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    MY BLOG Melissa Martin's Reading ListWell this wasn't a wee bit creepy or anythingThe book starts out telling Aphra's tale She was found by a co

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    My rating 25 of 5 stars ‘I am bound here for as long as there are Guerdons in the world I must be in it And they have re

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    This one is getting 35 stars from me It's not as good as Long Lankin but it was still an enjoyably creepy read with lots of atmosphere Long Lankin scared the crap out of me The year I read that book I pushed it on anyone and everyone that I could I'd still recommend it than most books especially if you are looking for a Gothic read and I know Gothic books are getting and popular lately it seemsPsychological horror is my

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    Originally posted on NOT ENOUGH BOOKS NOT ENOUGH TIMEI am sad Maybe I’ve overdone too many spooky reads but I just could

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    Uff I had a break from reading this as I went away on holiday I was kind of struggling with it before then and on my return

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    This makes me very excited Long Lankin was good and creeepy I hope this book brings that same mood that Long Lankin brought So glad that I found this

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    A darkly excellent seuel to the amazing LONG LANKIN Just as elegant and just as terrifying as the first book THE MARK OF CAIN sucked me in and left me shivering

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    Oooooh I think I might actually have found this scarier than Long Lankin? I definitely enjoyed it Okay there were a few things that bothered me like the superfluous description and the kids conveniently overhearing people

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    Loved loved loved this I'm such a fan of Barraclough's writing This one seemed a bit darker YA ish than Long Lankin and it's absolutely dripping with that damp and earthy English folklore atmosphere which is pretty much my favorite so

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    I read Long Lankin the book that preceded The Mark of Cain and really enjoyed it so I picked this one up when I saw it The Mark of Cain serves as both a preuel and a seuel as it were to Long Lankin It explains the history of Cain Lankin from the point of view of the woman who loved him Aphra and then jumps to the events that take place after Long Lankin Cain and Aphra’s back story is so compelling that it makes the reader empathize with

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Read & download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Lindsey Barraclough

Fant her gifts in the dark craft are plain But when her guardians succumb to an angry mob Aphra is left to fend for herself She is shunned and feared by everyone she encounters except one man the leper Long Lankin Hounded and ostracized the two find solace only in each other but even this respite is doomed and Aphra?. This makes me very excited Long Lankin was good and creeepy I hope this book brings that same mood that Long Lankin brought So glad that I found this

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The Mark of Cain

??s bitterness poisons her entire being Afflicted with leprosy about to be burned as a witch she manages one final enchantment a curse on her tormentor’s heirsNow in 1962 Cora and Mimi the last of a cursed line are trapped in an ancient home on a crumbling estate in deepest winter menaced by a spirit bent on reveng. A darkly excellent seuel to the amazing LONG LANKIN Just as elegant and just as terrifying as the first book THE MARK OF CAIN sucked me in and left me shivering

Read & download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Þ Lindsey Barraclough

Damaris lowers her voice still I hold my breath to catch the words “You know there is something about the girl Zillah The spirits come to her” Damaris pauses “I I have heard the child whispering in the voice of another”In 1567 baby Aphra is found among the reeds and rushes by two outcast witches Even as an in. My rating 25 of 5 stars I am bound here for as long as there are Guerdons in the world I must be in it And they have returned to the marshlands to me It s been four years since Cora and Mimi lived to tell the tale of Long Lankin The two girls survived however the scars they acuired are hidden beneath their skin After their father recently came into an inheritance their Auntie Ida s rundown mansion he tells them that they re moving to the village of Bryers Guerdon Right back to where it all happened Long Lankin may no longer be a threat but he wasn t the only one left to fear 400 years prior a woman by the name of Aphra Rushes loved a leper who was known by the name of Long Lankin She was sentenced to death at a young age for murdering an infant and his mother a spell with the intent to cure Lankin which had gone awry With her dying breath she placed a curse on the Guerdon line who were responsible for her death Flash forward to the Halloween of 1962 and her ashes have risen up from the ground to fulfill the curse that she placed on the Guerdon family before she was covered in pitch and burned at the stake I am the dust of charred bones and ash I ve considered Long Lankin to be one of my all time favorite gothic horror stories and news of a follow up story had me most eager even if I didn t understand the necessity There s a wonderful air of mystery to The Mark of Cain a constant sense of impending catastrophe The writing itself is elouent and I delighted in the eerie events depicted the old derelict mansion that was unsettling on its own yet the girls memories of their time spent there made it even so their temporary guardians that caused discontent than comfort due to their forever absent father and the strange items that they would find around the house like the bundle of twigs tied with red twine or the archaic symbols sketched on the doors The pacing felt constantly off and I ultimately feel it should not have taken all 496 pages to reach the point we did The slow pacing could have been easily made up for if that sense of impending catastrophe was heightened just a smidge The story is told mainly from the point of view of Cora who is now fifteen years old and is struggling to maintain a sense of normalcy for her eight year old sister Mimi The only trouble is since Mimi was taken by Lankin she returned a changed child able to see things normal people cannot Including the current terror haunting them in their new home Because we re told this story from the POV of Cora there s a bit of a disconnect of knowledge that keeps the reader in the dark since Mimi refuses to discuss anything with Cora What I m assuming was intended was to add even mystery to this story but it only caused the story to falter leaving it feeling all very subdued as if Cora wasn t actually experiencing it all firsthand Regardless of the fact that Mimi is only eight years old having the story told from her point of view would have been a vast improvementI ve come a long way in the horror genre since I read Long Lankin back in 2012 In that review I even admit to being a big weenie which I definitely wouldn t describe myself in terms of horror stories any Back then it took some serious encouragement to read horror and now I d consider it one of my favorite genres Long Lankin was a most unsettling read yet The Mark of Cain just didn t manage to leave me with the same impression I think it would be appropriate to actually describe this as Gothic vs horror for curious readers This may not have completely worked for me but this is a Gothic thriller that will no doubt please many I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review

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