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??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. 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

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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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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 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 take it a bit farther than the witches wanted Anyhoo we all know the people of the village are going to come and put an end to the witches Alphra escapes and has to live in the woods and forests She meets Long Lankin in these woods he is a leper that is supposedly really creepy as well They stay in a little hut together for a bit until some unfortunate events break them apart Aphra goes to live in the big house with the Guerdon family Lets just say things don t turn out really good there for a few people including Aphra and she puts a curse on the family Jump ahead to the future and we meet Cora and Mimi two sisters that move to an old house with their dad and an aunt Their other aunt Ida left the house to them The creepiness starts right off with voices seeing things moving in the corner of your eye to seeing things outside the window These things get so bad the girls aunt up and leaves them and moves back to London Just leaves a note for them to tell their dad I mean really Just leave them out there in the middle of nowhere with the closest home across the hill So dad replaces her with a lady from the town There is also a sweet boy named Roger that hangs out with Cora and helps her with the problems she is having These two women always seem to be on the road to town when the girls head up there they seem all creepy at first but they are not what they seem Nothing in this book is what it seems but it all comes out Someone takes off the protective barriers to keep Aphra s spirit out of the house and you can only image Cora Roger and a few others have to fight to get rid of Aphra before she kills everyone I found the book to be really creepy word of the day CREEPY I also loved how the author described all of the surroundings I could picture every creepy thing Either way I enjoyed it I didn t read the first book but this one does just fine as a stand alone book so don t feel like you HAVE to start with the first one And remember don t go creeping around out in the night either I would like to thank Random House Children s Books for a print copy of this book through The Reading Room in exchange for my honest review

  • Hardcover
  • 496
  • The Mark of Cain
  • Lindsey Barraclough
  • English
  • 05 October 2019
  • 9780763678647

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 t

  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 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

  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 with lots of atmosphere Long Lankin scared the crap out of me The year I read that book I pushed it o

  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 just as elegant and 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 retu

  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 fee

  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 fan

  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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