For years the local Spook kept the county safe from evil. But now his time has ended, and there is only one boy who can take over - Thomas Ward. Now he too must take on an apprentice, a girl called Jenny who is untested but willing to be trained in the dangerous life of a Spook. From the bestselling author of THE SPOOK'S APPRENTICE comes the first terrifying tale in the Starblade Chronicles.
Joseph Delaney is a retired English teacher. He has three children and nine grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events. His home is in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church. Most of the places in the Spook's books are based on real places in Lancashire. And the inspiration behind the stories often comes from local ghost stories and legends.