Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Spook's Destiny

'Waiting On' Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
The Spook's Destiny by Joseph Delaney

Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books (Random House Imprint)
Release Date: 2nd June 2011

Summary (Waterstones):

The Spook, Tom and Alice travel to Ireland, fleeing from the war in the County. The only thing protecting Tom and Alice is the fragile and precious bloodjar. They must remain together and the jar intact - otherwise they are both at the mercy of the Fiend himself. Meanwhile Tom is recruited to tackle the evil mage alliance, on a mission which ultimately leads him to the possession of the Spook's Blade. A sword with a dark side and a thirst of its own for blood...It's the only weapon that has a fighting chance against the Fiend in combat. But first Tom needs training, and the only person who can help him is Grimalkin, the witch assassin. Will she come? And if she does, whose side will this creature of the dark be on?
This series is addictive. It's aimed at the 9-12 range, but I think it's a bit too dark for that age. I started reading these in my first year of uni on the long train journeys and devoured them. Now I have the next one pre-ordered as soon as every year. The film rights have been bought, so I hope the film goes ahead.

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