Deep Roots Deep Roots
Book 2 - The Innsmouth Legacy

Deep Roots

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Publisher Description

"Wicked for the Cthulhu Mythos" —Seanan McGuire on the Innsmouth Legacy

A finalist for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and the Dragon Award for Best Fantasy Novel

Ruthanna Emrys’ Innsmouth Legacy, which began with Winter Tide and continues with Deep Roots, confronts H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos head-on, boldly upturning his fear of the unknown with a heart-warming story of found family, acceptance, and perseverance in the face of human cruelty and the cosmic apathy of the universe. Emrys brings together a family of outsiders, bridging the gaps between the many people marginalized by the homogenizing pressure of 1940s America.

Aphra Marsh, descendant of the People of the Water, has survived Deep One internment camps and made a grudging peace with the government that destroyed her home and exterminated her people on land. Deep Rootscontinues Aphra’s journey to rebuild her life and family on land, as she tracks down long-lost relatives. She must repopulate Innsmouth or risk seeing it torn down by greedy developers, but as she searches she discovers that people have been going missing. She will have to unravel the mystery, or risk seeing her way of life slip away.

The Innsmouth Legacy
Book 1: Winter Tide
Book 2: Deep Roots

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GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2018
July 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tor Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Prairie_Dog ,

Second Chapter in the Innsmouth Legacy Series

“Deep Roots” continues the story of Aphra Marsh, from Innsmouth, along with her friends and family. It follows “Winter Tide” and the shorter work “The Litany of Earth” in the series.

These works are modern fiction based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft. Like many of the new works of Lovecraftian fiction, these include many diverse human and nonhuman characters. These characters form an intentional family practicing magic with Aphra called a Confluence. This is a modern concept to be in a work of Lovecraftian fiction. In fact this is a very refreshing work of Lovecraftian fiction in many ways!

In “Deep Roots”Aphra and her Confluence come to New York to follow-up on some potential relatives who left Innsmouth long ago and may be persuaded to return and help re-establish the town. While there they discover a incursion of another of Lovecraft’s alien entities. There are also some minor adventures in the Dreamlands. Will Aphra be able to deal with these new beings? Can she make peace between the various factions and the government?

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