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Deep Roots

Book 2, The Innsmouth Legacy

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

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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From Publishers Weekly

May 21, 2018 – Emrys extends her homage to H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," begun in Winter Tide, with this absorbing continuation of that tale's treatment of cultural identities in conflict. Aphra Marsh, a descendent of amphibious folk who were routed by the Feds from their hometown of Innsmouth in 1929, returns to team up with FBI agent Ron Spector and his investigative team in Brooklyn, this time to track down runaway Freddy Laverne, a teenager whose developing "Innsmouth look" betrays his heritage. For Aphra, Freddy represents a hope for rebuilding Innsmouth and sustaining her people's bloodline. But Freddy has been seduced to the cause of the Outer Ones, otherworldly visitors whose cryptic plans to "save what can be saved of humanity" portend dire consequences for all Earth-inhabiting races. Emrys sets her tale in 1949, in the wake of World War II, and presents Aphra's poignant quest to save her race in the context of that era's many displaced persons and cultures. Fans will enjoy her numerous subtle references to Lovecraft's stories and her dexterous use of his tales' set pieces for her own imaginative goals.

Other Books in This Series

Winter Tide
Deep Roots
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  • $13.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Jul 10, 2018
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 400 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, The Innsmouth Legacy
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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