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2.0 out of 5 stars Spook's Slither's tale by Joseph Delaney: I felt misled, 14 July 2013
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This review is from: Spook's: Slither's Tale: Book 11 (The Wardstone Chronicles) (Hardcover)
I was expecting a continuation of the saga leading to the ultimate destruction of the Fiend.
I believe Delaney misled the reader into buying a supplementary book under false pretenses, by keeping the word 'spook's' on the front cover. Delaney should have made it clearer that this was a book that had no connection with the thread of the other 10. I do not consider the presence of Grimalkin a sufficient connection to maintain relevance to the Spook's apprentice's adventures and Fiend's destruction plots.

I also resented the attempt to make me identify from the start with a very dark character who needs animal or human blood to survive, a parasite in other words. ( the book is written in the first person from the perspective of Slither)

With Grimalkin and Alice, there is a very clear moral code, a struggle with their dark nature, an attempt to redeem their darker side by destroying the fiend. neither of them drinks blood as a rule, and Grimalkin only removes thumb bones once she has killed her opponent, one is led to believe, reading between the lines.

I only read the first couple of chapters as I did not want to be drawn so deeply into the inner world of a truly dark creature from the inside. I felt polluted by it, and wanted to throw it away/ hide it, unlike the others in the series, where I could keep a safe boundary between the dark and the light. I did not want to sympathise with such a dark creature in such an intimate/ personal way.
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Initial post: 30 Sep 2013 22:38:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Sep 2013 22:41:02 BDT
J. Price says:
The character Grimalkin does drink blood. Didn't you read the previous book where she takes revenge on the witches who killed Thorne? "I drain her blood; I take her bones". There is most certainly no struggle or search for redemption going on where Grimalkin is concerned: she clearly revels in her powers as a malevolent witch.
If you are unable to separate truth from fiction to the degree that you are afraid a children's book will so profoundly affect you, perhaps you are not ready to read this series?
That Slither has managed to scare you so badly is surely a tribute to the author's skill.
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