Spooks A New Darkness (Starblade Chronicles)

Author(s): Joseph Delaney

Middle Fiction (Reading Age 10-13 years)

'It's a dangerous job, but someone has to do it.' 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, barely more than a child himself. 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. When girls start dying in mysterious circumstances, they soon find themselves on the path of a terrifying and deadly beast. Monstrous assassins are loose in the County, and far to the north, a new darkness is rising that threatens to engulf the whole world. Do Tom and Jenny stand a chance against the might of the Kobalos? This is the first terrifying tale in the Starblade Chronicles, from the bestselling author of The Spook's Apprentice.


Product Information

A brand-new arc in the Spook's stories from bestselling author Joseph Delaney

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781849416382
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : Red Fox
  • : February 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.92
  • : 320
  • : Joseph Delaney
  • : Paperback
  • : 415