This was a very entertaining collection, full of well-written works. The good amount of variety being presented in this collection should allow most everyone to find something they like – I was partial to the works featuring Innsmouth and the “Deep Ones” and was moved to go read the original tale which inspired them: “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” (which is brilliant FYI).
A great choice for fans of H. P. Lovecraft, those who are simply just fans of his incredible monsters, or those who have little to no familiarity with either and would like to get a taste of the infamous Cthulhu Mythos.
My favorite story in this collection was the last one, “Children of the Fang” by John Logan (sic Langan), – a story about a brother and sister and a strange locked freezer their grandfather keeps in the basement that gives off smells of cinnamon, vanilla, and… brine (dun dun dun). Putting aside the scent of brine, the repeated mentioning of cinnamon and vanilla got me craving Boca Java Spiced Vanilla Bean Coffee – a fairly light medium roast coffee flavored with sweet, creamy vanilla and spiced up with a little cinnamon.
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Cover by John Coulthart.