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Born in Preston, Lancashire, England on July 25, 1945, Joseph Delaney is the author of several renowned science fiction and fantasy novels. Such as, The Wardstone and Starblade Chronicles. He attended Preston Catholic College before working as an apprentice engineer and fitter. Studying A levels at night, Delaney earned entry into Lancaster University, whereby he eventually became an English teacher at the Blackpool Six Form College. It was at this College where Joseph Delaney helped start the Media and Film Studies Department.

As a child, Delaney had a re-occurring nightmare where he was sitting on the carpet and suddenly the room would be overtaken by a deep chill and a dark shadow-like figure would rise up from the coal cellar. It would pick him up and carry him back down to the cellar with it. This nightmare is the main muse for Joseph Delaney’s style and writing subject matter.

Delaney first wrote under the pseudonym J.K Haderack. It wasn’t until 2004, however, where he finally received international recognition as a novelist with The Wardstone Chronicles. Following this success, he retired from teaching and concentrated exclusively on writing. The series chronicles the adventures of the lead character Thomas J. Ward – the seventh son of a seventh son, apprenticed to become a ‘Spook’. Which, in Delaney’s definition, is a ‘master fighter of supernatural evil’. John Gregory is Ward’s mentor, teaching him how to take on ghosts, witches, ghasts and other creatures that serve ‘The Dark’.

The Starblade Chronicles are a trilogy which follow the continued life of Tom Ward. He has finished his apprenticeship and is now a full-fledged ‘Spook’. It’s difficult for the now 17 year-old Ward to win over trust in his community, his issues even more complicated by the 15 year-old Jenny pestering him to become his apprentice.

Delaney tells us ‘The Spook Battle’ is set in the Pendle District, of which he did a lot of research on accounts of the witch trials held in this area in 1612. Choosing to be as unique as possible with the story, Joseph created his own witch clans and Malkin Tower a very formidable fortress to be reckoned with.

To reading buffs and those familiar with Joseph Delaney’s work, The Chronicles series are quite often referred together as The Spook’s Series.

Joseph Delaney has averaged one novel per year with the Wardstone series. They have been published in 24 countries, with 3 novels being short-listed for the Lancashire Children’s Book for the Year Award. Having spent 7 weeks in the best seller charts, The Spook’s Apprentice was a great success for Delaney. It has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

Finally released in theaters in 2015, The Spook’s Apprentice was featured in a film starring Ben Barnes, Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore entitled The Seventh Son. The film wasn’t incredibly well received by critics and audiences alike, most likely due to the large amount of differences between the details in the book and those in the film.

There have also been spin-off projects of Joseph Delaney’s work. Such as, his son Stephen Delaney adapting The Spook’s Apprentice into a 160-page play script. Also, The Spook’s Tale/Interception Point is a short story which was joined with Mark Walden’s Interception Point as a major aspect of an extraordinary distribution for World Book Day UK 2009.

Although not well-known, it is worth noting Joseph Delaney’s work under his pseudonym of J. K Haderack, such as Mysterious Erotic Tales. Which was published in 1996 within a short story compilation entitled Elvara Should Be Easy. Mercer’s Whore is another of Haderack’s works and while the storyline is unique to Delaney’s familiar writing style, there are elements which only Delaney himself could have conjured up within his darker fantasy mind.

Joseph Delaney is now 70 years old and even after more than a decade of being a widely published author he still continues to amaze us with his broad imagination. His fantastic mind seems to be an endless pit of fascinating places to see and adventures to go on. Still quite youthful in his mature years, Joseph Delaney has no intention of putting down his pen any time soon. This is great news for his fans across the globe. In fact, Joseph stated in a recent interview that he is usually working on two books at the same time.

Sipping red wine or gulping beer is one of Joseph Delaney’s favorite pastimes whenever he isn’t writing. Exploring new places and being near the sea are also experiences our featured author partakes in. He admits to reading a lot, and does, in fact, read a good amount of science fiction and fantasy. A big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and Frank Herbert, he is also enjoying making his way through Stephen Baxter’s books.

Joseph Delaney feels he has grown in confidence and self-belief over his 11 years of writing. His plots seem to just come to him, which is a gift very people are born with. His characters are developed through dialogue as they speak to him and other characters in his stories. Years ago, he wasn’t sure whether this would always work, but his work over the years has proven otherwise. He is now more certain as to what the outcome of a book will be.

While the author didn’t expect his series of books to do as well as they have done, he is, needless to say, quite pleased with what he has achieved within the science fiction and fantasy niche. Delaney says he certainly never expected his stories to be published in translation to thirty countries.

Deeply rooted in Lancashire’s rich folklore, mythology and geography, Joseph Delaney has quite a talent for intertwining real world locales, fantasy, horror and folklore into his stories. They come across as very inventive and fresh for science fiction and fantasy story lovers. Which isn’t an easy thing to do, considering the amount of science fiction and fantasy writers history has produced over the past few hundred years. His characters come alive through the pages, taking the reader right into the very world Mr. Delaney’s childhood nightmare took him so many years ago. And the nightmares and fantasies never seems to stop.

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The novel was originally published on July 1st, 2004 by The Bodley Head in hardback, but since has been published in paperback (published by Red Fox ) and reprinted in a new-style cover.

The book was also released in the U.S. as The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch due to the term 'spook' possibly being viewed as a racist term towards the African- American population.

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  • First Edition : The original 2004 edition had a worn out leather look. Later after new editions had been made, this edition is considered a collectors edition.
  • 2005 New Art Edition : The 2005 paperback edition had a new illustration with the caption below the title saying "Is he brave enough?".
  • Seventh Son Paperback : A new release of the book released in 2014 to help promote the Seventh Son film. "The Series That Inspired The Movie: Seventh Son" is printed at the bottom with Delaney's name at the top and the words "Born To Fight The Dark" on the left side of the cover.
  • U.S. Edition : Due to the fact that "spook" could be considered a racial slur in the United States, an edition titled The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch, was published, with new cover art.

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Warning: Not to be read after dark

"The Spook 's trained many, but precious few completed their time," Mam said, "and those that did aren't a patch on him. They're flawed or weak or cowardly. They walk a twisted path taking money for accomplishing little. So there's only you left now, son. You're the last chance. The last hope."

Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook . The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before him. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts , contain witches and bind boggarts . But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin , the most evil witch in the County , the horror begins...

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  • A Seventh Son
  • On the Road
  • Number 13 Watery Lane
  • Boggarts and Witches
  • A Girl with Pointy Shoes
  • Someone Has To Do It
  • Old Mother Malkin
  • On the River Bank
  • The Desperate and the Dizzy
  • The Spook's Advice

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Japanese edition

  • 1 Thomas Ward
  • 2 The Wardstone Chronicles
  • 3 Alice Deane
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  • Australia edition
  • Europe edition

The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney - review

This book is very good. It has plenty of action, a complicated plot and it makes you want to read more. It's different to most books but also similar, with the same sort of style to some famous fantasy books. The basic plot is about Tom Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son, who is taken on to be the Spook's apprentice. The Spook protects the country from witches, boggarts, ghasts and ghosts but, despite doing all that, is feared by people and often lonely. Tom encounters a lot of trouble from witches in this book as he gets his training from the Spook. Sometimes, I thought the book was about to end as there had just been a big face-off, but then something else happened which lengthened the story. This was good and gave you plenty of surprises. However, just when I wanted the book to carry on, it ended! This will certainly be a series I would like to keep reading. The whole concept of boggarts and witches was very different so the book would be a great read for people who like fantasy. The book was also scary – anyone with an active imagination may easily conjure up the creatures in it, so horror fans would also like it. I would recommend this book to children aged 10 and over. I would rate the book 9/10.

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The Spook's Apprentice is the first book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide! 'Someone has to stand against the dark. And you're the only one who can.' For years, the local Spook has been keeping the County safe from evil. Now his time is coming to an end, but who will take over? Many apprentices have tried. Some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Just one boy is left. Thomas Ward. He is the last hope. But does he stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the County? From the series that inspired the forthcoming movie Seventh Son , starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore.

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Thomas Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son, has been apprenticed to the local spook, John Gregory. The job is hard and many apprentices have failed, over a third dying in training.

Somehow Tom must learn how to exorcize ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin, the most powerful and evil witch in the County, the horror begins…

“The Spook’s trained many but precious few completed their time,” Mam said, “and those that did aren’t a patch on him. They’re weak or cowardly. They walk a twisted path taking money for accomplishing little. So there’s only you left now, son. You’re the last chance. The last hope. Someone has to do it. Someone has to stand against the dark. And you’re the only one who can.”

“You see, lad, Mother Malkin will be what we call ‘wick’,” said the Spook. “It’s an old County word that you’re no doubt familiar with. Just as a head of hair can be wick with lice, her dead body is now wick with her wicked spirit. It’ll be heaving like a bowl of maggots and she’ll crawl, slither or drag herself towards her chosen victim.”

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The Spook’s Apprentice’ was in development for almost two years. It began as a short story of about twelve thousand words. Later, as it grew, Barry Cunningham of ‘Chicken House’ (the editor who signed JK Rowling) considered it for publication. He gave me some excellent advice but it wasn’t until 2002 that it was finally taken for publication by Charlie Sheppard of Random House Children’s Books. She had a clear vision of how to develop the story further and that first book was now well on its way to becoming a series.

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I love your series Joseph your a very good auther I rate you 100,000 out of 100,000 your the best please cary on writing the spooks books I really enjoy them. I’ve just finished reading the spooks nightmare good luck to Tom .J. Ward to beat the Fiend I defiantly know that Tom Alice and Mr Greghory will beat the Fiend and carry on their trade thanks for making the series your fantastic!!!!

they will defeat it with struggle i guess

i love the spooks series it is fantastic it blew out my mind joseph delaney i rate you 100000 i love it what an author like you boggarts witches it is fantastic

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Dear Joseph,

I just wanted to let you know that around the time my grandparents died, I was very sad indeed, and reading your books during this time really gave me comfort, and lifted my sadness quite a bit. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to you for your wonderful writing. God bless you and Thank you.

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Hello Sid I too find reading a comfort so it is nice to hear that my books helped you during a sad time in your life. Thank you for your message best wishes Joseph

joseph delaney your books helped when my unle died so it just comforted me and it kept me busy from remembering that he died so i appreciate your books and your efforts to me you are an inspire to me i will always follow your lead thanks alot i appreciate

Glad to hear my books helped you during a difficult time. I have always found reading a great comfort and it was my love of reading that inspired me to write.

This is a great series and I have really enjoyed reading all of your books! The Spooks series is my personal favorite book series of all time! I hope you continue to expand The Spooks world. Cheers from New Zealand – Bob

The Spook’s Apprentice takes a great part in who I am now. This was my favorite book in my childhood, and still is. I read it again and again.But I still remember the first time I’ve read the book, and I still remember every single detail . Well, it is pretty normal given how many times I’ve read the book. I really can’t tell you how grateful I am to you for this incredible writing. Thank you Joseph. Great book and I hope you live even better life. If that’s possible.

I remember picking up The Spooks Apprentice from the book corner when I was in Year 4, and I was so hooked that I tore through the rest of the series. I recall getting into trouble for reading your books through the night- according to my parents it wasn’t good for my eyes (no glasses yet!). It feels like I grew up with Tom and Alice. Even now, at 21, I hold these books close to my heart. Thanks for making something that has delivered joy to so many kids and adults everywhere! You’re awesome Joseph!

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WARNING: Not to be read after dark. 'Someone has to stand against the dark. And you're the only one who can.' For years, the local Spook has been keeping the County safe from evil. Now his time is coming to an end, but who will take over? Many apprentices have tried ... Some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Just one boy is left. Thomas Ward. He is the last hope. But does he stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangeous witch in the County?

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Joseph Delaney is a retired English teacher living in Lancashire. He has three children and seven grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events. His home is in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church. Most of the places in the Spook's books are based on real places in Lancashire. And the inspiration behind the stories often comes from local ghost stories and legends. The Spook's Apprentice, The Spook's Curse and The Spook's Secret have all been shortlisted for the Lancashire children's Book for the Year Award. The Spook's Apprentice is the winner of both the Sefton Book Award and the Hampshire Book Award.

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The Spook's Apprentice is the first book in Joseph Delaney's terrifying Wardstone Chronicles – over 3 million copies sold worldwide! ‘ Someone has to stand against the dark. And you're the only one who can ’ For years, the local Spook has been keeping the County safe from evil. Now his time is coming to an end, but who will take over? Many apprentices have tried. Some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Just one boy is left. Thomas Ward. He is the last hope. But does he stand a chance against Mother Malkin, the most dangerous witch in the County?

  • Reading age 9 - 14 years
  • Book 1 of 17 The Last Apprentice
  • Print length 352 pages
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 13 x 2.6 x 19.6 cm
  • Publisher Red Fox
  • Publication date 2 Jan. 2014
  • ISBN-10 1782952454
  • ISBN-13 978-1782952459
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Red Fox (2 Jan. 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1782952454
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1782952459
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 9 - 14 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13 x 2.6 x 19.6 cm
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About the author

Joseph delaney.

Joseph Delaney is a retired English teacher living in Lancashire. He has three children and seven grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events. His home is in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church. Most of the places in the Spook's books are based on real places in Lancashire. And the inspiration behind the stories often comes from local ghost stories and legends. The Spook's Apprentice, The Spook's Curse and The Spook's Secret have all been shortlisted for the Lancashire children's Book for the Year Award. The Spook's Apprentice is the winner of both the Sefton Book Award and the Hampshire Book Award.

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