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A brand-new arc in the Spook's stories from bestselling author Joseph Delaney

‘It’s a dangerous job, but someone has to do it.’

For years, the local Spook kept the county safe from evil. But now his time has ended, and there is only one boy who can take over – Thomas Ward, barely more than a child himself. Now he too must take on an apprentice, a girl called Jenny who is untested but willing to be trained in the dangerous life of a Spook.

When girls start dying in mysterious circumstances, they soon find themselves on the path of a terrifying and deadly beast. Monstrous assassins are loose in the County, and far to the north, a new darkness is rising that threatens to engulf the whole world. Do Tom and Jenny stand a chance against the might of the Kobalos?

The first terrifying tale in the Starblade Chronicles, from the bestselling author of The Spook’s Apprentice

Reviews

The ending will shock all Spook’s fans and leave them desperate for the next in this new series

Andrea Reece, lovereading4kids.co.uk

A solid, suspenseful, and spooky adventure with a fiendish cliffhanger

Publishers Weekly

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781849416382

    April 1, 2015

    Red Fox

    320 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • Paperback

    9781782954088

    June 2, 2014

    Red Fox

    320 pages

    RRP $17.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781448101450

    June 5, 2014

    RHCP Digital

    320 pages

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