Spook’s: Slither’s Tale 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
The Spook’s Sacrifice Book #6
The Spook’s Nightmare Book #7
The Spook’s Destiny Book #8
Spooks: I Am Grimalkin Book #9
The Spook’s Blood Book #10

Synopsis: Far from the Wardstone, a new darkness is rising…
Slither is a haizda mage who preys upon humans, drinking their blood to feed his dark urges. So when a local farmer dies, it’s only natural that Slither should want to feast on his lovely daughters.
But then the farmer offers him a deal, and extracts from Slither a promise that will take him on a journey to the City of the Petrified Tree, to a fallen star-stone that holds great power, and straight into the path of Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin.

200words (or less) review: By the halfway point of Slither’s Tale I did think about stopping because I kept asking myself “Why are you reading this?” This book has next to no impact on the Wardstone Chronicles up until this point and I can’t see it being vital for the last two books in the series either. It is a filler book.

A good filler book but a filler book nonetheless and that’s why it’s so frustrating. Grimalkin makes an appearance at the end and there is a small reference to the mission but still Slither’s Tale really doesn’t have a lot to do with what I’ve been reading up to now.

The thing is that if I’d picked this up as another book by the same author I probably would have enjoyed it so much more. I liked the story, Slither is interesting and the dual narration was a good change but I read this book as part of Wardstone Chronicles, which it isn’t.

Recommend it?

Not sure

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