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She was his best friend's little sister. But there is more to Austin than we realize. Austin Cole is a shapeshifter. His animal is a wolf. And, Austin has come home to assume the responsibility of packmaster to his family. His family of five brothers. Will Lexi ever forgive him for leaving? Once he finally gets the courage to talk to Lexi, though, many new factors come into play. He wants to tell her everything about himself and about her brother's death but will she accept him after she knows the truth?

As truths come out, Lexi and her family are in great danger. And Austin assumes the responsibility of protecting them. That's what a packmaster does, protect those that he loves. I really did love this book. I have gotten used to the style of writing of Dannika Dark through the Mageri Series. I loved the characters in this book. Lexi is so strong and tries to assume so much responsibility. And, of course, Austin is the best of an Alpha Male! But, Lexi demands her independence and Austin gives it to her.

This book is not a cliff hanger but comes to such a sweet conclusion. As I understand it, each book in the series will be about a different member of their family. And, there are so many other characters I want to learn about. Not only am I so looking forward to getting to know Austin's brothers better, I want to know more about Lexi's neighbor, Naya. And I think there is a story there with April, Lexi's co-worker. So, I will be so looking forward to the next book in this series. View all 12 comments. May 17, Kayleigh rated it did not like it Shelves: scifi-and-fantasy-bookshelf , fantasy , contemporary , romance , own-kindle , hawt , urban-fantasy , 1-star , shape-shifters , chick-lit.

Like seriously, I have such a thing for them. To the point where if I like the characters and the premise of the plot enough, I can overlook some pretty atrocious writing. I have an unhealthy attraction to fictional, possessive, alpha-males. I can overlook a lot of borderline abusive behaviour if the male lead is hawt enough and if the female lead is kickass enough. If the shifter culture is fleshed out properly, too. Most importantly, if there is an engaging plot. This book? Has none of that. I'm going to try and keep this short and sweet, because I don't feel like spending a lot of time on this review.

The Bad. I didn't need the in-depth, two paragraph long description of her mother's kitchen when I was reading the book, and I still don't need it now. Ok, I need to share this quote with you because this is what really killed this book for me: "A woman could be stranded on a deserted island with no sign of life for thousands of miles, and as soon as a rescue ship comes her way, she'll be combing her hair with sticks and squashing berries to rub on her cheeks" No? Do you know what women would be doing? Screaming desperately for help. They wouldn't give two shits about how they look.

This woman is so fucking obsessed with looks and it just drives me up the wall. This portrayal that the female psyche is so fucking shallow makes me so angry. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being conscious of your appearance - God knows I can be vain enough at times, but I would never let it define me. That's all Dannika Dark seems to do - allow people's images to define them. The best looking are, of course, the ones we are all told to like and the ones we are told to hate are, of course, the lesser attractive characters.

It's embarrassing. But I think the thing that really put me off this book is the author's casual use of rape as a device to show us just how attractive the MC is. Like, is this for fucking real? Rape - just casually thrown in to show how much guys want her. It's fucking disgusting and disgraceful. I am so surprised I didn't end up DNFing this. Please, do yourselves a favour and leave this one alone. View 2 comments. May 19, Denisa rated it really liked it Shelves: better-than-i-expected , giddy , uf-or-paranormal , impressive , romance , great-male-char , great-female-char , interesting , cute , fun.

This book?! Holy shit! It's the first time when I've read this author and well, I didn't really expect anything too wow from it. I mean, I've read a lot of shifter books, so it's pretty hard for me to be impressed by one anymore even really great authors get a "meh" from me lately I found some new stuff that I haven't encountered before an This book?! I found some new stuff that I haven't encountered before and I really loved the characters.

And did I say that I found new ideas? And the writing was pretty engaging, I could barely put the book down! It even made me laugh a few times! So go go Dannika Dark, I haven't read your books before this but I'm sure I will continue doing so in the future! I took a gamble with it and it paid off. I knew it was a paranormal romance, there were a lot of books in the series and a lot of people love this series, so why not right?

First off, if you want to get into a paranormal romance series, the seven series is it.

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Seven years is a fun, light, fast pace romance read that hits all the right spots. When I am in that paranormal mood, I want to be sucked into a new world and I want an alpha male and a con 5 Paranormal Stars I did the audio for Seven Years. When I am in that paranormal mood, I want to be sucked into a new world and I want an alpha male and a confused Heroine.

I got that. Lexi Knight is your typical Heroine. I really liked Lexi. I love a single mama book. It makes me want to do the audio for book two because she is the narrator too. I also loved his brothers and I love how they all took Lexi under their wings. There are some damsel in distress moments that I love to get in a paranormal read. I liked that the book ended, although I could read another book on the characters.

View all 7 comments. I was so wrong. After Austin dropped the bomb wolves were the main theme in the book. And I couldn't be more satisfied with that. The book was HOT!!! Hot males who happen to be shifting to wolves and being possessive and protective, a man who knows what to get for his woman, serious danger and 2 alpha males after the same woman. Don't you love it when a man knows what to get for his lady? With the exception of Lorenzon I think that I am fond of all the other characters that weren't the bad guys. Prince is a whole different story. I am not sure how to feel about him.

I am pretty sure that I am overreacting but you never know View 1 comment. Jul 15, Aisling Zena rated it liked it Shelves: werewolves-dragons-shifters. It was missing one vital ingredient Unfortunately, the one thing I really, really and truly love about shifter romances is the possessive Alpha, and in this one, he's not particularly possessive. Well, not in the way I have grown to love. I'm all for authors having their own takes and bringing something new to the table but unfortunately, it doesn't work for all read It was missing one vital ingredient I'm all for authors having their own takes and bringing something new to the table but unfortunately, it doesn't work for all readers.

The Seven series brings us Alpha's who can have multiple women sharing their beds and it's not uncommon for the women to be referred to as b-i-t-c-h-e-s.

Yes, yes, I KNOW that shouldn't be a problem considering what they are, but come on, what woman is going to like being called that. Again, I know that our hero didn't like other men referring to the heroine as that, but we still have to witness others doing it. Anyways, this story was good, kept my attention from start to finish and brought a new breed of shifters to the fore.

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The narration was OK, but it drove me a little batty that the narrator took the acting side a little too seriously. There's this one scene where the heroine screams at the hero It was a wee bit too real. Oh, and she does a little girls voice for one of the characters and it grated on my nerves a bit.

Glad I gave this one a go and I would definitely consider going back for more. So I actually finished this on Friday apparently. It's now Monday and I when I saw that I had not yet marked it as "finished" this morning I had to go back and check to see if I did or not. Finish it, that is. And apparently I had. So in a nutshell that's this book.

I remember enjoying it while I was reading it. I may or may not read the next one Mar 18, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: paranormal , listened-to-audiobook , read , finished-series , adult-content , shapeshifters. Do you like shifter romances? Then check out Dannika Dark 's Seven series. Of course, this recommendation is based on my reading experience with the first book: Seven Years which I really enjoyed.

The characters are likable, the paranormal elements were interesting, and the romance component was present but relatively light. My only complaint w Do you like shifter romances? My only complaint was that although Seven Years was told in first person perspective from the female lead: Lexi, there was no perspective while she was in wolf form. When she shifted, it just faded to when she shifted back; it was like it never happened.

Of course this wasn't a dealbreaker for me personally, but I thought it was a bit odd that a shifter story would skip over the very component that makes it a shifter story. Regardless, I found Seven Years to be a great first installment that captured me enough to make me pick up the next book, and I'm pretty excited about the series! Apr 22, Ash rated it it was amazing Shelves: my-kindle-read.

So much. The story pulled me right in. I loved the characters, I loved the scenery, I loved the intrigue and adventure. So hot. So, so so hot. He was amazing.

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Go Alpha Males! This story wasn't really what I thought it would be - and I mean that in a good way. I love Lexi, she was badass all on her own. A lot of the time Lexi can take pretty damn good care of herself, but will she accept the help when she knows she needs it? I really loved this book I do believe this will be yet another rare occurrence where I have to dive into the rest of the companion novels - These brothers really intrigued me.

Dec 13, Bj rated it it was amazing Shelves: conquer-my-tbr-in , audiobooks , paranormal-uf-dystopian , 5-stars , arc , , love-triangle. Both the story and the narration are fantastic, reminding me of why I became obsessed with PNR when I first started listening to audiobooks. There is just something magical about a well told, original fantasy that you can settle into based on the narration and can allow it to transfix you into feeling as if you were actually being transported to another world.

When you further factor in a convincing, heart melting romance with a sexy alpha hero, and plenty of twists and turns and spine tingling suspense, then, in my book you have the perfect recipe for a must listen. Seven Years fits this mold perfectly. For the full review, see AudioGals. Sep 14, Beanbag Love rated it liked it. This book has the feel of a first novel which is why I'm bumping up what might have been a 2 star review to 3 stars. There's just an amateurish feel to the whole thing and the romance feels like it takes forever. Information is dealt out in a clunky, info-dump fashion and some of that info comes oddly late when, realistically, it would have been important to impart immediately.

I will read the next one and I hope that this author's writing, with experience, evolves into a more mature style. Ther This book has the feel of a first novel which is why I'm bumping up what might have been a 2 star review to 3 stars. There are hot guys though, and the world is somewhat interesting. Shifter groups seem like outlaw MCs in a way which is intriguing. Some of them need to get their butts kicked by some females they're pretty sexist , but I'm assuming that will come.

Seven years is now available for purchase. Finally an urban fantasy novel where the heroine is not an 18 year old, naive, virgin. This a very entertaining, sexy and fun book. I definitely recommend it! Aug 01, Ezinwanyi rated it really liked it Shelves: urban-fantasy , children , shapeshifters , audiobook , mage , paranormal-romance , magic , cat-shifters , werewolves. Lexi Knight was grieving her brother's death when her brother's best friend Austin Cole comes back to town.

He tells Lexi that her brother's death wasn't an accident as they previously thought, but a murder. In fact, Lexi's family was still in danger from the group who murdered her brother but Austin was there to protect them. This began Lexi's discovery that she isn't human, but a shifter. Also, Lexi began unraveling the story behind her brothers murder. There was romance, there was a plot, the writing was good but I just didn't connect with the characters in a way that would allow me to truly care about their plight.

I liked the story enough that I will continue with the series. I hope the series proves to be as enjoyable as I think it will be. Oct 21, Wendy added it Shelves: pnr , kindle , dnf. View all 8 comments. Like most books I've read recently this book jumped the shark somewhere around the middle of the story. Which is a shame because I really enjoyed the beginning. I liked Alexia. I liked Austin. Unfortunately not enough time was spent developing the other characters, making many things that happened seem to come out of left field.

For example, it is widely known to everyone in the book that Alexia has no business sense. The author spent some time making this fact known. However, when the owner of t Like most books I've read recently this book jumped the shark somewhere around the middle of the story.

However, when the owner of the business passes he gives the store to Alexia. Were he and Alexia good friends? Were they more like family? We don't know because no time was given to their relationship. Another story line that just seemed unnecessary was Alexia's ex-boyfriend, Beckett. I feel like that could have been cut out completely and it wouldn't have changed the main plot one bit. I actually skimmed most of the parts that involved him. Then there was Alexia's coworker, April, who appears briefly throughout the book. The one night spent with Austin and Alexia, after a huge deal was made about Alexia being in "heat" seriously And the conclusion with Alexia's father.

It all just seemed so So yeah, I was a bit let down by this book, which sucks. Oct 21, Valentina "TinchyB" rated it it was amazing. Holy hell! What did I read just now!? I love the mad ass posessive alphas,and this one was little slow in woo-ha department,but still hot as hell!

This book was worth waiting for! Can't wait for Lorenzo's story Love this first book in this series! I was intrigued by the story line and decided to try it out since it was only. Boy did I fall in love with the characters and the writing of Ms. She writes with fun, sarcasm and causes you to fall in love with the characters from the very beginning! I love the paranormal genre and this series is definitely one of my top faves!

Austin and Lexi are so meant for each other and they will just capture your heart! So many characters to fall in love with a Love this first book in this series! So many characters to fall in love with and look forward to reading more in the other books in this series! If you love paranormal romance, you will love this book! I love how Ms. Dark takes you into the shifter world making you feel as if you are right there in the middle of everything! Lots of action, intensity, fun and romance!

Dec 18, Tink Magoo is bad at reviews rated it liked it Shelves: second-time-around , shifters , brothers-best-friend , friends-to-lovers. This book was so bloody frustrating. I can deal with a slow buildup when the sexual tension escalates until they can't wait any longer, but I never felt like either of these characters were really bothered about ending up together and it definitely didn't feel like they'd loved each other secretly for years.

But the drama kept me reading and the whole family dynamic was interesti This book was so bloody frustrating. But the drama kept me reading and the whole family dynamic was interesting so I'll probably try the next book and cross my fingers there's some chemistry. Sep 15, Alaina rated it liked it Shelves: september-challenge , fiction , romance , paranormal , contemporary , fantasy , kindle-unlimited , supernatural.

It was okay.. Seven Years sounded like it would be a good book.. It was definitely a good book to listen to while I was at work this week. In this book, you will meet Lexi Knight and Austin Cole. They know each other from their childhood. Austin was best friends with her older brother. Now at first, I didn't really like Lexi. She just seemed like a damsel in distress the entire book. At one point, I was just hoping that she would find a way t It was okay..

At one point, I was just hoping that she would find a way to get herself out of that situation.. Then there's Austin, who kind of just shows up in her life again randomly. Then he throws all of this shifter information her way and just waits for to accept it. Their romance was okay in the beginning.. Speaking of romance, I wanted more smut. Like wayyyy more than I got and I'm a bit disappointed with the amount I got. Heck, she was in heat for a good chunk of it and I was expecting balls to wall kind of smut. Overall, it was an okay book to listen to. I have no idea if I will jump into the second book or not.

If I do, I hope it will be a lot better and have lots of smut in it. Or more who knows. She learns who she is and what she is. It has been acclaimed as one of the best role-playing adventures of all time, and even inspired an entire fictional world of the same name. It contains sub-games, allowing you to play as a human, or as one of the inhuman creatures in the setting. My Life With Master , meanwhile, uses Gothic horror conventions as a metaphor for abusive relationships , placing the players in the shoes of the minions of a tyrannical, larger-than-life Master.

Gothic literature is intimately associated with the Gothic Revival architecture of the same era. In a way similar to the Gothic revivalists' rejection of the clarity and rationalism of the neoclassical style of the Enlightened Establishment, the literary Gothic embodies an appreciation of the joys of extreme emotion, the thrills of fearfulness and awe inherent in the sublime , and a quest for atmosphere. The ruins of Gothic buildings gave rise to multiple linked emotions by representing the inevitable decay and collapse of human creations—thus the urge to add fake ruins as eyecatchers in English landscape parks.

English Gothic writers often associated medieval buildings with what they saw as a dark and terrifying period, characterized by harsh laws enforced by torture, and with mysterious, fantastic, and superstitious rituals. In literature such anti-Catholicism had a European dimension featuring Roman Catholic institutions such as the Inquisition in southern European countries such as Italy and Spain.

Just as elements of Gothic architecture were borrowed during the Gothic Revival period in architecture, ideas about the Gothic period and Gothic period architecture were often used by Gothic novelists. Architecture itself played a role in the naming of Gothic novels, with many titles referring to castles or other common Gothic buildings.

This naming was followed up with many Gothic novels often set in Gothic buildings, with the action taking place in castles, abbeys, convents and monasteries, many of them in ruins, evoking "feelings of fear, surprise, confinement". This setting of the novel, a castle or religious building, often one fallen into disrepair, was an essential element of the Gothic novel.

Placing a story in a Gothic building served several purposes. It drew on feelings of awe, it implied the story was set in the past, it gave an impression of isolation or being cut off from the rest of the world and it drew on the religious associations of the Gothic style. This trend of using Gothic architecture began with The Castle of Otranto and was to become a major element of the genre from that point forward. Besides using Gothic architecture as a setting, with the aim of eliciting certain associations from the reader, there was an equally close association between the use of setting and the storylines of Gothic novels, with the architecture often serving as a mirror for the characters and the plot lines of the story.

This secret movement mirrors one of the plots of the story, specifically the secrets surrounding Manfred's possession of the castle and how it came into his family. In William Thomas Beckford 's The History of the Caliph Vathek , architecture was used to both illustrate certain elements of Vathek's character and also warn about the dangers of over-reaching. Vathek's hedonism and devotion to the pursuit of pleasure are reflected in the pleasure wings he adds on to his castle, each with the express purpose of satisfying a different sense. He also builds a tall tower in order to further his quest for knowledge.

This tower represents Vathek's pride and his desire for a power that is beyond the reach of humans. He is later warned that he must destroy the tower and return to Islam, or else risk dire consequences. Vathek's pride wins out and, in the end, his quest for power and knowledge ends with him confined to Hell. In The Castle of Wolfenbach the castle that Matilda seeks refuge at while on the run is believed to be haunted.

Matilda discovers it is not ghosts, but the Countess of Wolfenbach who lives on the upper floors and who has been forced into hiding by her husband, the Count. Matilda's discovery of the Countess and her subsequent informing others of the Countess's presence destroys the Count's secret. Shortly after Matilda meets the Countess, the Castle of Wolfenbach itself is destroyed in a fire, mirroring the destruction of the Count's attempts to keep his wife a secret and how his plots throughout the story eventually lead to his own destruction.

The major part of the action in The Romance of the Forest is set in an abandoned and ruined abbey and the building itself served as a moral lesson, as well as a major setting for and mirror of the action in the novel. The setting of the action in a ruined abbey, drawing on Burke's aesthetic theory of the sublime and the beautiful established the location as a place of terror and of safety.

Burke argued the sublime was a source of awe or fear brought about by strong emotions, such as terror or mental pain. On the other end of the spectrum was the beautiful, which were those things that brought pleasure and safety. Burke argued that the sublime was the more preferred to the two.

Related to the concepts of the sublime and the beautiful is the idea of the picturesque , introduced by William Gilpin, which was thought to exist between the two other extremes. The picturesque was that which continued elements of both the sublime and the beautiful and can be thought of as a natural or uncultivated beauty, such as a beautiful ruin or a partially overgrown building. In The Romance of the Forest Adeline and the La Mottes live in constant fear of discovery by either the police or Adeline's father and, at times, certain characters believe the castle to be haunted.

On the other hand, the abbey also serves as a comfort, as it provides shelter and safety to the characters. Finally, it is picturesque, in that it was a ruin and serves as a combination of both the natural and the human. By setting the story in the ruined abbey, Radcliffe was able to use architecture to draw on the aesthetic theories of the time and set the tone of the story in the minds of the reader.

As with many of the buildings in Gothic novels, the abbey also has a series of tunnels. These tunnels serve as both a hiding place for the characters and as a place of secrets. This was mirrored later in the novel with Adeline hiding from the Marquis de Montalt and the secrets of the Marquis, which would eventually lead to his downfall and Adeline's salvation.

Architecture served as an additional character in many Gothic novels, bringing with it associations to the past and to secrets and, in many cases, moving the action along and foretelling future events in the story. Characterized by its castles, dungeons, gloomy forests and hidden passages, from the Gothic novel genre emerged the female Gothic. The female Gothic differs from the male Gothic through differences in narrative technique, plot, assumptions of the supernatural, and the use of terror and horror. Female Gothic narratives focus on topics of the persecuted heroine in flight from a villainous father and in search of an absent mother, while male writers tended towards a plot of masculine transgression of social taboos.

The emergence of the ghost story gave female writers something to write about besides the common marriage plot, allowing them to offer a more radical critique of male power, violence and predatory sexuality. It has been said that medieval society, on which some Gothic texts are based, granted women writers the opportunity to attribute "features of the mode [of Gothicism] as the result of the suppression of female sexuality, or else as a challenge to the gender hierarchy and values of a male-dominated culture". Significantly, with the development of the female Gothic came the literary technique of explaining the supernatural.

The Supernatural Explained — as this technique was aptly named — is a recurring plot device in Radcliffe's The Romance of the Forest. The novel, published in , is among Radcliffe's earlier works. The novel sets up suspense for horrific events, which all have natural explanations.

However, the omission of any possible explanation based in reality is what instills a feeling of anxiety and terror in both character and reader. An 18th-century response to the novel from the Monthly Review reads: "We must hear no more of enchanted forests and castles, giants, dragons, walls of fire and other 'monstrous and prodigious things;'—yet still forests and castles remain, and it is still within the province of fiction, without overstepping the limits of nature, to make use of them for the purpose of creating surprise.

Radcliffe's use of The Supernatural Explained is characteristic of the Gothic author. The female protagonists pursued in these texts are often caught in an unfamiliar and terrifying landscape, delivering higher degrees of terror. The end result, however, is the explained supernatural, rather than terrors familiar to women such as rape or incest, or the expected ghosts or haunted castles.

The female Gothic formula is said to be "a plot that resists an unhappy or ambiguous closure and explains the supernatural". The decision of female Gothic writers to supplement true supernatural horrors with explained cause and effect transforms romantic plots and Gothic tales into common life and writing. Rather than establish the romantic plot in impossible events, Radcliffe strays away from writing "merely fables, which no stretch of fancy could realize.

English scholar Chloe Chard's published introduction to The Romance of the Forest refers to the "promised effect of terror". The outcome, however, "may prove less horrific than the novel has originally suggested". Radcliffe sets up suspense throughout the course of the novel, insinuating a supernatural or superstitious cause to the mysterious and horrific occurrences of the plot. However, the suspense is relieved with The Supernatural Explained. For example, Adeline is reading the illegible manuscripts she found in her bedchamber's secret passage in the abbey, when she hears a chilling noise from beyond her doorway.

She goes to sleep unsettled, only to awake and learn that what she assumed to be haunting spirits were actually the domestic voices of the servant, Peter. La Motte, her caretaker in the abbey, recognizes the heights to which her imagination reached after reading the autobiographical manuscripts of a past murdered man in the abbey. He then informed her, that when he thought Monsieur and Madame La Motte were asleep, he had stolen to her chamber door This account of the voice she had heard relieved Adeline's spirits; she was even surprised she did not know it, till remembering the perturbation of her mind for some time preceding, this surprise disappeared.

While Adeline is alone in her characteristically Gothic chamber, she detects something supernatural, or mysterious about the setting. However, the "actual sounds that she hears are accounted for by the efforts of the faithful servant to communicate with her, there is still a hint of supernatural in her dream, inspired, it would seem, by the fact that she is on the spot of her father's murder and that his unburied skeleton is concealed in the room next hers".

The supernatural here is indefinitely explained, but what remains is the "tendency in the human mind to reach out beyond the tangible and the visible; and it is in depicting this mood of vague and half-defined emotion that Mrs. Radcliffe excels". Transmuting the Gothic novel into a comprehensible tale for the imaginative 18th-century woman was useful for the female Gothic writers of the time.

Novels were an experience for these women who had no outlet for a thrilling excursion. Sexual encounters and superstitious fantasies were idle elements of the imagination. However, the use of the female Gothic and The Supernatural Explained, are a "good example of how the formula [Gothic novel] changes to suit the interests and needs of its current readers". In many respects, the novel's "current reader" of the time was the woman who, even as she enjoyed such novels, would feel that she had to "[lay] down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame," [96] according to Jane Austen , author of Northanger Abbey.

The Gothic novel shaped its form for female readers to "turn to Gothic romances to find support for their own mixed feelings". Following the characteristic Gothic Bildungsroman -like plot sequence, the female Gothic allowed its readers to graduate from "adolescence to maturity," [98] in the face of the realized impossibilities of the supernatural.

As female protagonists in novels like Adeline in The Romance of the Forest learn that their superstitious fantasies and terrors are replaced with natural cause and reasonable doubt, the reader may understand the true position of the heroine in the novel:. Her sensibility, therefore, prevents her from knowing that her true plight is her condition, the disability of being female.

The heroine in The Castle of Wolfenbach , Matilda, seeks refuge after overhearing a conversation in which her Uncle Weimar speaks of plans to rape her. Matilda finds asylum in the Castle of Wolfenbach: a castle inhabited by old married caretakers who claim that the second floor is haunted. Matilda, being the courageous heroine, decides to explore the mysterious wing of the Castle.

Bertha, wife of Joseph caretakers of the castle tells Matilda of the "other wing": "Now for goodness sake, dear madam, don't go no farther, for as sure as you are alive, here the ghosts live, for Joseph says he often sees lights and hears strange things. However, as Matilda ventures through the castle, she finds that the wing is not haunted by ghosts and rattling chains, but rather, the Countess of Wolfenbach.

The supernatural is explained, in this case, 10 pages into the novel, and the natural cause of the superstitious noises is a Countess in distress. Characteristic of the female Gothic, the natural cause of terror is not the supernatural, but rather female disability and societal horrors: rape, incest and the threatening control of the male antagonist.

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