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The Mark of Cain

Left to fend for herself Years of begging and stealing make her strong but they also make her bitter for she is shunned and feared by everyone she meetsUntil she reaches Bryers Guerdon and meets the man they call Long Lankin the leper Ostracized and tormented he is the only person willing to help herAnd together they plot their revenge 1962 Four years have passed since the death of Ida Guerdon and C 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 just as terrifying as the first book but it almost felt like it was a repeat of the first It s a new tormentor but same setting Same characters from the first I liked the idea of the same characters but I didn t get how their father who does seem a little airy and distant could move his children back into the house where so much evil had occurred This probably plays into the fear and suspense because Cora and Mimi are too young to leave it s against their will etcI read 128 pages and don t know if I ll go back and read it I did love Long Lankin so maybe this was just an overdose of spooky ghosts and goblins around Halloween Who knows but there s always next year NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW reaches Bryers Guerdon and meets the man they call Long Lankin the leper Ostracized and tormented he is the only person willing to help herAnd together they plot their Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, revenge 1962 Four years have passed since the death of Ida Guerdon and C Originally posted on NOT ENOUGH BOOKS NOT ENOUGH TIMEI am sad Maybe I ve overdone too many spooky The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) reads but I just couldn t get into The Mark of Cain I Homewrecker 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 just as terrifying as the first book but it almost felt like it was a Make your own model forts & castles repeat of the first It s a new tormentor but same setting Same characters from the first I liked the idea of the same characters but I didn t get how their father who does seem a little airy and distant could move his children back into the house where so much evil had occurred This probably plays into the fear and suspense because Cora and Mimi are too young to leave it s against their will etcI Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury read 128 pages and don t know if I ll go back and How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim read it I did love Long Lankin so maybe this was just an overdose of spooky ghosts and goblins around Halloween Who knows but there s always next year

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1567 Aphra is not a normal child Found abandoned as a baby among the reeds and rushes the two outcast witches who raise her in their isolated cottage are never sure if she was born or just pushed up through the foul black mud for them to find Little Aphra's gifts in the dark craft are clear even as an infant but soon even her guardians begin to fear herWhen a violent fire destroys their home Aphra is 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 Son of the Hero reeds and The Alien Jigsaw rushes the two outcast witches who Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning raise her in their isolated cottage are never sure if she was born or just pushed up through the foul black mud for them to find Little Aphra's gifts in the dark craft are clear even as an infant but soon even her guardians begin to fear herWhen a violent fire destroys their home 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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 Time Flies and Other Short Plays 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 Fall (VIP Book 3) (English Edition) recommend it but with Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) reservations You don t HAVE to Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra read it if you don t want to

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Ora is back in Bryers Guerdon in the manor house her aunt left to her It is a cold bitter winter and the horrifying events of that sweltering summer in 1958 seem long pastUntil Cora's father arranges for some restoration work to take place at Guerdon Hall and it seems that something hidden there long ago has been disturbed The spirit of Aphra Rushes intent on finishing what she began four centuries a 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 Thesaurus of the Senses restoration work to take place at Guerdon Hall and it seems that something hidden there long ago has been disturbed The spirit of Aphra Rushes intent on finishing what she began four centuries a 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

  • Hardcover
  • 496
  • The Mark of Cain
  • Lindsey Barraclough
  • English
  • 05 July 2017
  • 9781782300199

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 ta

  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 recently came into an inheritance their Auntie Ida’s rundown mansion he tells them that they’r

  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 on anyone and everyone that I could I'd still recommend it than most books especially if you are looking for a G

  4. says:

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

  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 burgeo

  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 absolutel

  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 Cai

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