When JG Faherty mentioned that he was looking for readers for his upcoming novella Legacy, I jumped at the chance! I've always heard good things about his books and this one has an incluence from Lovecraft so I knew it had to be good.
The story starts out with a teenager named Sean who appears quite normal on the outside but inside his head, he is anything but normal. Strange dreams start plaguing him and he finds strange words running through his thoughts. After a freak storm happens, people begin treating him differently; almost deferring to him. His physical body is radically changing as well and he can't figure out why.
I had a lot of fun reading this one! Faherty took the time to let me get to know Sean so I was invested in him early on. I knew enough about the secondary characters in the story to be interested in their fates as well. The storyline read well and Faherty's descriptions were outstanding! In fact, check this one out -
"That’s why I had no trouble seeing the bilious green and ochre streaks in the purple-black masses hovering over Tall Pine Island. They looked like ordinary storm clouds infected with some type of horrible disease, their gaseous flesh gone gangrenous. The sickly lines of putrid color were like tracks of poison running through healthy tissue. Rather than forming random patterns, the ghastly hues radiated outward from a central point, a spiral design of meteorological cancer. As I watched, more lightning flared from the core of the spiral. It felt like I was inside one of those glass balls you see at museums, the ones where if you place a finger on the surface, tiny bolts of electricity dart back and forth."
How can you not see that in your mind while reading?! Besides the excellent descriptions, Faherty writes in such a way that gives enough storyline to make it enjoyable but without bloating the story and bogging it down.
Overall, this novella was a quick, enjoyable read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys some Lovecraft influences in their books.
I want to thank the author for providing me with a copy of the book for an honest review.
This is one will be available at Amazon on December 2 but you can preorder a copy now!