First edition, first print hardback of THE SPOOK'S SECRET (American title: The Last Apprentice: Night of the Soul Stealer), by Joseph Delaney and published by The Bodley Head, London, in 2006. Signed and inscribed (To Dan Best Wishes) by Delaney on the title page. Illustrated by David Wyatt. The third book in The Wardstone Chronicles. With full numberline 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2 on the copyright page.
The book is in very good condition (Clean dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine) with only minor shelf wear to the illustrated embossed dust jacket, which is not price clipped. Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions.
Joseph Delaney used to be an English teacher, before becoming the best-selling author of the Spook's series, which has been published in 24 countries. The first book, The Spook's Apprentice, was turned into a major motion picture in 2015 titled Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore and released in 3-D and IMAX 3D.
The Wardstone Chronicles (published as The Last Apprentice series in the USA) a dark fantasy series of books - follow Thomas "Tom" Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son who is apprenticed to John Gregory to become a Spook - a master fighter of supernatural evil. The Wardstone Chronicles consists of 13 titles that mix fantasy, supernatural, folklore and mythology to produce a series of exceptional scope and imagination.
The following series, The Starblade Chronicles is a planned trilogy following the continued adventures of Tom Ward, who has finished his apprenticeship. The Wardstone Chronicles and The Starblade Chronicles are jointly referred to as The Spook's Series. Joseph Delaney has also written four spin-off novels set in the world of The Wardstone Chronicles.
"The Spook's Secret is the third book in The Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide.
'It's going to be a long, hard, cruel winter and there couldn't be a worse place to spend it.'
As the nights draw in the Spook decides to travel to his winter house. His apprentice, Tom, hates the desolate place. There are feral witches in the cellar, menacing creatures stirring on the nearby moors and a sinister stranger threatening Tom's master. Is the Spook's past catching up with him? And what dangers will Tom face if his master's secrets are revealed?"
'Ideal for the reader who has outgrown Harry Potter. Be warned, these books are seriously scary . . . Beautifully produced and consistently surprising, the weird and wonderful Wardstone Chronicles are an annual treat' — The Times
'The spine-chilling escapades of the Spook and his apprentice continue apace' — Waterstone's Books Quarterly
'This is terrific writing coupled with such an exciting and frightening storyline of good versus evil that you really will be hanging on to the bedcovers while reading it'— My Child
ISBN: 978 0 370 32828 7
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Joseph Delaney THE SPOOK'S SECRET First Edition Signed
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First edition, first print hardback published by The Bodley Head in 2006. Signed and inscribed (To Dan Best Wishes) by Delaney on the title page. Full numberline 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2