Warning: Not to Be Read After Dark.
"It's going to be a long, hard, cruel winter, son," Mam said, "... and there couldn't be a worse place to spend it than up on Anglezarke. Your dad was worried about you, son, and I am too. So I won't mince my words. The dark's growing in power and there's a particularly baleful influence up on that moor... So stay close to your master. He's the only real friend you've got. You must help one another."
As the weather gets colder, the spook announces that it's time to move to his winter house on Anglezarke - a bleak, forbidding place, close to the dark with a deep cellar full of bound witches and boggarts.
Once there, Tom finds himself discovering more and more about his master's past and the identity of a mysterious visitor who, it seems, is the Spook's sworn enemy. Is the Spook's past catching up with him? And how much danger will Tom be in if his master's secrets are revealed?
The Wardstone Chronicles part 3