Another Day in Paradise
Deep Roots (Innsmouth Legacy, volume 2)
By Ruthanna Emrys
2018’s Deep Roots is the second volume in Ruthanna Emrys’ Innsmouth Legacy series.
Aphra Marsh survived an American concentration camp. She is one of very few land-dwelling Deep Ones still alive. Despite their much reduced numbers, she hopes to rebuild her shattered community. To do this, she needs the US government’s cooperation — or at least an end to active attempts to exterminate the Deep Ones.
But nuclear war threatens. Were it to happen, it would render her efforts pointless. Toleration of land-dwelling Deep Ones would mean nothing if the humans were to make the land temporarily uninhabitable. The ocean-dwelling Deep Ones would live on, but once their land-kin vanished, there would be no way to re-establish them.
The Deep Ones are not the only beings worried about humanity’s future.