About the book
'He's the seventh son of a seventh son. His name is Thomas J. Ward and he's my gift tothe County. When he's old enough we'll send you word. Train him well. He'll be the bestapprentice you've ever had and he'll also be your last.'These were the words of Tom's Mam to the county Spook some years ago. As Tom, theSpook and their allies prepare to battle with the Fiend on a huge scale, to finally enacttheir revenge, it now remains to be seen whether Mam's declaration will come true.
About the author
Joseph Delaney lives in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggartcalled 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 theinspiration behind the stories often comes from local ghost stories and legends.