The Monarchs

The Monarchs

by Stephen Mark Rainey
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The Monarchs by Stephen Mark Rainey

Devastated and homeless after a personal tragedy, Courtney Edmiston accepts an invitation to stay with her old college friend Jan Blackburn. Jan lives with her brother David and their eccentric Aunt Martha on the edge of the Dismal Swamp, near Fearing, North Carolina. There Courtney soon discovers that the Blackburns have tragedies and enemies of their own. Plus there is the strange, monstrous, looming figure she keeps glimpsing in the swap. Is this the ghostly entity known only as the Monarch? Is it friend . . . or deadly foe?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937530198
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Publication date: 01/20/2013
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Stephen Mark Rainey is author of the novels Balak, The Lebo Coven, Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (with Elizabeth Massie), The Nightmare Frontier, and Blue Devil Island; over 90 published works of short fiction; five short-fiction collections; and several audio dramas for Big Finish Productions based on the Dark Shadows TV series, featuring several original cast members. For ten years, he edited the award-winning Deathrealm magazine and has edited anthologies for Chaosium, Arkham House, and Delirium Books. Mark lives in Greensboro, NC. He is an avid geocacher, which oftentimes puts him in some pretty scary settings. Visit his website at

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The Monarchs 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Bookwyrm55 More than 1 year ago
This is a perfect mix of the old-school gothic romance novels, and Lovecraftian horror.  Swamp creatures, out-of-control and hate and weird old women.  A very entertaining story of ancient , and not so ancient, evil ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit young for me but good nevertheless. The idea of some supernatural evil being controlled by an elderly witch is an old story but this one has a few surprises in it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ann Rule's books have only disappointed me once and this certainly wasn't the book.