soul traveling with witchcraft, much as H.P. Lovecraft's works have been used with magick. This being said, The King In Yellow is here to take your soul on a journey, going Mad while reading it may be overrated, but that is the story that has been passed into occult circles. Baphomet Giger 2015.