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🔀 Not to be confused with the Robert M. Price short story "The Burrower Beneath"

This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. The Burrowers Beneath is a Cthulhu Mythos novel by Brian Lumley, and the first in his series of Titus Crow novels.


The Burrowers Beneath is the first book in the Titus Crow series from bestselling author Brian Lumley

The Titus Crow novels are adventure horror, full of acts of nobility and heroism, featuring travel to exotic locations and alternate planes of existence as Titus Crow and his faithful companion and record-keeper fight the gathering forces of darkness wherever they arise. The menaces are the infamous and deadly Elder Gods of the work of H.P. Lovecraft. Chthulu and his dark minions are bent on ruling the earth--or destroying it. A few puny humans cannot possibly stand against these otherworldly evil gods, yet time after time, Titus Crow defeats the monsters and drives them back into the dark from whence they came.

~ Publishers description


The story follows occultist Titus Crow and his friend Henri-Laurent de Marigny as they uncover a plot by the Chthonians and their masters against the people of Great Britain. The two eventually join up with the Wilmarth Foundation, a group of humans with knowledge of the Cthulhu Cycle Deities, and participate in an operation to clear the island of their influence, killing the Chthonian leader in the process. The book ends with the Great Old One known as Ithaqua attacking Crow with his elemental minions. After the attack, Crow is believed dead.


  • Titus Crow, a man with extensive knowledge of the Cthulhu Mythos Deities, and an urge to protect mankind.
  • Henri-Laurent de Marigny, Crow's friend and fellow occultist, though less experienced. He is the owner of a machine capable of travelling through time and space, dubbed De Marigny's Clock.
  • Professor Wingate Peaslee, a senior member of the Wilmarth Foundation.
  • Gordon Finch, a telepath in the employ of the Foundation.

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The Burrowers Beneath was first published in 1975. It has since been re-released numerous times, and has been translated into a number of languages including German, French, Italian and Japanese.


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