When I Arrived at the Castle



When I Arrived at the CastleA Castle, A Killer, And Prey All Bound And Blurred By Lust And Blood Like Many Before Her That Have Never Come Back, She S Made It To The Countess Castle Determined To Snuff Out The Horror, But She Could Never Be Prepared For What Hides Within Its Turrets What Unfurls Under Its Fluttering Flags Emily Carroll Has Fashioned A Rich Gothic Horror Charged With Eroticism That Doesn T Just Make Your Skin Crawl, It Crawls Into It.

My name is Emily Carroll, and I was born in June of 1983 I grew up in London Ontario but moved to Vancouver for work after graduating Sheridan College s Classical Animation program I have since moved back to Ontario, and now live in Stratford with my wife, Kate Craig We have a very large cat.Source

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  • Paperback
  • 72 pages
  • When I Arrived at the Castle
  • Emily Carroll
  • English
  • 24 May 2018

10 thoughts on “When I Arrived at the Castle

  1. Sam Quixote says:

    It was a dark and stormy night when a cat like humanoid rocked up to the vampiric Countess castle to slay her Yup, that old chestnut But who is the predator and who is the prey Emily Carroll s When I Arrived at the Castle is a disappointingly weak and unmemorable lesbian horror fairy tale, the kind of book I imagine Angela Carter would ve produced if she d made comics Carroll mashes together elements of Dracula, Bluebeard and Beauty and the Beast into a barely coherent, rambling story whose obliqueness leaves very little impression behind Carroll s art is utterly beautiful though The splash pages are intricate and imaginative dreamscapes gorgeously coloured in striking blacks, whites and reds and I loved the highly stylized, baroque designs of the castle Her take on the Countess is interesting and the...

  2. David Schaafsma says:

    I am a huge fan of Emily Carroll, and very much like When I Arrived at the Castle, which might best be described as a lesbian horror fairy tale Here s a bit of what happens A cat eared human visits a Countess castle to kill her We don t know why, but she isn t the first to try She is surprised to find that the Countess is waiting for her The cat girl is led to a series of red doors, behind each a tragic fairy tale she must navigate to survive and remain sane It s an ode here to literature, to fairy tales that scare and seduce us What happens later is the sex part, which gets murky and complicated, as in dreams The Countess is a vampire, a femme fatale, alluring and dangerous and creepy, the flame to the cat girl s moth But how can we resist her attractions And she s a shape changer one of the most alarming and amazing sequences happens as cat girl watches the Countess at her dressing table Successfully scary So it s dark erotic fantasy in Carroll s signature black and white and bloody red A touch of gothic, certainly Decadent in the way of nineteenth century decadent art A nod to things like Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, after which she takes off in a swirlingly dangerous and delicious direction the Bronte women could not have taken but possibly allude to...

  3. Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    This is just one story, but all in striking blacks, reds, and whites like her previous work A woman arrives at a castle, but why is she there, and who is the person answering the door Things are not what they seem.This is not for kids, as the eroticism and violence might be a bit much Definit...

  4. Lauren says:

    2 stars for content but 5 stars for artwork When I Arrived at the Castle is a Gothic adaptation mixing Dracula and Alice in Wonderland so I was very intrigued to pick this up I thoroughly enjoyed Carroll s previous publication, Through the Woods, but felt this effort wasn t up to the same standard in terms of storytelling There is something delightfully macabre and deliciously wicked about Carroll s illustrations but, in this case, the actual story wasn t that coherent and a bit confusing ...

  5. Crowinator says:

    Emily Carroll s bloody, beautiful, suggestive, ornately grotesque artwork is masterful, as always, but the story lacks coherency I m all for evocative mood and ambiguity, but I honestly do not understand th...

  6. Elizabeth says:

    The once was a girl that lived in a deep and damp and dark cellerCaroll has crafted another beautifully atmospheric and decadent novel that skirts the line of horror and the gothic A curious and courageous cat eared girl braves the castle of a vampiric countess with plans to destroy her Plans change and go pear shaped when the strange catgirl instead finds that the countess is waiting for her Soon, the girl is sent into a maze of tragic fairy tales and stories that she must claw her way through holding as best she can on to her purpose and sanity The tales trapped behind red doors, the house, countess, and her all is not what it seems.This story is a rich work that you need to read a few times to get all the meanings It is beautifully executed, much is conveyed in the simple palette of three colors bone white, black, and blood red It is gothic ornate when it needs to be and simple when it doesn t The backgrounds are simple with repeating pattern...

  7. Ilana says:

    Gothic erotic violent bloody and disturbing, as one expects horror by Emily Carroll to be A cat like girl arrives at a castle out of the cold and rain and is greeted by a beautiful woman of seductive beauty But others have been to the castle before and her arrival was expected Nothing is what it seems and the beautiful woman is only a skin inhabited by a horrible vampiric beast Somehow our girl must kill this demon who has slayed the other innocent girls who came to eliminate her before The story seems mostly an excuse f...

  8. Rod Brown says:

    The Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts fistfight in hell in this unsettling and gory tone piece.

  9. Lauren James says:

    A strange, hypnotic fairy tale graphic novel with a very seductive vampire and her prey Really odd and I wasn t sure I liked it when I first read it, but it s been growing on me whenever I think about it.

  10. Emily says:

    Didn t you ever wonder what happened to the ones who came before I loved this strange little horror graphic novel from Emily Carroll The art is gorgeous, and the coloring sort of reminded me of the original Suspiria The story is so...

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