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Awesome fourth installment
on 29 August 2011
In this, the fourth book in the Wardstone chronicles, Tom find himself heading to Pendle with the Spook to deal with the witch clans that are coming together in order to wake the most feared creature that ever lived, The Fiend who they plan to release so they can control the land and bring dark across the county and beyond. Alice has got herself captured by one of the witch clans and Tom is desperate to rescue her. But something else happens in Tom's life that he never foresaw his family has been kidnapped, his brother Jack and wife Ellie along with their young daughter have been taken and the farm burned down, Tom's Mam has returned to Greece and Dad has died. So with more than one agenda Tom and the Spook must reach Pendle and face the seemingly impossible task of thwarting the witch clans' plans and save Alice and Tom's family before its too late.
Delaney once again delivers an astoundingly well written book, much longer than the previous three and even more exciting, the action increases as do the scares and the introduction of the assasin Grimalkin makes for interesting reading and many engaging sub plots. There are even more dangerous creatures in the form of Tibb an evil seer and the Fiend who's only goal is to kill Tom and then wreak chaos. The writing is fast, slick and vastly entertaining and Delaney makes our imaginators buzz with the situations and creatures he describes.
The characters are developing even more and we learn shocking secrets about Tom's mam and her past, because of this the series gets even more addictive and involving and Delaney makes it physically impossible for these books to be put down.
Overall a perfect fourth installment.