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?
From the series that inspired the forthcoming movie Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore.
"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"
"An absorbing tale with scary scenarios and a great central relationship between Thomas and his master"
"Wicked and fast-paced, the second instalment in this series is gripping for adults and children alike . . . Beautifully written"
"Readers seeking lots of up-close encounters with the unquiet dead and other creepy entities need look no further"
"This thrilling and terrifying book should not be read after dark!"
Read an extract from the prologue of Joseph Delaney's chilling third instalment in the new Spook's legend - Dark Assassin.
Time is running out for Thomas Ward. His final battle against the Fiend is drawing near, and the Spook's apprentice has never felt more alone in his task. Tom must risk his life to prevent the evil beast from entering this world, even as he learns that the final destruction of the Fiend may involve a sacrifice more terrible than he can imagine . . .