The wardstone chronicles: The spook's nightmare. -
05-29-2010, 07:09 PM
The wardstone chronicles is a series concerning the training of Tom Ward, as a spook (Demon hunter, slayer, etc) the job includes various perks, such as learning to throw a silver chain over a witch before she rips you limb from limb, and trapping boggarts before they drain your blood and leave you to die. Sounds peachy, doesn't it? Well, it gets loads more fun when he falls in love with a witch, and gets the devil itself on his tail. XD
The newest book in the series is The spook's nightmare; set after the last book, which was supposedly the finale. In the last book, all hell breaks loose (rather literally) and the cliffhanger at the end is very end-of-the line-ish.
Here's the summary for the book.
The Spook, Tom and Alice return from Greece to find the County under siege – and the Spook’s home burnt to the ground. With his precious library of knowledge destroyed, they seek refuge on the nearby island of Mona. But with Mona in the thrall of a twisted Shaman there is little respite from hostility or denizens of the dark. And as Alice dodges the ever-tightening net of the island’s witch hunters, a more deadly enemy emerges...
Bony Lizzie, freshly-escaped from the Spook’s bonds, has grand ambitions: to take for herself the throne of isle. She has harnessed the services of a tunnel-dwelling buggane, an evil creature which thrives on stealing the animas, or life force, from its unsuspecting victims. With the buggane as her secret weapon can she become an all-powerful Witch Queen?
^Thought this particular b*tch was dealt with good and proper ages ago >>
So, has anyone else read these books?
“I mean a weapon you hold. You have a gun, Tanith has a sword... I want a stick.” ~ Valkyrie Cain
“I’ll buy you a stick for Christmas.” - Skulduggery Pleasant