By Ruthanna Emrys
"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
First time in paperback! The last daughter of Innsmouth returns to Miskatonic University in this bold and compassionate new take on the Cthulhu mythos. 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. It is the first book in the Innsmouth Legacy series.
Ruthanna Emrys lives in a mysterious manor house in the outskirts of Washington DC with her wife and their large, strange family. She makes home-made vanilla, obsesses about game design, gives unsolicited advice, occasionally attempts to save the world, and blogs sporadically about these things at her Dreamwidth and Patreon. Her stories have appeared in a number of venues, including Strange Horizons and Analog.