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 | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 178mm x 28mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 26 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849411069
  • ISBN 13: 9781849411066
  • Sales rank: 35,001

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WARNING: NOT TO BE READ AFTER DARK 'You belong to the blade now. You'll belong to it until the day you die ...' The Spook, Tom and Alice travel to Ireland, fleeing from the war in the County. There, Tom must tackle a group of evil mages who are desperate to rid their land of the Spook and his apprentice, and to increase their own dark powers. His dangerous mission against the mages leads Tom to the Destiny Blade - a sword with a dark side, and a thirst for blood ...Will this new weapon give him a fighting chance against the Fiend? If he's to survive, he'll need training, and only one person can help - Grimalkin, the witch assassin. The dark against the dark ...The eighth volume in the terrifying Wardstone Chronicles, the series that inspired the forthcoming movie The Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore.

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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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"Seeped in legend and ghostly tales, the deliciously chilling Wardstone Chronicles reach their eighth volume" -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller "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 "Another breathless thriller from the genius of magic and mayhem!" -- Pam Norfolk Lancashire Evening Post "Beautifully crafted, genuinely creepy and ludicrously enjoyable, it hooked me: I have since rushed through the entire series so far" Time Out