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Publisher's Summary

Things can never be the same again.

The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, have returned to the county after a long journey and a hard battle. But their troubles are far from over. Their home has been over-run by enemy soldiers. The Spook's house is in ruins, the boggart protecting it has fled, and the malicious witches imprisoned in the gardens have escaped.

Tom, Alice, and the Spook must flee, too, across the ocean to the island of Mona. And it's on Mona that this small band fighting against the dark will face an old enemy grown terrifyingly powerful. Will they be able to vanquish an evil that crawls beneath the ground itself? At what cost?

Will Tom and the Spook ever be able to return home?

©2010 Joseph Delaney (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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super great book

the story just keeps getting better and better. loved the narrative of the story .

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Love the story but Tom is too week in this book.

Waiting for Tom to kick more butt. So fustrating Alice is so much more powerfull. Oh well on to the next one.

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Amazing...just Amazing...

I liked the way the displayed the emotion in each character. The book also had an excellent prequel and sequel. The book was just Amazing.

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Fantastic Book and Series

This book along with the entire series is fantastic. The narrator is the best. Mr Delaney is a superb writer. The details and descriptions of the stories ate so engaging. thank you.

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Epic Journey of Wardstone

Loved it!
I love these books!
I am truly so glad that there are so many books in this series! I love the narrator.

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Fricken awesome book series

Awesome! The story was great, the reading was nice and steady overall a really good fantasy book

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  • MaarQe
  • Toronto, ON CA
  • 08-22-15

WoW They Just Keep Getting Better

The flow from one book to the next is simply amazing!!! The narrator as always was brilliant!!! Cannot wait for what comes next

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Highly Addicitve and Entertaining Series

I listened to book #1 at Halloween and what a treat it was! I have been listening to the series ever since - when my library ran out of audio books in this series, I joined Audible to continue the pleasure of listening to such a great story told by Welch. The stories never fail to amaze me with the descriptions of creatures of the dark. I find myself laughing at some extra grizzly details because they are just so bad. I had just grown to love all the characters when audible switched narrators. Unfortunately the last few books are told in unfamiliar voices. This REALLY impacts the experience, but at that point in the series, it would be hard to stop. I am thinking of listening to the series again.

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Excellent Book

love the way the story was narrated! i got so hook that i hear it all in one day!

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Catches your attention

The performance is good as ever and you can find yourself easily drawn in to the book. It is an easy read because you simply will not wish to put it down, or stop listening. The development is clear and leaves you longing to know more,and the end of the book is a perfect step into the next. You know one part is over but something is coming, you do not know what but cannot resist finding out.