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The Mark of Cain 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 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 revengeFour years have passed since the death of Ida Guerdon, and Cora 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 inseem 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 ago

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. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListWell this wasn t a wee bit creepy or anything The 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

  2. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    My rating 2.5 of 5 starsI 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 meIt s been four years since Cora and Mimi lived to tell the tale of Long Lankin The two girls survived, however, the scars they acquired are hidden beneath their skin After their father recently came into an inheritance, their Auntie Ida s rund

  3. Kara Kara says:

    This one is getting 3.5 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 itthan most books, especially if you are looking for a Gothic read, and I know Gothic books are gettingandpopular lately, it seems.Ps

  4. Dana Wallace - Not Enough Books, Not Enough Time Dana Wallace - Not Enough Books, Not Enough Time 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 just as terrifying as the first book, but it almost felt like it was a

  5. Helen Helen 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 the early portion of the book did have me intrigued I guess this one jus

  6. Jaime Jaime 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. Robin Stevens Robin Stevens says:

    A darkly excellent sequel 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. Josie Josie says:

    Oooooh I think I might actually have found this scarier than Long Lankin I definitely enjoyed itOkay, 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 an awkwa

  9. Stefan Bachmann Stefan Bachmann says:

    Loved, loved, loved this I m such a fan of Barraclough s writing This one seemed a bit darkerYA 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 man

  10. AngryGreyCat AngryGreyCat 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 prequel and a sequel, 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 them even

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