Merritt's Masterwork—Over One Million Copies Sold!
Two men in one body! That's how Lief Langdon had always felt. One part of him was a modern-day adventurer, the other was a strange half-memory of a life as a High Priest sacrificing living people to Khalk'ru, a demon god from another time and place.
Then Langdon stumbled through the mirage into a hidden Arctic valley, where he fell under the spell of Evalie, as beautiful outwardly as she was inwardly, and her friends the Little People, elfin warriors constantly warring with Lur, the Witch-Woman, and her demon riders, who raided the Little People's land for sacrifices to their dark god, the Kraken.
Horrified at the thought of these sacrifices, Langdon took up the Little People's cause and wooed Evalie. But when he learned the Kraken was also known as Khalk'ru, memories of his past life—as Lur's lover and High Priest of her sect—came rushing back. Soon Langdon was fighting against his other self, a far stronger self who threatened to submerge him entirely and eagerly join Lur, to rain kisses on her lips and wield the bloody knife of sacrifice on his own best friends!
Here is a story of magic, myth and mystery from an author dubbed "A genius," by Saturday Review of Literature, whose work displayed "a fertility of imaginative resource…unique, eerie, compelling"; a thrilling, uncanny novel that inspired H. P. Lovecraft's work and has sold over one million copies in hard and soft cover—now an ebook exclusively from Futures Past Editions.
Cover art: Virgil Finlay, circa 1941