With her parents' bodies still warm in the ground, Alice Deane is whisked away by her aunt to be taught how to be a witch. Alice isn't happy about this - and who would be, with her aunt's brain guzzling familiar, Spig, out to get her? It soon becomes clear that one of them will have to go, and so Spig and Alice's bitter rivalry plays itself out to a gruesome end . . .
Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in Spooks: Witches.
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 . . .