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Spook's: Slither's Tale: Book 11 (Wardstone Chronicles 11)

Spook's: Slither's Tale: Book 11 (Wardstone Chronicles 11) [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Delaney
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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"Be warned, these books are seriously scary" (The Times)

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Warning: Not to be read after dark! The eleventh chilling installment of The Wardstone Chronicles

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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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting. 29 Sep 2012
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When I opened the Amazon packaging I thought that I had purchased the wrong book as there was no mention of the Spook on the front cover. Turns out, I was wrong although this book isn't about the Spook, Tom or Alice and the County. Instead, it is about a blood eating creature called Slither who comes from a land faraway (I think possibly somewhere near the Arctic Circle). He is a Kobalos Mage whose people come from a place called Valkarky.

He has chosen to live alone and although he uses the local humans as food, he has made a bargain with a local farmer that he will not touch the farmer's daughters in return for the farmer letting him have a cup of bullock blood whenever he wants it. The farmer has also made another trade with Slither and that is that when he dies, Slither can have his eldest daughter Nessa but take the other sisters to their Uncle and Aunt. The farmer is gored to death by his bull and then begins the strange story of Slither, Nessa and her two sisters, Bryony and Susan.

This is more of a stand alone book but I have a feeling that we will be hearing more about Slither in further books. I was pleased that Grimalkin the Witch Assassin put in an appearance and what's more, she helps Slither out of a potentially deadly situation.

As per usual with Joseph Delaney's books there is a fair amount of blood and gore and strange creatures but somehow I couldn't get to like this book as much as I do the stories of the Spook et al.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
A whole new tale in the world of the Spooks and one that was not only refreshing but one that I had a lot of fun with. Whilst our usual heroes didn't raise their heads in this title, an old friend does and through her we get to see a world far to the north of the County in a new light as things that go bump and how they're handled differs.

It's a very cunning tale, wonderfully written with a whole rich new myth set for the author to play with. Add to this a lead antihero character that seeks to do right by a bargain as well as maintaining his own standard of honour and it's a tale that really does keep you glued from start to finish. Add to the mix cracking prose, a great understanding of pace and of course enough action to keep you more than happy. Great stuff all in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 3 Jun 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. It had loads of suspense and action, it also had surprises and even a hint of romance. We meet lots of new characters here but we also see some old characters we have met before. It was really exciting and I loved it. Beautifully written and a great storyline. I recommend this book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Slightly Left of the Saga! 28 Aug 2014
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Slithers tale, this book took me a while to get into, to be honest I did flick through to see if Tom, Alice, The Spook or Grimalkin were mentioned. it takes quite a while but there are links to both the 'Dark' and Grimalkin, who is becoming my favourite character in this series.

Its well written, introducing a new land and characters who are as brutal in their values as you would expect. I do anticipate that we shall be back here in the future as this saga continues? I am not quite sure what this book adds but its a good story demonstrating the authors wide imagination.
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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 Five Stars 9 July 2014
By jofri
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Good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5* spooks 22 Jun 2014
By beth
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there are to be 13 books in the series of this book. an i have all of them. im adult an would recommend to any age any sex girls an boys alike. it would get any boy intrested in reading without a doubt. this is definatly better than potter. an theres a sniff of a movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read 16 Jun 2014
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It was a brilliant read but was a little predictable in some places however I would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in this sort of story series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spook's Slither's Tale
Brilliant book. Great read.
Published 21 days ago by JAK
5.0 out of 5 stars great
As expected, another great book by Joseph Delaney.
Published 1 month ago by mum in a hurry
5.0 out of 5 stars My kind of book
This an ease read and I enjoyed it, its get the free sample to check if its for you first.
Published 3 months ago by Jennie
5.0 out of 5 stars As Normal, Brilliant!
This book was great and it really shows what a great author Joseph Delaney really is and someone who is not scared to try new things, this book was Beautifully written and a real... Read more
Published 4 months ago by T. Halfhide-Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Series
I chose this rating as I have really enjoyed all of the Spooks series so far, and honestly cannot wait to read the next book! I would recommend this book to young and old alike. Read more
Published 4 months ago by chloe alibrahim
4.0 out of 5 stars Spooks slither's tale
As per the other books a good read loads of tension right to the end author got the storyline right.
Published 4 months ago by MJLJ Hutchinson
4.0 out of 5 stars I really liked it,
I really liked that it kept me passing the pages, I was a bit upset at the beginning as the plot had nothing to do with what I had been following in previous books but as the story... Read more
Published 4 months ago by cgc
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!
Wow! Another twist to the tale! Now we have yet another series on the way - can't wait! A very prolific author.
Published 5 months ago by Diamond Moon
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