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By SeanMcMahon | Comments: ( 654 ) | Date: ( May 30, 2020 )

London, 1842 England is in turmoil and one young woman must carry the demands of both the living and the dead.After the death of her mother and imprisonment of her revolutionary father, thirteen year old Maggie Power is plunged into a world of poverty and violence Promising to protect her younger brother come what may she scavenges upon mudflats of the Thames, haunteLondon, 1842 England is in turmoil and one young woman must carry the demands of both the living and the dead.After the death of her mother and imprisonment of her revolutionary father, thirteen year old Maggie Power is plunged into a world of poverty and violence Promising to protect her younger brother come what may she scavenges upon mudflats of the Thames, haunted by theconstant shadows of hunger and disease That is, until a chance encounter with a charitable countess, who rescues her from the brutal streets of 19th century London.But Maggie s troubles are just beginning For the rich life presented to her by the mysterious countess comes at a dreadful price Slowly she realises she must free herself of the influence of her benefactor whose dark motives are revealed over the course of the turbulent summer of 1842.A suspenseful, historical mystery, Dark Remains takes the reader on a journey through the dark heart of early Victorian London.


  • Title: Dark Remains
  • Author: SeanMcMahon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

SeanMcMahon

Sean McMahon lives and works in Liverpool, England, with his partner and two children Dark Remains, his debut novel, was a semi finalist in the 2011 Breakthrough Novel Award In December 2013, he released his second novel, All That Glitters.



Comments Dark Remains

  • Tracey

    I won a copy of this book through LibraryThing's Member Giveaways. I always feel badly about not being able to heap praise on one of these. I enjoyed the beginning It's a powerful idea – two young children left on their own in 1842 London, their comfortable early life contrasting hideously with being reduced to prayer and scavenging to get by on the filthy, terrifying waterfront.Unfortunately, I first got angry at the adult characters, and then at the writer, and then just became baffled, and [...]


  • R.G. Phelps

    Too dark for meAgain I have completed a book without really enjoying it. Sean McMahon's storyline was just too dark for me to make a positive review about. I'm not sure if it follows a true historical event but can affirm the title given, Dark Remains, was totally appropriate. Again, I blame myself for not reading more of the reviews before jumping in with my eyes closed to any adverse comments. Reading a story about two children, 13 and 10, fending for themselves on the streets of London in the [...]


  • Sean McMahon

    Publishers Weekly Review of my Breakthrough Novel Award (Young Adult Fiction Section) Semi Finalist 2011.This powerful historical novel vividly evokes London in 1842 and the terrifying plight of 13-year-old Maggie Power and her younger brother Tom. With their mother dead and father unjustly imprisoned because he's a Chartist - a group fighting for the rights of the working class - the pair is left to endure a bleak existence as street children. Living in a shack and scrounging the river banks f [...]


  • Doug Bower

    This is an excellent historical fiction novel. It takes place in England in the late 1800s and is told from the perspective of Maggie, a teenage girl who is left to care for her brother Thomas on the streets of London. Their father is a leader in the movement to improve conditions for the working class and is imprisoned on charges of creating a riot and other charges against the crown. This sends the family into poverty and they have to become scavengers just to stay alive. Soon the mother dies, [...]


  • Susan Anderson

    DARK REMAINS, a young adult novel by Sean McMahon, is the story of two damaged children and the harrowing journey of their survival.Told from the point of view of the thirteen-year old heroine, the story deals with poverty, abandonment, and cruelty to children in the 1840s, long before the great social reformers of the early twentieth century took up the plight of society's abused.I loved this book. Reading it was exciting, like the first read of OLIVER TWIST. Mr. McMahon's prose sparkles. His s [...]


  • Charlotte Phillips

    It was a sort of fantasy novel without it being a fantasy novel. It was the kind of novel that made it different and made it more interesting in many other ways that books tend to fail in. I liked the concept of the novel and felt that it was engaging in its own sort of way because I was able to relate with the characters without getting fully engaged with them and with what they were expressing and stating. I loved the overall depth of the novel and the time it was set within. I think all to ma [...]


  • Amy Siggelow

    I won this book from the Member Giveaways on LibraryThing.This book was not what I expected. I struggled through the first half of the book, but was determined to finish it. It started getting interesting for me about halfway through.This is a story set in London's past. Three children are taken from the streets to a mansion outside London, owned by a Countess. These children are treated like royalty, but soon learn that something sinister is happening on the grounds of the mansion.Not a bad sto [...]


  • MikeDavis

    This was an entertaining read as a YA novel. Inspired by early British demands for democracy, and laced with a mystery encountered by a group of three young abandoned children, the story is easy to follow and contains sufficient turns to maintain interest. There are incidents which call for ethical judgement, and would be worthy of group or classroom discussion. Although it is not a complex tale, there are some revelations that surface later that keep the reader guessing.This novel was received [...]


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