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The Spook's Nightmare

Författare: Joseph Delaney
Genre: Fantasy
Ämnesord: mord, spänning, ungdom, äventyr
Utgivningsår: 2010
ISBN: 9780370329819

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"I stood there, terrified. My master was about to die."

The Spook has always been a tower of strength, fighting the dark to protect the County - and beyond. But things are changing. His precious library of books has burned to ashes. Arch rival Bony Lizzie has escaped her bonds. And for the first time, Tom sees his master fail not once - but twice.

These are dark days, but the nights are darker. Haunted in his dreams, the Spook has a premonition of Lizzie becoming all-powerful - and now his fears seem to be coming true.

Meanwhile, Tom and Alice are held hostage to a blood jar - the result of a dark magic pact with the Fiend...

This is the stuff of nightmares. Will the Spook live to see the morning? Is his apprentice ready to face the dark alone?

The seventh chilling tale in the Wardstone Chronicles

WARNING: Not to be read after dark

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All at once something burst through the reeds directly ahead of me and lunged for my head. I threw myself sideways, catching a glimpse of simething above me before it withdrew back into the reeds: a long sinuous body like a fat snake, small fierce eyes and a mouthful of fanged teeth.

In blind panic, I struggled to my knees. I was only just in time. It attacked, and this time I jabbed at the creature with my staff. It hissed and retreated again. I came cautiously to my feet and heard a scuffle to my right. Then the Spook shouted something - I didn't catch it the first time, but when he repeated it, I realized it was a cry of warning. "Hydra!"

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2010-07-30 01:26
Jag är positivt överraskad... Jag trodde att författaren tappat greppet då sjätte boken var så dålig, men denna var lika bra som de tidigare böckerna. Dock fortfarande mest en upprepning av vad som funnits med tidigare, ingen riktig utveckling hos karaktärerna, monster som återkommer i ny skepnad. Upprepningar både i handling och text/ordval. Jag gillar dock de något magvändande beskrivningarna.
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