"Narrator Gabra Zackman engages with this weird, grim novel, a combination of fantasy and mystery...her superb pacing and intense emotions add to the story's strange and intriguing atmosphere." — AudioFile Magazine
"Winter Tide is a weird, lyrical mystery — truly strange and compellingly grim. It's an innovative gem that turns Lovecraft on his head with cleverness and heart" —Cherie Priest
After attacking Devil’s Reef in 1928, the U.S. government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu. Only Aphra and Caleb Marsh survived the camps, and they emerged without a past or a future.
The government that stole Aphra's life now needs her help. FBI agent Ron Spector believes that Communist spies have stolen dangerous magical secrets from Miskatonic University, secrets that could turn the Cold War hot in an instant, and hasten the end of the human race.
Aphra must return to the ruins of her home, gather scraps of her stolen history, and assemble a new family to face the darkness of human nature.
Winter Tide is the debut novel from Ruthanna Emrys, author of the Aphra Marsh story, "The Litany of Earth"--included here as a bonus.
The finest contemporary Lovecraftian esoterica
There’s been studies in the Netherlands (a very low rate of religious belief) that the new popularity of horror, supernatural, and Lovecraftian fiction is related to humans being wired for myth and religious thinking. This boveryok absolutely scratches that itch with its clarity of the Mythos and what it brings to the table. I really like getting the loooong history of the the cosmos and our tiny little place in it through the perspective of benign or at least indifferent 65 million year old alien demons. What fun to get the answers even if it’s just extremely well written fiction.