From the back cover:
“The castle, a massive singular structure of grey, surrounded by high walls that hold three towers, is called Kraken Moor, named by the seafaring captain who made a fortune and lost his mind in the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean.” -Beatrice Sharper, 31 December 1864
In 1863, a wealthy girl of the American South runs away from her family’s plantation to chart her own course in life. A tough eighteen months later, 19-year old Beatrice Sharper takes a job at a housekeeper in Kraken Moor, an ancient castle in the east of England. From her first moments in the house’s employ, strange happenings abound, and Beatrice finds herself embroiled in a supernatural plot by an ancient evil to return to Earth and destroy all in its path.
This is the journal of Beatrice Sharper, written as the nightmarish events unfolded for two harrowing months at the beginning of 1865.
KRAKEN MOOR is a horror novel with some adult situations. I (or rather, Beatrice) wrote the novel as a series of journal entries, so we see Beatrice’s descent into the supernatural world of Kraken Moor unfold as it happened, day by day.
Beatrice’s journey takes her from Kraken Moor to London and to Hell and then back again. She comes face to face with the three demons of the estate: Kadul, the goat demon, Kanarl, the wolf demon, and Tchitok, the snake demon. Was force in Heaven or Hell could have the three demons spooked, and why is Beatrice important to their plans of escape?
There are allies, too: Mrs. Cotts, the Head of Staff; Lady Coraline, the sister to Captain Shepherd; Remy and Julie Lafayette, brother and sister vampires, and Charles Francis Poseidon, a demon hunter much older than he appears.
And on top of all this, Beatrice is given the opportunity to reunite with the love of her life, a man she thought she had lost in the American Civil War. All she has to do to spend eternity with him is give Kadul her soul.
Mark Bousquet is the author of several novels and collections, including The Haunting of Kraken Moor, Gunfighter Gothic, Stuffed Animals for Hire, Dreamer’s Syndrome, Harpsichord and the Wormhole Witches, and Adventures of the Five. He has also published a review collection entitled Marvel Comics on Film, which covers every cinematic and TV movie based on a superhero from the House of Ideas. A complete listing of all his work can be found at his Amazon author page.