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The Mark of Cain

R gifts in the dark craft are plain But when her guardians succumb to an The Mark PDFEPUBangry 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. 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 just couldn t bring myself to pick it up again I m honestly not sure why it s just not grabbing me at all I m half way through and have just stopped caring It s not even that it s bad writing or anything like that and the early portion of the book did have me intrigued I guess this one just isn t for me The Coquette and the Boarding School reading this as I went away on holiday I was kind of struggling with it before then and on my Imagimorphia return just couldn t bring myself to pick it up again I m honestly not sure why it s just not grabbing me at all I m half way through and have just stopped caring It s not even that it s bad writing or anything like that and the early portion of the book did have me intrigued I guess this one just isn t for me

summary The Mark of Cain

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 baby Aphra is found among the reeds and rushes by two outcast witches Even as an infant he. 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 favorite favorite thing in movies and in books I find the unknowable terrifying than the knowable That is to say I don t find gory stuff scary at all just gross It s a very rare film or book that can pull off both I should do a post on that at some point At any rate The Mark of Cain is definitely Gothic than horror as I didn t find it nearly as scary as LL I still really liked it though because it brought back my favorite characters and a setting that has remained memorable in my mind for a very long time especially the church I guess the reason I didn t really like it uite as much as because it didn t do as much for me emotionally I definitely enjoyed the flashback scenes the most because it created sympathy for the antagonist and Cain Lankin himself and explained how the curse came to be But I also sort of felt like LL didn t need a seuel even though it was a fun read It s not that I think it tarnished the original book s legacy or anything like that but it was not uite up to that standard either The story arc wasn t as good and neither was the imagery I had a hard time picturing where things were located and that is not an issue I had with the first book Also the fact that the girls had to move back to this estate where something horrible happened to them and their father just kind of shrugged it off and pretty much deserted them there felt sort of unrealistic to me I m find with the absentee parent trope but this went a bit too far for meAll that said I still really enjoyed it and thought parts of it were creepy and I liked the idea of the book and things like the witch bottles and the flashback scenes like I said and I did enjoy the ending So I do recommend it but with reservations You don t HAVE to read it if you don t want to

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Aphra’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 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. 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 sort of atmosphere to read about Also the historical flashbacks about a young witch are fantastic You know the author s good when she makes the reader empathize with the villain even after the villain has done many terrible things Super excited for Barraclough s next book and I so recommend this and Long Lankin to anyone in the mood for a very classy well written horror story


About the Author: Lindsey Barraclough

Lindsey Barraclough is the author of the acclaimed Long Lankin a companion book to The Mark of Cain The story can be read independently of the first she says although it continues the theme of long ago horrors — particularly witchcraft and revenge — seeping unsettlingly into the future Lindsey Barraclough lives in London with her family.



10 thoughts on “The Mark of Cain

  1. says:

    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 couple of witches down by the river when she was a baby Aphra grew up loving her two moms so to speak She watched them practice healing for the folks but Aphra seemed to take a darker side She learns the use of voodoo dolls to make people that harmed her to suffer um but she would

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    This one is getting 35 stars from me It's not as good as Long Lankin but it was still an enjoyably creepy read wit

  4. says:

    Originally posted on NOT ENOUGH BOOKS NOT ENOUGH TIMEI am sad Maybe I’ve overdone too many spooky reads but I just couldn’t get into The Mark of Cain I read over 100 pages but had to leave it a DNF This is very devastating because I absolutely adored Long Lankin Not that The Mark of Cain was terrible the writing is j

  5. says:

    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 just couldn't bring myself to pick it up again I'm honestly not sure why it's just not grabbing me at all I'm half way through and have just stopped caring It's not even that it's bad writing or anything like that and

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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 talking about Crucial Plot Points but I enjoyed seeing Cora and Roger as older teenagers along with their burgeoning feelings for one another Which I'm really glad wasn't overdone because this book didn't need

  9. says:

    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 sort of atmosphere to read about Also the historical flashbacks about a young witch are fantastic You know the author's good when she makes the reader empathize with the villain even after the villain has done

  10. says:

    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 Lan

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