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Spook's: I Am Grimalkin: Book 9 (The Wardstone Chronicles)

Spook's: I Am Grimalkin: Book 9 (The Wardstone Chronicles) [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Delaney
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Warning: Not to be Read After Dark . . .

The ninth chilling tale in the Wardstone Chronicles series. This story follows Grimalkin, the terrifying witch assassin. She is out for revenge, do not stand in her way . . .

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I Am Grimalkin is the ninth book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide!

'I am Grimalkin, and I have already chosen those I will kill . . .'

Grimalkin has made it her lifetime ambition to destroy the Fiend. Having assisted the Spook and his apprentice in the binding of the Fiend, she is now on the run. And her mission is deadly. She has to keep the Fiend's severed head in her possession no matter who - or what - comes after it . . .

From the series that inspired the forthcoming movie Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2597 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (6 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,433 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Joseph Delaney is a retired English teacher living in Lancashire. He has three children and seven 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. The Spook's Apprentice, The Spook's Curse and The Spook's Secret have all been shortlisted for the Lancashire children's Book for the Year Award. The Spook's Apprentice is the winner of both the Sefton Book Award and the Hampshire Book Award.

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4.9 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great for kids and adults alike... 29 Dec. 2011
This 9th book in the series is a great read,despite being a witch assassin, i was drawn to Grimalkin when she was introduced in one of the earlier spooks series, so i was excited to get my hands on this book and get to understand her more. Joseph Delaney I salute you :)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I must admit, I had my doubts about this book, particularly in regards to whether Joseph Delaney could pull off a believable narration from Grimalkin. My God, has he pulled it off. The story begins where the last book (The Spook's Destiny) left off - The Fiend has been bound (albeit temporarily), and Grimalkin has been tasked with preventing the head of the Fiend from falling into the hands of her enemies, in order to buy Tom and the Spook time to find a way to permanently bind him. The book follows Grimalkin's journey, and along the way she encounters characters old and new, whilst still making the story feel believable, but also a full continuation to the whole storyline. I have loved the series, and I think that this book has the potential to be the best of the lot so far - it is full of shocks, action and plenty of the dark elements so common in the Wardstone Chronicles; however, Grimalkin's tale (one which I feel was well overdue) gives it the edge over the previous books, as her character has so much personal history and knowledge of the dark, something that Tom (the narrator in the previous stories) lacks. She provides for a unique narration, something which I am sure fans of the series will savour! For someone so ruthless and relentless, her narration provides much insight into why she became a Witch Assassin, why she despises the Fiend, but importantly, why she decides to aid Tom. You could end up empathising with her, though the extent to which you do could be surprising, considering that she is the deadly, renowned '...Grimalkin, the witch assassin of the Malkin clan'!

There are instances within this tale where an end to the chronicles as a whole are hinted at.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Grimalkin! 12 Oct. 2011
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Joseph Delaney has done an excellent job in managing to 'humanise' the Witch Assassin, Grimalkin. I don't think this book would have worked without this particular element.

Caution POSS SPOILER. For those who have read the last Wardstone Chronicle, you will know that the Fiend has been bound and his head cut off. It falls to Grimalkin to keep his head with her at all times until Tom (The Spooks Apprentice) can find a way to bring about his demise for good.

We also discover in this book that Grimalkin once had an Apprentice Assassin.............

Brilliant writing and thoroughly enjoyable reading. I shall be really sorry when the Wardstone Chronicles finally come to an end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best so far 27 Aug. 2014
When I started this book I was a little unsure, was it just a filler? This book takes us away from the main stream Spooks saga and we get to explore the life of Grimalkin. This character is getting more involved as we progress against our struggles with the 'Dark' and what a character she is. This is again well written, and there are areas that intertwine with the overall quest to destroy the fiend. Great stuff
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 July 2014
By Mrs C.
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added to my son's collection
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spook's: I Am Grimalkin(Spook Stories) 26 Jun. 2014
By Warby
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I have enjoyed all of Joseph Delaney's Books up to now. They are always exciting and very atmospheeric with an interesting storylineinteresting
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5.0 out of 5 stars She is Grimalkin 20 May 2014
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Really good book. This probably one of my favorite books in the series and it is truthfully the first in the series that I had read which made me read all of the other books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Story Continues... 1 April 2014
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...and I am hooked. Gruesome but gripping. This book is written from Grimalkin's perspective which provides an interesting perspective in this addictive series of books.
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