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?
When one's past comes calling with a vengeance can the Spook and Tom survive.
This book is a continuation of the gripping Wardstone Chronicles. The Spook is visited from an ex apprentice who is bent of destroying him and raising an ancient god of winter.
Tom, however has to deal with betrayal, the death of his father and how all of it plays into this story. I do not want to give a lot away as I think this is turning into one of the better YA series I have read in awhile.
Here is some major plot points.
1. We get to meet Meg and her sister and find out why she is so important to the Spook.
2. We get to see Tom grow in his role as well as his relationship with Alice continue to blossom.
3. We get to see a Mage and the art of necromancy in vivid detail.
4. Tom's mother and her story is left for another book. However, there are MAJOR hints at the end of this book as to where/what she is.
5. The Dark is Growing. As the Spook's power wanes, the power of Tom and Alice is waxing and they will play a major role in the life of the county.
― Joseph Delaney, Night of the Soul Stealer
Until Next Time,