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By Joseph Delaney

Things can by no means be a similar again.

The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, have lower back to the county after an extended trip and a troublesome conflict. yet their issues are faraway from over. Their domestic has been over-run by means of enemy infantrymen. The Spook's home is in ruins, the boggart conserving it has fled, and the malicious witches imprisoned within the gardens have escaped.

Tom, Alice, and the Spook needs to flee, too, around the ocean to the island of Mona. And it's on Mona that this small band scuffling with opposed to the darkish will face an outdated enemy grown terrifyingly strong. Will they be ready to vanquish an evil that crawls underneath the floor itself? At what cost?

Will Tom and the Spook ever have the capacity to go back home?

illustrated by means of Patrick Arrasmith

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The stranger had a tanned, weatherbeaten face and, regardless of the cold damp, had his sleeves rolled up above his elbows. He was once thickset and muscular, with an fringe of authority approximately him, and that i didn’t imagine he was once a fisherman. after which I observed that he was once really donning an army uniform, a decent brown leather-based jerkin with an emblem at the shoulder—three operating legs in a circle. Legs that wore armor. lower than it used to be a Latin inscription: quocunque jeceris sabit. I suspected that he was once one of many island’s yeomen. “You’re now not welcome right here! ” he instructed the Spook with a antagonistic glare, elevating his membership threateningly. “You must have stayed on your personal land. We’ve adequate mouths of our personal to feed! ” “We’d little selection yet to depart it,” acknowledged the Spook mildly. “Enemy infantrymen burned my residence, and we have been at risk of our lives. All we ask is to stick the following for a short time, until eventually it’s secure to come. We come ready to paintings and earn our continue as most sensible we will. ” the guy decreased his membership and nodded. “You’ll paintings, very well, if you’re given the chance—just as tough as all of the others. up to now, such a lot looking shelter from the County were coming ashore at Douglas, to the north. yet we knew a few may try and sneak in such as you lot, so we’ve been preserving watch,” he stated, taking a look first on the Spook after which at me. I observed him notice our particular hooded cloaks, then our staffs and baggage. Even these on Mona might realize the apparel and add-ons of our exchange. subsequent he studied Alice, having a look down at her pointy sneakers, and that i observed his eyes widen. He speedy crossed himself. “What’s a spook doing within the corporation of a witch? ” he demanded. “The girl’s no witch,” the Spook answered lightly. “She’s been operating for me copying books. And this is often my apprentice, Tom Ward. ” “Well, he won’t be your apprentice whereas he’s the following with us, outdated guy. We’ve no demand these of your exchange and feature our personal methods of facing witches. as soon as taken care of, these selected will all paintings at the land. It’s nutrients we'd like, now not your hocus-pocus. ” “Sorted? ” requested the Spook. “Explain what you suggest via that! ” “We didn’t ask you to come back here,” growled the yeoman, lifting his membership back. “The lad’s younger and robust, and should definitely be placed to paintings. yet a few return into the sea—and we would have varied treatments for others. . . . ” His gaze fell on Alice. I didn’t just like the sound of that, so I improved to face beside my grasp. “What do you suggest by way of ‘back into the sea’? ” I demanded. The Spook rested his hand on my shoulder. “Take it effortless, lad. i feel we either recognize what he potential. ” “Aye—those who can’t paintings are foodstuff for the fishes. previous males such as you. And as for witches,” the yeoman stated, scowling at Alice, “you’re now not the 1st to have attempted to sneak ashore this previous week. You’ll all get what’s coming to you. we now have our personal method of facing your style! ” “I imagine we’ve heard enough,” stated the Spook, rain dripping off the tip of his nostril. He lifted his employees and held it throughout his physique within the defensive line. the guy gave a mirthless grin and progressed aggressively.

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