The Carnival Keepers
By Amber Gulley
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Release Date: October 10th 2016
World Castle Publishing
Summary from Goodreads:
It’s 1879, and James, a time-wasting escapist, is trying to win a bet. His challenges include purchasing a lighthouse, hosting a séance, and spending the night with his father’s prize-winning stallion in a notoriously haunted attic. But the Carnival is in town for the All Hallows’ Eve celebrations, and the London fog has other ideas for James. Something vicious is waiting to pounce and lead him unwittingly towards a destiny he could never have imagined.
refused to make tears, and so he grinned madly instead when he saw the cat.
with an unnatural golden light that Arry assumed was due to the strange way his
own eyes were seeing things now.
nightingales sitting on the back fence of the courtyard, but at that moment, it
didn’t seem important enough to mention.
was so worried. I thought you might be dead.”
told you you’d be lost without me, didn’t I?”
courtyard. As he gazed in wonder at the softly glowing wisteria coiled through
the overhead lattices, he realized he could still hear the angels singing. “Can
you hear that?” he asked Robby, who had wandered back to continue feasting on
the dead bird.
notes were beginning to sound dark and sinister. “Robby?”
surprised by what he saw next. The nightingales no longer sat on the back
fence, and he only just caught a glimpse as the last one shivered and
shuddered, lifted up its spindly little bird leg, and placed a heavy paw upon
the ground. A rumble like thunder rolled ominously through the courtyard,
scattering the fireflies, as six enormous lions bared their fangs and scowled
at Robby, licking their chops as they began to advance.
About the Author
Amber Gulley moved from Australia, where she was a qualified massage therapist, to the south of Spain, where she could, amongst other loves, write books and spend as much time in the ocean as possible.