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Publisher's Summary

As the Spook's apprentice, Thomas Ward's first duty is to protect the County from ghosts, boggarts, and other dangerous creatures. But now his mother has come back from her homeland to seek his help. One of the most dangerous of the old witches, Ordeen, is about to return to earth, bringing with her suffering and devastation. Tom's mother has mustered a powerful army - including Tom's friend Alice, the Pendle witches, and the assassin Grimalkin - to confront Ordeen. If Tom joins them, the Spook will refuse to take Tom back as his apprentice. What sacrifices will be made in the battle against the dark?
©2009 Joseph Delaney (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Carl on 10-11-09

Wish Adult Fantasies were this good

Fun and exciting "young adult" fantasy fiction which is fun, well written, imaginative, exciting, and characters you care about. Nice addition to the series. Reader is also the best. My only recommendation is that you start at the beginning of the series. I am 54 yet I find many of the young adult writers are more imaginative and original than the adult ones who just write Hobbit ripoffs.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Todd A. Hamblin on 04-08-11

Great Book - Crappy Audio

I have been listening to Joseph Delaney's books on my MP3 device. The problem is that this author stopped using Audible Kids to make his recordings. His new audio book studio is not even half the quality of Audible Kids.

The quality is so poor I'm almost of a mind to stop buying the audio books. I'm not sure how to get that information to him. Hopefully he will find out from this post.

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