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Warning: Not to be Read After Dark! The first book in the terrifying Wardstone Chronicles.

The Spook's Apprentice is the first book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles – over 3 million copies sold worldwide!
Someone has to stand against the dark. And you're the only one who can
For years, the local Spook has been keeping the County safe from evil. Now his time is coming to an end, but who will take over? Many apprentices have tried. Some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Just one boy is left. Thomas Ward. He is the last hope. But does he stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the County?

Reviews

Teenage readers looking instead for total fantasy should hasten to Joseph Delaney's The Spook's Apprentice . . . This terrific novel is as black as David Wyatt's ingenious ink drawings that head each chapter

Independent

An absorbing tale with scary scenarios and a great central relationship between Thomas and his master

The Sunday Times

Wicked and fast-paced, the second instalment in this series is gripping for adults and children alike . . . Beautifully written

The Good Book Guide

Readers seeking lots of up-close encounters with the unquiet dead and other creepy entities need look no further

Kirkus Reviews

This thrilling and terrifying book should not be read after dark!

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781782952459

    January 2, 2014

    Red Fox

    352 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook

    9781407044453

    May 1, 2010

    RHCP Digital

    352 pages

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