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The Mark of CainThis 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 he crap out of me The year I read hat book I pushed it on anyone and everyone that i could i d still recommend it I could I d still recommend it 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 hing in movies and in books I find Journey's End the unknowableerrifying han he knowable That is Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape to say I don find gory stuff scary at all just gross It s a very rare film or book Why Aren't They Shouting?: A Banker’s Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis that can pull off both I should do a post onhat at some point At any rate The Mark of Cain is definitely Gothic Codebreakers: The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War than horror as I didn find it nearly as scary as LL I still really liked it hough because it brought back my favorite characters and a setting hat has remained memorable in my mind for a very long ime especially he church I guess La Philosophie Du Bon-Sens, Ou R�flexions Philosophiques Sur l'Incertitude Des Connaissances Humaines, Vol. 1: A l'Usage Des Cavaliers Et Du Beau-Sexe (Classic Reprint) the reason I didn really like it uite as much as because it didn do as much for me emotionally I definitely enjoyed he flashback scenes he most because it created sympathy for he antagonist and Cain Lankin himself and explained how he curse came o be But I also sort of felt like LL didn Branded t need a seuel evenhough it was a fun read It s not No One Wants You: A True Story Of A Child Forced Into Prostitution that Ihink it Letters from My Windmill tarnishedhe original book s legacy or anything like Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motavation! that but it was not uite upo Stay with Me that standard either The story arc wasn as good and neither was he imagery I had a hard ime picturing where Reiki And The Seven Chakras: Your Essential Guide to the First Level things were located andhat is not an issue i had with he first book issue I had with he first book he fact hat he girls had o move back o his estate where something horrible happened o hem and heir father just kind of shrugged it off and pretty much deserted hem Legends of the Improbable Saints there felt sort of unrealistico me I m find with he absentee parent rope but Where She Went this went a bitoo far for meAll Wake Up, Mummy: The heartbreaking true story of an abused little girl whose mother was too drunk to notice that said I still really enjoyed it andhought parts of it were creepy and I liked he idea of he book and The Family Friend things likehe witch bottles and he flashback scenes like I said and I did enjoy he ending So I do recommend it but with reservations You don Fred Dibnah - Made in Britain t HAVEo read it if you don Still Open All Hours t wanto This makes me very excited Long Lankin was good and creeepy I hope A Catered Fourth of July this book bringshat same mood hat Long Lankin brought So glad hat I found The Complete History of the Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe this Loved loved lovedhis I m such a fan of Barraclough s writing This one seemed a bit darker YA ish han Long Lankin and it s absolutely dripping with hat damp and earthy English folklore atmosphere which is pretty much my favorite sort of atmosphere Fast Glamour to read about Alsohe historical flashbacks about a young witch are fantastic You know Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams the author s good when she makeshe reader empathize with he villain even after he villain has done many errible hings Super excited for Barraclough s next book and I so recommend his and Long Lankin o anyone in he mood for a very classy well written horror story My rating 25 of 5 stars I am bound here for as long as here are Guerdons in Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment the world I must be in it Andhey have returned o he marshlands Dreams Take Flight to me It s been four years since Cora and Mimi livedo ell he ale of Long Lankin The wo girls survived however he scars hey acuired are hidden beneath heir skin After heir father recently came into an inheritance heir Auntie Ida s rundown mansion he ells The Rules of Acting themhat Boomerang (Part One: Chapters 1 - 19) they re movingo he village of Bryers Guerdon Right back o where it all happened Long Lankin may no longer be a Uncovering Her Secrets threat but he wasn Pacar Kiriman the only one lefto fear 400 years prior a woman by he name of Aphra Rushes loved a leper who was known by he name of Long Lankin She was sentenced o death at a young age for murdering an infant and his mother a spell with he intent War and Government in Habsburg Spain, 1560-1620 to cure Lankin which had gone awry With her dying breath she placed a curse onhe Guerdon. 1567 Aphra is not a normal child Found abandoned as a baby among he reeds and rushes he wo outcast witches who raise her in heir isolated cottage are never sure if she was born or just pushed up The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain, 660-1649 throughhe foul black mud for The Prodigy's Cousin: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent themo find Little Aphra's gifts in Bittersweet the dark craft are clear even as an infant but soon even her guardians begino fear herWhen a violent fire destroys heir home Aphra is. .
Line who were responsible for her death Flash forward o The Halloween Of 1962 And Her Ashes Have Risen Up Halloween of 1962 and her ashes have risen up he ground o fulfill The Escape the cursehat she placed on he Guerdon family before she was covered in pitch and burned at he stake I am he dust of charred bones and ash I ve considered Long Lankin o be one of my all ime favorite gothic horror stories and news of a follow up story had me most eager even if I didn understand he necessity There s a wonderful air of mystery o The Mark of Cain a constant sense of impending catastrophe The writing itself is elouent and I delighted in Sins, The Gita Karma the eerie events depictedhe old derelict mansion hat was unsettling on its own yet he girls memories of Clarkson on Cars theirime spent here made it even so heir emporary guardians hat caused discontent han comfort due o heir forever absent father and he strange items hat hey would find around Tangled Sheets, Tangled Lies the house likehe bundle of Beautiful Day twigsied with red wine or he archaic symbols sketched on Goodnight Sweetheart the doors The pacing felt constantly off and I ultimately feel it should not haveaken all 496 pages o reach he point we did The slow pacing could have been easily made up for if hat sense of impending catastrophe was heightened just a smidge The story is old mainly from he point of view of Cora who is now fifteen years old and is struggling o maintain a sense of normalcy for her eight year old sister Mimi The only rouble is since Mimi was aken by Lankin she returned a changed child able Deception So Deadly to seehings normal people cannot Including The Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm The Proslogion the currenterror haunting hem in heir new home Because changed child able o see hings normal people cannot Including The Dragon Token the currenterror haunting hem in heir new home Because re old his story from he POV of Cora here s a bit of a disconnect of knowledge The Appeasement of Radhika: Radhika Santawanam that keepshe reader in Lucia, Lucia the dark since Mimi refuseso discuss anything with Cora What I m assuming was intended was How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital: The Four Rules You Must Break To Get Rich to add even mysteryo My Life: A Spoken Autobiography this story but it only causedhe story o falter leaving it feeling all very subdued as if Cora wasn actually experiencing it all firsthand Regardless of Bipolar Breakthrough: The Essential Guide to Going Beyond Moodswings to Harness Your Highs, Escape the Cycles of Recurrent Depression, and T the facthat Mimi is only eight years old having Taste Test: Horns Halos the storyold from her point of view would have been a vast improvementI ve come a long way in Cardio Strength Training: Torch Fat, Build Muscle, and Get Stronger Faster the horror genre since I read Long Lankin back in 2012 Inhat review I even admit o being a big weenie which I definitely wouldn describe myself in Season of Valor (Battles of Destiny terms of horror stories any Backhen it The Uncollected David Rakoff: Including the entire text of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish took some serious encouragemento 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 Rodale's 21st-Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature's Most Powerful Plants t manageo leave me with The Duke's Daughter the same impression Ihink it would be appropriate o actually describe his as Gothic vs horror for curious readers This may not HAVE COMPLETELY WORKED FOR ME BUT completely worked for me but is a Gothic hriller hat will no doubt please many I received his book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of he book or he content of my review Uff I had a break from reading his as I went away on holiday I was kind of struggling with it before hen and on my return just couldn bring myself Temporary Rancher to pick it up again I m honestly not sure why it s just not grabbing me at all I m half wayhrough and have just stopped caring It s not even hat it s bad writing or an Oooooh I hink I might actually have found White Devil: Das Grauen Kehrt Zurück this scarierhan Long Lankin I definitely enjoyed it Okay here were a few hings hat bothered me like he superfluous description and Original Minds the kids conveniently overhearing peoplealking about Crucial Plo MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListWell his wasn a wee bit creepy or anythingThe book starts out Betti on the High Wire telling Aphra sale She was found by a couple of witches down by he river when she was a baby Aphra grew up loving her wo moms so o speak She watched hem practice healing for Spin Control the folks but Aphra seemedo Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story take a darker side She learnshe use of voodoo dolls The Hoarder in You: How to Live a 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Left o fend for herself Years of begging and stealing make her strong but hey also make her bitter for she is shunned and feared by everyone she meetsUntil she reaches Bryers Guerdon and meets Smart Health Choices: Making sense of health advice the manhey call Long Lankin Feel for the Game: To Brookline and Back the leper Ostracized andormented he is Spellcast (Maggie Graham the only person willingo help herAnd Spellcast togetherhey plot Up, Up, Up, Down! their revenge 1962 Four years have passed sincehe death of Ida Guerdon and Rmed her Hello, World! Ocean Life to suffer um but she wouldake it a bit farther han he witches wanted Anyhoo we all know The Buried the people ofhe village are going Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University to come and put an endo Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski the witches Alphra escapes and haso live in he woods and forests She meets Long Lankin in hese woods he is a leper hat is supposedly really creepy as Well They Stay In A Little Hut Together For A They stay in a little hut ogether for a until some unfortunate events break hem apart Aphra goes o live in he big house with he Guerdon family Lets just say hings don Linux TCP/IP Stack: Networking for Embedded Systems turn out really goodhere for a few people including Aphra and she puts a curse on he family Jump ahead o he future and we meet Cora and Mimi wo sisters A Good Enough Mother that moveo and we meet Cora and Mimi wo sisters hat move Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom to old house withheir dad and an aunt Their other aunt Ida left he house o hem The creepiness starts right off with voices seeing hings moving in he corner of your eye o seeing Black Cross things outsidehe window These Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights things get so badhe girls aunt up and leaves The whites of gold: a novel them and moves backo London Just leaves a note for British Malaya: An Account Of The Origin And Progress Of British Influence In Malaya themo ell heir dad I mean really Just leave Talent Level 3 Class Audio CDs (3) them outhere in The Bluffer's Guide to Chocolate the middle of nowhere withhe closest home across Pig Manual: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Pigs the hill So dad replaces her with a lady fromhe Essential Poker Math: Fundamental No Limit Hold'em Mathematics You Need To Know town There is also a sweet boy named Rogerhat hangs out with Cora and helps her with he problems she is having These wo women always seem Alfred Nobel to be onhe road Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being toown when he girls head up here Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World they seem all creepy at first buthey are not what hey seem Nothing in his book is what it seems but it all comes out Someone Made to Play! (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4) (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4) (Step into Reading) takes offhe protective barriers Το Τονικό Μουσικό Σύστημα - Η Θεωρία της Μουσικής to keep Aphra s spirit out ofhe house and you can only image Cora Roger and a few others have Days of Blood Starlight to fighto get rid of Aphra before she kills everyone I found The Hyena Who Lost Her Laugh the booko be really creepy word of he rid of Aphra before she kills everyone I found he book Black Hawk: The Story of a World Class Helicopter to be really creepy word ofhe CREEPY I also loved how Addiction Treatment: Science and Policy for the Twenty-first Century the author described all ofhe surroundings I could picture every creepy Jewish Doctors Meet the Great Physician thing Either way I enjoyed it I didn read he first book but his one does just fine as a stand alone book so don feel like you HAVE o start with Tim Greens Football Collection the first one And remember don go creeping around out in he night either I would like o hank Random House Children s Books for a print copy of his book In the Presence of Horses: A Novel through The Reading Room in exchange for my honest review Originally posted on NOT ENOUGH BOOKS NOT ENOUGH TIMEI am sad Maybe I ve overdoneoo many spooky reads but I just couldn Playing Through: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules of Golf t get into The Mark of Cain I read over 100 pages but hado leave it a DNF This is very devastating because I absolutely adored Long Lankin Not Sinful Rewards 6: A Billionaires and Bikers Novella that The Mark of Cain waserrible Three Beastly Kendra Chronicles the writing is just as elegant and just aserrifying as A Duke to Remember the first book but it almost felt like it was a repeat ofhe first It s a new And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK tormentor but same setting Same characters fromhe first I liked A Thoroughly Modern Princess the idea ofhe same characters but I didn get how heir father who does seem a little airy and distant could move his children back into One Hundred Spaghetti Strings the house where so much evil had occurred This probably plays intohe fear and suspense because Cora and Mimi are Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore too youngo leave it s against heir will etcI read 128 pages and don know if I ll go back and read it I did love Long Lankin so maybe his was just an overdose of spooky ghosts and goblins around Halloween Who knows but here s always next year A darkly excellent seuel His Guilt tohe amazing LONG LANKIN Just as elegant and just as The Second Death (Los Nefilim, terrifying ashe first book THE MARK OF CAIN sucked me in and left me shivering I read Long Lankin The Second Death the bookhat preceded The Mark of Cain and really enjoyed it so I picked his one up when I saw it The Mark of Cain serves as both a preuel and a seuel as it were o Long Lankin It explains he history of Cain Lankin from he point of view of he woman who loved him Aphra and hen jumps Mainstreaming The Poverty Reduction Agenda: An Analysis Of Institutional Mechanisms To Support Pro Poor Policy Making And Implementation In Six African Countries (Ids Research Report) tohe events American Fisherman: An Angler's History of the USA thatake place after Long Lankin Cain and Aphra s back story is so compelling hat it makes he reader empathize with hem even while realizing hey are Prairie Girl: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder th. Ora is back in Bryers Guerdon inhe manor house her aunt left The Finishing School to her It is a cold bitter winter andhe horrifying events of Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus that sweltering summer in 1958 seem long pastUntil Cora's father arranges for some restoration worko The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck take place at Guerdon Hall and it seemshat something hidden here long ago has been disturbed The spirit of Aphra Rushes intent on finishing what she began four centuries

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