Friday, 23 September 2011

10+: Wardstone Chronicles 8: Spooks Destiny - Joseph Delaney

Release Date: 26/06/11



'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 . . .


I’ve been a huge fan of Joseph’s series for quite some time now and it’s been a long wait in-between titles (or at least it’s felt like it.) So what has Ireland had in store for our daring trio who escaped the war in the County? Well in short, more danger, ancient heroes and of course deities set on revenge commandeered by those with associations with the Dark. As usual it’s gripping, the characters fun to be around and when you add a wonderful sense of dread that burns its way into your imagination (in much the way that the Fiend burns hoof prints into wood floors) it’s a title that will stay with you for quite some time.

All in this is a cracking series and for anyone from the “County” (Lancashire) then it’s definitely a series that will have repercussions long after the final page, after all is that knocking you’re hearing the water pipes or is it a boggart. Great stuff.

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