The Spook’s Sacrifice by Joseph Delaney

How did I get the book? Received from the publisher, in an exchange for an honest review.

Genre: Fantasy

Previously reviewed:
The Spook’s Apprentice Book #1
The Spook’s Curse Book #2
The Spook’s Secret Book #3
The Spook’s Battle Book #4
The Spook’s Mistake Book #5

Synopsis: As the Spook’s apprentice Tom’s first duty is to protect the County from the dark. But now Mam needs his help in her homeland of Greece. One of the most dangerous of the old gods, the Ordeen, is about to return there, bringing slaughter and devastation. Meanwhile, the Devil himself is still loose and if he and the Ordeen join forces, a new age of darkness will descend.
Mam has summoned a powerful group to her side but among them are Tom’s old enemy, the Pendle witches, including the assassin Grimalkin, and the cunning clan leader Mab Moldheel. Can Tom go against all the Spook has taught him and ally himself to the witches? What is the secret that Mam is keeping from him? And what sacrifices must be made in the battle against the dark

200words (or less) review: It had to happen I guess, The Spook’s Sacrifice didn’t work for me. There are important elements in this story, things that I am sure will play big parts in future books but I didn’t actually care that much.

Tom’s Mam recruits him, The Spook, Arkwright, various witches (which the Spook isn’t happy about) to travel to her homeland and stop Ordeen from rising. Ordeen is an old goddess who would be a huge support to Old Nick, hence the reason she has to be stopped at all costs.

My problem with this book is that I felt like I was reading a filler, the important parts for the series are towards the end of the book but the Ordeen story just felt out of place for me. The other thing that is beginning to concern me is that Tom comes across as exactly the same. He’s older and has lived through horrors yet I’m struggling to find any character changes from the first book.

The Wardstone Chronicles are well written and I know I will finish this series but this is the first book I didn’t enjoy all the way through.

Recommend it?

Not sure, you do need to read it for the series.*

*2.5 Stars

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