Synopsis: ‘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?
200words (or less) review: The first book in Wardstone Chronicles has me convinced!
Random House kindly offered me the series to review and after hours of research and mulling it over I decided to try. I’m not a huge fantasy reader so I was a little nervous but the comments I’d seen on for this book were good enough to convince me.
I am so glad I did. The Spooks Apprentice was so much better than I anticipated. It’s what you want the first book in a series to be, a story to real you in, with little hints of what’s to come but something that can be a standalone in its own right.
Tom is a really good narrator but it’s Alice who has me all intrigued. I’m really looking forward seeing how their story changes.
The Spools Apprentice is packed full with great story telling, not to mention the amazing world Joseph Delaney has created. It only took one chapter to make me a fan – can’t wait to see how book 2 turns out.