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Publisher's Summary

The second terrifying tale in the Spook's spin-off series from best-selling author Joseph Delaney.

Thomas Ward was working as the new County Spook, fighting the Dark with his own apprentice. But a new enemy stirred in the north, and Tom's calling required him to leave his home and lead an uprising against a legion of beasts: creatures of the Dark intent on locking the whole Earth in a never-ending winter.

Then something went horribly wrong, and now Tom lies cold in a grave while those who remain are in despair.

Who can now take up the battle? And how much time remains before the Dark army brings the fight back to the county, and the world is changed for ever?

©2015 Joseph Delaney (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-22-17

Delaney great author

I love the Spooks series of books absolutely getting sucked in so can't wait to read or listen to the next. If u haven't read any of his books I'd recommend them to just about anyone.

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  • carole.13
  • 12-14-16

children's book

What would have made Spook's: The Dark Army better?

This should be advertised as a childs bookNot recommended for adults

What was most disappointing about Joseph Delaney’s story?

Not recommended for adults

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

Very childishEverything

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Spook's: The Dark Army?

Everything

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  • Christina
  • 05-03-16

I Love these books, so imaginative.

I was sceptical about the Tom ward books continuing but these books are really imaginative and well written. The narration is excellent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-18-16

A let down

Would you try another book written by Joseph Delaney or narrated by the narrators?

I really like this series in general, so I will definitely read the next one. I would also happily listen to another book read by Clare Corbett.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Good ending - looking forward to the next one.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of the narrators?

The female actors were excellent, but the male actor who read Tom Ward was dreadful. Absolutely dreadful. He made Tom sound like a simpleton and I think this narration actually stopped me enjoying the story. He genuinely sounded like Mr Bloom from CBeebies. I would therefore cast virtually anyone else as Tom, as long as he doesn't read like he's narrating to infants.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Overall, disappointed. As mentioned above, though, this is more due to the performance than the book. If the next one is narrated by the same cast, I'll just read it.

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  • Carole Meade
  • 03-30-16

Disappointed

I have enjoyed the Spooks series previously and the Character of Tom is in my opinion weakened in this book. I'm not sure whether it is the writing or the narrator but the image I had of both Tom and Alice were considerably different from the ones portrayed in this novel. I hoped it would improve, unfortunately it didn't, very disappointing

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  • Sue
  • 03-10-16

excellent!

another fantastic story from Joseph Delaney, full of the excitement that i have loved through the wardstone chronicles and now into the starblade chronicles,lookin foward to the next instalment.

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  • glyn
  • 01-07-16

brilliant

real good story I can't wait for the next book to come out it got alot of Acton and tension also it's action packed full of good moments and sad moments and done a great job on this book