- Publisher: RED FOX
- Format: Paperback | 384 pages
- Dimensions: 126mm x 178mm x 23mm | 240g
- Publication date: 27 May 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1862303525
- ISBN 13: 9781862303522
- Sales rank: 16,411
'Witches, Mam? We've made an alliance with witches?' As the Spook's apprentice, Tom's first duty is to protect the County from the dark. But now Mam needs his help in her homeland of Greece to rise up against one of the Old Gods, the Ordeen. Mam has summoned a powerful group to fight, but among them are the Pendle witches. Can Tom go against all the Spook has taught him and ally himself with the enemy? What is the secret that Mam is keeping from Tom? And what sacrifices must be made in the battle against the dark? The sixth chilling tale in the 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.
By Cherry 05 Aug 2010
J. Delaney did not disappoint. Absorbing world, this book is.
Plus this time, a bit of an adventure was added into the mix. It probably helped that England (Tom and Spook's country) is on the same continent as Greece (Mam's country). I like this new twist in the series. Adventure plus a deviation from Tom's usual Spook's apprentice thingie. Keeps the series from being monotonous. Will continue to look forward to reading more of the Spook's series.
Overall rating = 4 out of 5
Hey they made a new website for J. Delaney's Spook series books: http://spooksbooks.com
Plus a blog: http://www.spooksbooks.com/authorblog
My review online: http://www.cherrymischievous.com/2009/08/spooks-sacrifice.html
"Fans of Joseph Delaney's fantastic Wardstone Chronicles will need no urging to buy the latest instalment ... Gripping, moving and terrifying for anyone of 10+" -- Amanda Craig The Times "Another breathless thriller from the genius of magic and mayhem!" -- Pam Norfolk Lancashire Evening Post "Wonderfully dark" The Bookseller "Expect to be in for a big surprise! The series is left beautifully poised as the tale concludes and the seventh instalment will be as eagerly awaited as ever" Fantasy Book Review