We’re back in Widdershins for Whyborne & Griffin’s latest adventure, but this time it’s the old families who are the targets. When Whyborne is accused of murder, he and his allies must not only clear his name, but also prevent the rise of a great evil.
Plenty of familiar faces appear in this story, including the return of the crazy English cousins. They’re still up to no good, but this time Whyborne is useful to them. I’m intrigued by the Endicotts, and wouldn’t mind a story dedicated to that branch of the family to get more of that perspective.
Despite the adventure and touches of romance, this is a horror series at heart. Which I always seem to forget, until weird creatures from some other dimension are eating someone’s face. In true Lovecraftian fashion, this story also features tentacles! Lots and lots of tentacles.
I’m not sure where this is the penultimate book in this series, but I’m excited to dive into the next one either way.