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Spook's: Slither's Tale: Book 11

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By (author) Joseph Delaney

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  • Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 240mm x 26mm | 513g
  • Publication date: 27 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0370332172
  • ISBN 13: 9780370332178
  • Sales rank: 76,567

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My name is Slither, and before my tale is finished, you'll find out why...Slither is not human. Far from the Spook-protected County, he preys upon humans, sneaking into their homes to gorge upon their blood while they sleep. When a local farmer dies, it's only natural that Slither should want to feast on his lovely daughters. But the farmer has offered him a trade: in return for taking the younger girls to safety, Slither can have the eldest daughter, Nessa, to do with as he wishes...Slither's promise takes him and Nessa on a treacherous journey where enemies await at every turn. Enemies that include Grimalkin, the terrifying witch assassin, still searching for a way to destroy the Fiend for good. The latest instalment of 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.

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To Nessa I've promised the beast that he can have the farm and you. In return he's promised to deliver Bryony and Susan to your aunt and uncle. I've tried to be a good father, and, had it ever proved necessary, I would have sacrificed myself for you. Now you must sacrifice yourself for your younger sisters. Your loving father

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My name is Slither, and before my tale is finished, you'll find out why . . . Slither is not human. Far from the Spook-protected County, he preys upon humans, sneaking into their homes to gorge upon their blood while they sleep. When a local farmer dies, it's only natural that Slither should want to feast on his lovely daughters. But the farmer has offered him a trade: in return for taking the younger girls to safety, Slither can have the eldest daughter, Nessa, to do with as he wishes . . . Slither's promise takes him and Nessa on a treacherous journey where enemies await at every turn. Enemies that include Grimalkin, the terrifying witch assassin, still searching for a way to destroy the Fiend for good. The latest instalment of the Wardstone Chronicles introduces Slither, one of the most terrifying creatures Joseph Delaney has yet created.