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    The Spook’s Curse – Joseph Delaney

    “When I heard the first scream, I turned away and covered my ears with my hands, pressing hard until my head hurt. At that moment I could do nothing to help. But I could still hear it, the sound of a priest in torment, and it went on for a long time before finally fading away. So I shivered in the dark barn, listening to the rain drumming on the roof, trying to gather my courage. It was a bad night and it was about to get worse.  Tom Ward has been the Spook’s apprentice for just over six months now. He has learnt a lot at the hands of…

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    The Spook’s Apprentice (The Wardstone Chronicles #1) – Joseph Delaney

    “When the Spook arrived, the light was already beginning to fail. It had been a long, hard day and I was ready for my supper.  ‘You’re sure he’s a seventh son?’ He asked. He was looking down at me and shaking his head doubtfully.  Dad nodded.  ‘And you were a seventh son too?’  Dad nodded again” Tom is the seventh son of a seventh soon and this makes him perfect as a Spook’s Apprentice. But how does he know that this is really for him, how can he scare off the things that go bump in the night when they scare him just as much as everyone else? For years…