The Litany of Earth (The Innsmouth Legacy 0)
Published May 14th 2014 by Tor Books
ISBN:1466868945 (ISBN13: 9781466868946)
BLURB: The state took Aphra away from Innsmouth. They took her history, her home, her family, her god. They tried to take the sea. Now, years later, when she is just beginning to rebuild a life, an agent of that government intrudes on her life again, with an offer she wishes she could refuse. "The Litany of Earth" is a dark fantasy story inspired by the Lovecraft mythos.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My shelves: dark-urban-fantasy, short-story, novelette-short, situ-1940s
Recommended for: Cthulhu fans
The people of the water are born in shadow on the land, but what they make beneath the waves will live in glory till the dying sun burns away their last shelter.
Aphra Marsh is a survivor of interment camp. Her old town was Innsmouth.
For you, o not versed, Innsmouth is a fictional place of Lovecraftian horror. ( The Shadow Over Innsmouth )
More than a short story this is a sneek peak into the book of this author - Winter Tide . Takes place in the 1940s, after the war. Emrys (really??) narrate with Aphra, the other side of the people persecuted and stripped of family, legacy and religion. She is an Old Deep hybrid, with head down she lives following lost threads when able. Her tranquility is once more shattered when one man, Spector, ask her help with ... other people. Now, she is bitter, but then curious.
I'm not really sure how I feel about the comparation between the religion persecuted and culture persecuted and ... I don't know ...
satanist? aliens pagans with human sacrifices? Actually, I do mind. But it's interesting.
The ending of this story -see here -is a bit weak. But I'm curious enough to look for the book.