Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling

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Feisty young governess Charlotte Markham discovers a dark alternate world called The Ending, the place for things that cannot die, in which the deceased mother of the two boys under her care has been waiting. She invites them into the ominous House of Darkling, a wondrous, dangerous place filled with enchantment, mystery and strange creatures that are not quite human...

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With Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling, Boccacino has created a new vision of the Afterlife, at one moment stunningly beautiful and full of wonder, the next, darkly sinister and without pity. A remarkable book. Michael Boccacino is a writer to watch. --Susie Moloney, author of The Dwelling and The Thirteen

Thanks to Michael Boccacino the Gothic is reborn! Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling is an elegant, intelligent, and compelling debut novel. Bravo! --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Assassin's Code and Dust & Decay

In Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling, Michael Boccacino has delivered a studied, enchanting, and most welcome contribution to the Gothic literary landscape rolling back to Brontë and du Maurier. A convincing portrait of a woman enveloped in slow-mounting terror, rich in atmosphere and carried by writing that soars above that of most debut novels, this is not one to miss. --Christopher Ransom, internationally bestselling author of The Birthing House and The Fading

"Debut author Boccacino bowls the reader over with his note-perfect rendition of a spooky Victorian atmosphere." --Publishers Weekly

[Boccacino] has an eye for the literary device as stories within the story reveal the Darkling's secrets to the reader and characters simultaneously. --The Bookbag

If you like Victorian gothic fantasy I think that there is much in this book to enjoy. --Sci-Fi Online

"For a debut novel its superb, the overall arc... cracking cast and clear vision, made this a title that I really couldn t put down. Great stuff." --Falcata Times

Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling is a bit of a surprise, get through the first few chapters and the novel improves exponentially becoming an intelligent, thought provoking tale that delights the pallet with a unique style all it's own. --SF Book

Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling is a bit of a surprise, get through the first few chapters and the novel improves exponentially becoming an intelligent, thought provoking tale that delights the pallet with a unique style all it's own. --SF Book Reviews

In Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling, Michael Boccacino has delivered a studied, enchanting, and most welcome contribution to the Gothic literary landscape rolling back to Brontë and du Maurier. A convincing portrait of a woman enveloped in slow-mounting terror, rich in atmosphere and carried by writing that soars above that of most debut novels, this is not one to miss. --Christopher Ransom, internationally bestselling author of The Birthing House and The Fading

About the Author:

Michael Boccacino's poetry has been published in the St. Petersburg Times and his short stories included in college literary magazines. He received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College, and he currently works as a viral marketer in New York City. Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling is his first novel.

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