Friday, 28 January 2011

10+: Wardstone Chronicles 5: The Spooks Mistake - Joseph Delaney

Release Date: 04/06/09


As danger increases in the County, Tom is sent far north by his master to be trained by Bill Arkwright, another Spook. Arkwright lives in a haunted mill on the edge of a treacherous marsh and his training methods prove to be harsh and sometimes cruel. But he has toughened up many previous apprentices and now he must do the same for Tom and prepare him for the gravest dangers of his life. But when the Fiend sends his own daughter, the ancient powerful water witch Morwena, to destroy Tom, Arkwright makes an error of judgement and Tom finds himself facing his enemies alone. The Spook and Alice realising his danger, hasten to his aid but will even their combined strengths suffice in the face of such terrible dark power? And what is the Spook's mistake, the consequences of which might give final victory to the dark?


The fifth part in the spectacular Spook series and one that continues to build upon not only the success of the previous titles but one that maintains its pace as well as building the suspense. Each title has its own brand of magic which when backed with additional elements as well as fascinating characters the reader really has a special treat in store. Finally back that up with local knowledge, great prose and a magical dialogue all of its own and the reader really does have a treat in store.

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