Apr 5, 2014

The Spook's Nightmare by Joseph Delaney

The Spook's NightmareThe Spook's Nightmare
The Spook, Tom and Alice return from Greece to find the County under siege – and the Spook’s home burnt to the ground. With his precious library of knowledge destroyed, they seek refuge on the nearby island of Mona. But with Mona in the thrall of a twisted Shaman there is little respite from hostility or denizens of the dark. And as Alice dodges the ever-tightening net of the island’s witch hunters, a more deadly enemy emerges...

Bony Lizzie, freshly-escaped from the Spook’s bonds, has grand ambitions: to take for herself the throne of isle. She has harnessed the services of a tunnel-dwelling buggane, an evil creature which thrives on stealing the animas, or life force, from its unsuspecting victims. With the buggane as her secret weapon can she become an all-powerful Witch Queen?

I borrowed the summary from Joseph Delaney's website. When there's no house in Chipenden to stay in anymore the Spook, Tom and Alice have to flee and they go to the island Mona. They aren't welcome there, most of the people they meet want to get rid of them. The island has some dark secrets they need to unravel and there's Bony Lizzy, who has escaped from the Spook's home, to deal with, so they can't go anywhere for a while.
Tom is captured over and over again, will someone come to his rescue or does he need to rescue himself? It isn't easy for him to stay out of the hands of the enemy. Tom has to fight some cruel creatures and he almost doesn't make it. There are few allies, but he and the Spook need the ones they do have very much to fight all evil that has been housing on the island. This book is more cruel and harsh than the previous books in the series and the creatures of the dark are really gross. Just the way I like it, another great Spook's book.

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