This is a wonderful book I fell in love with it from the start, the story is set in lanchashire england not ireland they don't actually say it in the book but clues like I am going east to pendle an dthat they could she the ocean almost let you pinpoint the location on a map, the story follows the adventure of thomas j. ward a farmers lad who is the seventh son of a seventh son, his mother is a demetic lamia witch although it doesn't tell you that in this book, thomas gets apprenticed to a spook, which is like a a person who deals wih the dark and makes everyday life in the county possible, without him dark would rule witches, ghost and ghasts, and all sorts of boggarts would terrorize the people. thomas mets a young witch named alice who wears pointy shoes she is the great great neice of the most powerful witch in the county...mother malkin ( I thought this was intresting because there is a malkin tower in pendle)well alice tricks but her aunt bony lizze made her into realsing mother malkin from a pit were the sppok keeps her, this is the geat problem in the story and I don't want to ruin the ending. joesph delaney is a fantastic writer who can weave a world of it's own within the pages of a book.
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