The Spook's Destiny: Book 8

The Spook's Destiny: Book 8

Paperback The Wardstone Chronicles

By (author) Joseph Delaney

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  • Publisher: RED FOX
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 25mm | 284g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1782952535
  • ISBN 13: 9781782952534
  • Sales rank: 19,370

Product description

The Spook's Destiny is the eighth book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide! 'You belong to the blade now. You'll belong to it until the day you die ...' Tom, the Spook's Apprentice, has travelled to Ireland, where he must tackle a group of evil mages. His dangerous mission leads him to the Destiny Blade - a sword with a dark side, and a thirst for blood...Could this new weapon give him a fighting chance against the Fiend? And dare he accept the help of Grimalkin, the terrifying witch assassin? This title comes from the series that inspired the forthcoming movie Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore.

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Author information

Joseph Delaney is a retired English teacher. He has three children and nine grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events. His home is in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church. Most of the places in the Spook's books are based on real places in Lancashire. And the inspiration behind the stories often comes from local ghost stories and legends.

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"Delaney's mastery of suspense will grip even reluctant readers with his dramatic, beautifully paced prose... Unlike the vampires and so forth, both these novels carry a genuine graveyard chill. Huge fun, and deliciously shivery." The Times "... ideal for the reader who has outgrown Harry Potter. Be warned, these books are seriously scary ... Beautifully produced and consistently surprising the weird and wonderful Wardstone Chronicles are an annual treat." -- Amanda Craig The Times "Christmas traditions have long included the telling of grisly tales and THE SPOOK'S BESTIARY by Joseph Delaney fits the bill. Adding value and context to the popular series, the illustrations and design of this book are stunning. It is a brooding and eerie collection of stories for reading in one sitting or dipping into." -- Jake Hope Bookseller 2010 Booksellers' Choice "Wonderfully dark" The Bookseller "Another breathless thriller from the genius of magic and mayhem!" -- Pam Norfolk Lancashire Evening Post