Synopses & Reviews
It's going to be a long, hard, cruel winter. And there couldn't be a worse place to spend it than up on Anglezarke.
Thomas Ward is the apprentice for the local Spook, who captures witches and drives away ghosts. As the weather gets colder and the nights draw in, the Spook receives an unexpected visitor. Tom doesn't know who the stranger is or what he wants, but the Spook suddenly decides it's time to travel to his winter house, Anglezarke. Tom has heard it will be a bleak, forbidding place, and that menacing creatures are starting to stir somewhere on the moors nearby.
Can anything prepare Tom for what he finds there? What if the rumors about the evil beast called the Golgoth are true? And how much danger will Tom be in if the secrets the Spook has been trying to hide from the world are revealed?
"Delaney succeeds in creating nail-biting suspense, as Tom tries to figure out who to trust and where his loyalties belong. Fans of this series will not want to miss this latest adventure." Children's Literature
"[H]ead and shoulders above formulaic horror series." School Library Journal
Tom Ward and Mr. Gregory (the Spook) are off to the Spooks winter house on the bleak moor of Anglezarke. Tom has always known the Spook has secrets, but up on the moors he begins to discover just how terrifying those secrets are, in this third installment of Delaneys series. Illustrations.
About the Author
Joseph Delaney lives in Lancashire, England, right in the middle of boggart territory. His village has a boggart, called a hall knocker, which was laid to rest under the steps of a house near the church. Most of the places in The Last Apprentice series are based on real locations in Lancashire, and the inspiration behind the stories often comes from local ghost stories and legends.