We bid you welcome to the House of Darkling....
When Nanny Prum, the nanny to the young Darrow boys, is found mysteriously murdered in the forest, Charlotte Markham, the recently hired governess, steps in to care for the children. During an outing in the forest, they find themselves crossing over into The Ending, the place for the things that cannot die, where Lily Darrow, the late mistress of Everton, has been waiting to pick up where she left off. She invites them into the ominous House of Darkling, a wondrous, dangerous place filled with enchantment, mystery and strange creatures that appear to be, but are not quite, human.
- “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
- “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