Genre: YA, fantasy
Verdict: Story well-told.
J. Delaney did not disappoint. Absorbing world, this book is.
Plus this time, a bit of an adventure was added into the mix. It probably helped that England (Tom and Spook's country) is on the same continent as Greece (Mam's country). I like this new twist in the series. Adventure plus a deviation from Tom's usual Spook's apprentice thingie. Keeps the series from being monotonous. Will continue to look forward to reading more of the Spook's series.
Hey they made a new website for J. Delaney's Spook series books!!!
Plus a blog: http://www.spooksbooks.com/authorblog
Cherry's Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries.
Caption on the cover sleeve:
'Witches, Mam? We've made an alliance with witches?'
'I know you'll find it hard because of what your master's taught you,' Mam said, laying a hand on my shoulder, 'but we can't win without them. It's as simple as that. And we have to win, we really do.'
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.
Mam has summoned a powerful group to her side, but among them are Tom's old enemies, the Pendle witches. Can Tom go against all the Spook has taught him and ally himself with witches What is the secret that Mam is keeping from him? And what sacrifices must be made in the battle against the dark?
The sixth chilling tale in the Wardstone Chronicles.