The Spook's Apprentice (Wardstone Chronicles #1)

Author(s): Joseph Delaney

Children's & YA

'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? The first chilling tale in the Wardstone Chronicles, the series that inspired the forthcoming movie The Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore.


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Warning: Not to be Read After Dark! The first book in the terrifying Wardstone Chronicles.

Joseph Delaney is a retired English teacher living in Lancashire. He has three children and seven grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker. His home is in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church. Most of the places in the Spook's books are based on real places in Lancashire. And the inspiration behind the stories often comes from local ghost stories and legends.

General Fields

  • : 9781862308534
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : Red Fox
  • : February 2009
  • : 177 x 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joseph Delaney
  • : Paperback
  • : 9-May
  • : 823.92
  • : 352
  • : Fantasy & magical realism
  • : B/w chapter heads