For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming, to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried—some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice.
Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally trees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county...?
Joseph Delaney formerly taught media and film studies. He lives with his family in Lancashire, in the middle of boggart territory. Revenge of the Witch is Joseph Delaney's first novel.