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WARNING: NOT TO BE READ AFTER DARK! The eighth chilling volume in the Wardstone Chronicles, featuring Tom Ward, the Spook's apprentice.

The Spook's Destiny is the eighth book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles – over 3 million copies sold worldwide!

'You belong to the blade now. You'll belong to it until the day you die . . .'

Tom, the Spook's Apprentice, has travelled to Ireland, where he must tackle a group of evil mages. His dangerous mission leads him to the Destiny Blade - a sword with a dark side, and a thirst for blood. Could this new weapon give him a fighting chance against the Fiend? And dare he accept the help of Grimalkin, the terrifying witch assassin?

Reviews

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 Post

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

Beautifully crafted, genuinely creepy and ludicrously enjoyable, it hooked me: I have since rushed through the entire series so far.

Time Out

It's a really enjoyable and exhilarating read...Five out of five stars.

Time Out

Seeped in legend and ghostly tales, the deliciously chilling Wardstone Chronicles reach thei eighth volume

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

Fabulously dark, this series is an annual summer treat for 10+.

Amanda Craig, The Times

Delaney's latest instalment takes us on a breakneck speed, suspense- packed adventure, introducing a motley collection of hair-raising new enemies and some fascinating interplay on the fight between good and evil. Ideal reading for the witching hours...

Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781782952534

    January 2, 2014

    Red Fox

    400 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • Hardback

    9780370331805

    July 1, 2011

    Bodley Head

    256 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • EBook

    9781409014782

    August 1, 2011

    RHCP Digital

    400 pages

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