Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Darker Carnival (Markhat, #9)” as Want to Read:
The Darker Carnival (Markhat, #9)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Darker Carnival

(Markhat #9)

by
4.29  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Come one, come all! Step right up to the terrors that stalk the midway.

The Markhat Files, Book 9

When Dark’s Diverse Delights arrives by night to set up shows and rides that promise fun and excitement for one and all, the outskirts of Rannit begin to look disturbingly like the nightmares that plague Markhat’s sleep.

Mama Hog has sent him a new client, a cattle rancher with a
...more
Kindle Edition, 203 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Darker Carnival, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Darker Carnival

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.29  · 
Rating details
 ·  105 ratings  ·  9 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Darker Carnival (Markhat, #9)
carol.
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fantasy fans
Shelves: arc, fantasy, male-lead

The beginning of The Darker Carnival put me in mind of one of the most poetically harrowing carnivals ever, the carnival of Something Wicked This Way Comes, particularly when a traveling salesman pitches a lightning rod to Markhat. It took me a chapter or two to shake off the echoes, but it helped that Markhat is an adult married man, guardian to a banshee, and generally more of curmudgeonous sort than twelve year-olds filled with wonder. It wasn’t long before I sank into the city of Rannit and
...more
Carly
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: muf, fantasy
~3.5
Markhat has certainly changed since I last encountered him as a hard-luck Finder in The Mister Trophy. In The Darker Carnival, the ninth in the series, Markhat is married, secretary’d, and given that he has a childlike banshee under his roof, rather harried. He’s so thoroughly powered up that when the parents of a missing girl ask Markhat to rescue their undead daughter from the Dark Carnival, he’s up to the task.

I remember The Mister Trophy as a light, fluffy, and thoroughly enjoyable hardb
...more
Koeur
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
https://koeur.wordpress.com/2015/03/0...

Publisher: Samhain

Publishing Date: February 2015

ISBN: 9781619226395

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 4.5/5

Publisher Description: When Dark’s Diverse Delights arrives by night to set up shows and rides that promisefun and excitement for one and all, the outskirts of Rannit begin to look disturbingly likethe nightmares that plague Markhat’s sleep. Mama Hog has sent him a new client, a cattle rancher with a missing daughter. Markhat’s search reveals genuine terrors lurk
...more
Sheila L
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
oMG. I've read all 8 in the series now. At first.. they seemed short stories, which is a form I love, whole lot of thinking and primo meaty subjects, but this character, this story line.. wow did it grow. and it grew phenomenally beyond something that I love, but really really want more of. this story line is such a twist, a detective/fantasy/industrial revolution.. it's everything and believe me, you don't want to miss one word of this series. Frank Tuttle is one of my new favorites and I'll be ...more
Mean Mr. Mustard
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
These just keep getting better and better. Hope there's more coming!
Linda
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Darker Carnival by Frank Tuttle

In this ninth book of The Markhat Files, I see changes on the horizon. Markhat’s world is shifting. Characters are transforming, growing in ways I would never have foreseen. However, Markhat’s expanding abilities are not surprising to me. I think past installments of the series foreshadowed these changes. This story also introduces two new personae who will no doubt be appearing in future sequels. One mystical, named Shango the storm-sniffer, and the other a ru
...more
Megh
May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Interesting character growth

I really love this series and am happy that Tuttle has continued it. This latest book sees Markhat becoming more entwined in magic and further world building. If you're a fan of Markhat and his world I recommend it. But it doesn't deviate from the established story line.
Anne
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yet another dang fine book.

Man, I know other series are more popular but this one might be my favorite. Each one of these books is just well-crafted. They're fairly quick reads, but the attention to detail, the characterization, the growth and development, everything just flows so naturally - that's why they're quick, not because they're short.

April
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Fun and definitely creepy.
Amanda
rated it really liked it
Jun 12, 2015
Lindsay Simms
rated it really liked it
Jul 04, 2015
Martin Petty
rated it it was amazing
Sep 21, 2015
CATHERINE S WATERS
rated it it was amazing
Apr 19, 2018
SHARON C. MORROW
rated it really liked it
May 17, 2015
Mary
rated it it was amazing
Apr 28, 2015
Maria Schneider
rated it it was amazing
Jul 14, 2015
Mats Berglund
rated it really liked it
Jul 28, 2017
Erin Hill-Dowdle
rated it it was amazing
May 19, 2015
Lynette
rated it it was amazing
Apr 14, 2018
Polly Payne
rated it really liked it
Jan 05, 2020
Alysha Beery
rated it really liked it
Sep 07, 2018
Kathryn
rated it it was amazing
Jun 06, 2015
Alex
rated it really liked it
Feb 02, 2018
Heather
rated it it was amazing
Aug 12, 2015
Bookwyrm
rated it it was amazing
Jul 07, 2019
Elizabeth
rated it really liked it
Mar 13, 2016
Sherry Ramsey
rated it it was amazing
Apr 03, 2019
Mark
rated it really liked it
Jul 23, 2015
Sasha
rated it it was amazing
Aug 08, 2019
James Reid
rated it really liked it
Jun 22, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Lies Sleeping (Rivers of London, #7)
  • Bloody Acquisitions (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, #3)
  • A Rare Book of Cunning Device (Rivers of London, #6.5)
  • Going Rogue (Spells, Swords, & Stealth, #3)
  • The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, #1)
  • Knife Children (The Sharing Knife #4.5)
  • A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark
  • The Wrong Goodbye (The Collector, #2)
  • Undeath and Taxes (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, #2)
  • NPCs (Spells, Swords, & Stealth, #1)
See similar books…

Other books in the series

Markhat (10 books)
  • The Mister Trophy (Markhat, #1)
  • Dead Man's Rain (Markhat, #2)
  • Hold the Dark (Markhat, #3)
  • The Cadaver Client (Markhat, #4)
  • The Banshee's Walk (Markhat, #5)
  • The Broken Bell (Markhat #6)
  • Brown River Queen (Markhat, #7)
  • The Five Faces (Markhat, #8)
  • Way Out West (The Markhat Files Book 8)

Related Articles

Sarah J. Maas is an author who almost needs no introduction, at least in the world of young and new adult fiction. She's a multiple New York Times–...
214 likes · 27 comments
“She shrugged and crossed her legs. A single man might have dropped to one knee right then and fumbled for a ring, but I have my Darla, and my Darla has her gun.” 0 likes
More quotes…