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T 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 awa. Although I didn t like the story in this one uite as much as the first it was pretty close and this seuel to Winter Tide really is extremely good Emrys is a wonderfully accomplished writer and I love reading her books as much for that uality as for the stories she tells I am most definitely on board for the next one

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Deep Roots

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. Aphra Marsh s uest of resettling Innsmouth to New York where her confluence runs into a snag two factions of Outer OnesI enjoyed Winter Tide uite a bit so I pre ordered this Oddly enough I was approved for an ARC on Netgalley AND a friend gave me the ebook as a birthday gift on the day it shipped The stars were right that dayAnyway Aphra Marsh s goal of repopulating Innsmouth brings her to New York She discovers a family with Innsmouth blood only to find the son has joined a cult led by a group of Outer Ones aka The Mi Go aka The Fungi from Yuggoth Arpha Marsh and her friends are caught in the middle of two rival factions with humanity s fate in the balanceAs with Winter Tide there s a lot to enjoy here Ruthanna Emrys takes some Lovecraftian concepts and fleshes them out taking them away from Lovecraft s fear of the unknown roots The Mi Go are a lot than one dimensional monsters in this tale given three or if you want to get non Euclidean about it dimensions The ghouls are also fleshed heh out uite a bit given something of a culture The characters are a far cry from Lovecraft s not falling to pieces with the first brush with the unknown probably because all of them are part of the unknown to some degree Charlie is gay in an era where it s nowhere near as acceptable as today and also studies magic Aphra is one of the last of the Deep Ones Catherine was host to a Yith Audrey has something different in her heritageThe jaunts to the Dreamlands and the trek into the Outer Ones mine were cool set pieces The magic system is one of the things I like the best in this series Magic isn t free and takes its toll Aphra s learning uite a bit but isn t coming through unscathed by any meansAs I ve said many times before I like the stuff inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft than the works themselves Ruthanna Emrys humanized Lovecraftian fiction is some of the best out there Four out of five stars

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People on land Deep Roots continues 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 i. The first book in this series Winter Tide introduced a Lovecraftian mythos Earth with a found family where the monsters are just other sorts of peopleAphra Marsh and her confluence are seeking other humans with connections to the Deep Ones so that they can repopulate Innsmouth before the whole town is swallowed up by developers On coming to New York they have some success but also become involved with the FBI again because of increasing activity from the Outer Ones the meigo The Outer Ones are in danger of stepping in to manipulate the politics of the Cold War with potentially disastrous conseuencesThese books are wonderful particularly in their inclusiveness and commentary on moving on from the disasters of the past They take these themes far beyond things that we struggle with now like race gender and sexuality into species reality and horrific elements The author has a genius for demonstrating that even things like the Mi go brain canisters actually have an upside while still preserving the visceral horror of the concept Aphra s love for the Elders of her people never conceals that they re horrific looking fishfrog people with needle sharp teeth Even ghouls get a sympathetic treatment hereI will say that this book is very slow and features a lot of talking between large groups of people This can feel a little clumsy as when a character who hasn t been part of a conversation for several pages suddenly interrupts with a comment You re left wondering at times who else is in the room other than the people dominating the conversation and the person who just interjected The first book was a bit like this too but this book increases the cast and exacerbates the problem Still they re interesting conversations and the primary way that we see characterization as there isn t really a lot of other action To give an explicit example the final conflict is resolved by view spoilerbasically a sit in by one of the groups of the Outer Ones hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Deep Roots

  1. says:

    The title captures it perfectly; uiet deep thoughtful Well yes there are multiple dimensions and worlds and horrors from the night and a smattering of G men who are paranoid the Russkies might get their hands on powerful weapons before the Americans do There's also uestions of families of bloodlines of spiritualism and of living on

  2. says:

    I really enjoyed this novel but let's be real here this isn't your average Cthulhu monster novel full of mystery and intrigue and reveals that turn your hair white in disbelief There aren't even 1d6 investigator

  3. says:

    Aphra Marsh's uest of resettling Innsmouth to New York where her confluence runs into a snag two factions of Outer OnesI enjoyed Winter Tide uite a bit so I pre ordered this Oddly enough I was approved for an ARC on Netgalley AND a friend gave me the ebook as a birthday gift on the day it shipped The stars were right that dayAnyway Aphra Marsh's goal of repopulating Innsmouth brings her to New York She discove

  4. says:

    IDK maybe I had to read the first one but this book just did not blow my skirt up I found it extremely difficult to read and follow the storyline like I said maybe I should have read the first one first This one was a bail for me

  5. says:

    That was satisfying More laterReal Rating 375 of fiveThe Publisher Says Aphra Marsh descendant of the People of the Water

  6. says:

    The first book in this series Winter Tide introduced a Lovecraftian mythos Earth with a found family where the monsters are just other sorts of peopleAphra Marsh and her confluence are seeking other humans with connections to the Deep Ones so that they can repopulate Innsmouth before the whole town is swallowed up by developers On coming to New York they have some success but also become involved with the FBI again because of increasing

  7. says:

    I really really loved the first book in this series Winter Tide so when I had the opportunity to read an ARC of

  8. says:

    Although I didn't like the story in this one uite as much as the first it was pretty close and this seuel to Winter Tide really is extremely good Emrys is a wonderfully accomplished writer and I love reading her books as much for th

  9. says:

    What I find most interesting about this particular pattern of themes and the way they emerge in the novel is that the author presents a potential solution to a very real problem We all want the world to be a better place We want to vanuish oppression and fear and be really truly free But in order to do that we first need to be open

  10. says:

    Emrys continues to write beautifully about a diverse cast of characters and cosmic horrors that are much human than we'd expect from their appearance I loved and the exploration of what an I'm right with no room for discussion type group mentality can do and the problems they can generate Really Emrys explores the mental states of so many dif

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