The Spook's Destiny

The Spook's Destiny

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'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. Read on if you dare ...show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 161 x 240 x 24mm | 466g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Bodley Head Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chapter heads
  • 037033180X
  • 9780370331805
  • 54,412

Review quote

"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 Postshow more

About Joseph Delaney

Joseph Delaney used to be an English teacher, before becoming the best-selling author of the Spook's series, which has been published in 24 countries and has sold over a million copies. The first book, The Spook's Apprentice, is now a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.show more

Review Text

"Wonderfully dark"show more

Flap copy

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 . . .show more

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The Wardstone Chronicles Read more if you dare . . .show more

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9,418 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 47% (4,462)
4 34% (3,247)
3 15% (1,414)
2 2% (228)
1 1% (67)
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