Monday, June 15, 2015
Crossover Cover: Creep, Shadow, Creep!
Dr. Alan Caranac battles the evil sorcerer Rene de Keradel and his daughter Dahut, who was Caranac’s lover in their past lives in ancient Ys. Dr. Austin Lowell aids Caranac in his conflict with the de Keradels. De Karadel refers to Khalk-ru the Kraken God of the Uighurs. Alan Caranac also appears in Merritt’s story “The Drone.” Dr. Lowell first appeared in Merritt’s novel Burn, Witch, Burn!, and is also mentioned in James Ambuehl and Simon Bucher-Jones’ Anton Zarnak story “The Case of the Curiously Competent Conjurer.” Khalk-ru (or Khalk’ru) is from Merritt’s novel The Dwellers in the Mirage.