Thursday, March 5, 2015
Crossover Cover: Witch Hill
This novel by Marion Zimmer Bradley is part of a series about occult investigator Colin MacLaran, though in this particular entry he takes a backseat to the main character, Sara Latimer, who inherits her great-aunt and namesake’s house on Witch Hill Road in Arkham, Massachusetts, and discovers that she is the reincarnation of her relative, and that the Azathoth-worshipping Church of the Antique Rite to which the elder Sara belonged has plans for her. Innsmouth, Miskatonic University, Cthulhu, the Whateleys, the Marshes, Robert Blake and the Elder Gods are mentioned. The ties to the Cthulhu Mythos bring Colin MacLaran into the CU. The MacLaran series is connected to another series by Bradley featuring occult investigator Truth Jourdemayne. The MacLaran novel Heartlight reveals that he is the reincarnation of a character from Bradley's novel The Fall of Atlantis, while several of the characters from Bradley's Avalon series are implied to be reincarnations of characters from that book.