The Spook's Bestiary: The Guide to Creatures of the Dark

The Spook's Bestiary: The Guide to Creatures of the Dark

Joseph Delaney Julek Heller / Aug 23, 2019

The Spook s Bestiary The Guide to Creatures of the Dark The heavily illustrated stand alone companion book to the internationally best selling Last Apprentice series the series that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture Seventh Son The Spook s Bes

  • Title: The Spook's Bestiary: The Guide to Creatures of the Dark
  • Author: Joseph Delaney Julek Heller
  • ISBN: 9780062081162
  • Page: 107
  • Format: ebook
  • The heavily illustrated stand alone companion book to the internationally best selling Last Apprentice series, the series that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture Seventh Son The Spook s Bestiary is your guidebook to the supernatural, terrifying creatures of the dark Learn what to do if you must face a boggart, a witch, a dark mage, or even the Fiend himself.FiThe heavily illustrated stand alone companion book to the internationally best selling Last Apprentice series, the series that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture Seventh Son The Spook s Bestiary is your guidebook to the supernatural, terrifying creatures of the dark Learn what to do if you must face a boggart, a witch, a dark mage, or even the Fiend himself.Fill your pockets with salt and iron Carry a rowan staff and a silver chain And most importantly, clear your mind and conquer your own fear Here is the Spook s own notebook, full of the instructions that any young apprentice, like Tom Ward, will need Learn how to bind a boggart Find out how to capture a witch Memorize what to do if you face the Fiend himself If you are the seventh son of a seventh son or even if you are simply a fan of The Last Apprentice series this book holds all you need to face the forces of evil The Last Apprentice series is soon to be a major motion picture, Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, Djimon Hounsou, and Julianne Moore as Mother Malkin It s a suspenseful thrill ride that s spine tingling Publishers Weekly and anything but tame Horn Book BUT DON T READ IT AFTER DARK

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      • Joseph Delaney Julek Heller

        Joseph Delaney is a full time writer living in Lancashire, in the heart of Boggart territory He first got the idea for the Wardstone Chronicles series when he moved to the village where he lives now and discovered there was a local boggart a man like me needs boggarts around He made a note in his notebook a story about a man who hunts boggarts and years later when he had to come up with an idea at short notice developed this into The Spook s Apprentice , the first book in the series.He continues to draw upon the folklore of Lancashire and has acquired much local knowledge over the years which he tweaks and modifies to create his fictional world Another source of inspiration has been Lancashire s varied and atmospheric landscape Many of the locations in the County are based on actual places in Lancashire In the early days of his writing career Joseph worked as a teacher at a Sixth Form College his subjects were English, Film and Media Studies He used to get up early and write every morning before work That way he could write a book a year which promptly got rejected When the Americans bought the series he decided to give up teaching and write full time Prior to teaching he worked as an engineer in his twenties, completing an apprenticeship just like Tom Ward in the spook s books.Joseph describes his method of writing as a process of discovery He doesn t plot too far ahead and often doesn t know what is going to happen until he writes it down In other words he makes it up as he goes along He prefers writing dialogue to description, in which he says he is a minimalist and leaves much to the reader s imagination He has a new series underway, Arena 13 This is a complete departure from the world of ghosts, ghasts and boggarts and centres on a young boy called Leith and surprisingly, an Arena and an evil creature called Hob Joseph has three children and nine grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events.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 Awardom publisher s website


    872 Comments

    1. This fictional book was mentioned in practically all of the installments of the main series. Now you can read it. As the title says it is a Bestiality: notes on all the monsters the Spook and his colleagues had to face in their line of work. For them knowledge is the power, so the Spook and his apprentices keep this book updated. As such it is full of short stories about some of his dealings with different monsters; these were only briefly mentioned in the main plotline.The only reason I read th [...]


    2. Book defines the ghouls depicted in The Last Apprentice series. Do not read before the series, however, as the storylines detailed within the pages will not make sense to you without having read Tom and Alice's adventures. A must to say that you read the entire collection



    3. To the ReaderThis is both my chance to catch up, and learn some more about the world of the Spook stories before diving into the next Tom Ward book. I just finished "I Am Grimalkin" and it was alright. It could have been better. I do feel like this series has become a bit stretched, but I do love the world so that I only mind a little. There are still flashes of the brilliance that brought me into this series so I'll take what I can get. I don't expect to have many notes for this kind of book, [...]


    4. This is John Gregory's guide to The Dark and all the creatures whom dwell within it. Some creatures you will have heard of, you may even have had your own dealings with the likes of boggarts, ghasts and witches. Other creatures you may be learning about for the first time such as boogles, Kabalos mages and skelts. Regardless of their notoriety and level of threat to the County all beings of the dark should he handled without fear, with knowledge and always using common sense.Not everyone can be [...]



    5. A good catalog of ghastly ghouls with powerful images and lots of nods to various mythology. I received the book as a gift and, while not familiar with the series prior to it, if this is indicative of it, I'll probably give them a shot. Pulls heavily from various myths of old and new gods, folklore, etc. but is effective due to solid visuals.



    6. The Spook's Bestiary is John Gregory's guide to the dark. It is a must read for any spook apprentice and to my surprise an astonishingly good read. If you are familiar with the Wardstone Chronicles, then surely you would be familiar with the Spook's Bestiary which was mentioned quite a few times within the series. Upon finishing it, I was blown away. The book gives so much details on the dark. From binding boggarts, witches, to introducing the old gods to so much more. This book is just full of [...]


    7. I loved this book, it’s the perfect guide to help understand the series more and why John Gregory acted so… I believe it’s best to give this book a rating of 4 ½. Not five because it’s nearly IMPOSSIBLE for me to get totally involved with a book (That doesn’t mean I didn’t have my head in the story all day). Be careful, this book is meant to be read AFTER you have read the ENTIRE series. It might confuse you if you haven’t. The format of this book is your old fashioned guide of su [...]


    8. This is the bestiary mentioned throughout The Last Apprentice series. It contains information about many creatures of the dark and some ways to deal with them.There were also some stories about the Spook and some of the creatures he had bound, or gotten rid of. I liked finding out how the Spook got the boggart as well.It's not a main entry in the series, but I thought it was a great read. The bestiary is the book Tom reads from a lot and now fans have a chance to read it as well. I think that is [...]


    9. The Spook's Bestiary is an ok book. It wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be, but it was still was ok. It is a book describing the monsters throughout The Spook's Apprentince, known as The Last Apprentice in the United States. It had short stories every so often about one of the spook's encountering one of the beasts. The whole short story part of the book was the main reason I kept reading. I would only recommend this book to people who like books with more than one subject in them.


    10. I continue to enjoy Delaney's work. The bestiary is a nice addition to the canon. It fleshes out the creatures from the series and provides some context to their behavior and history. It's also nice to get the additional voices of previous apprentices through the footnotes. My one hope is that this indicates that the series will continue on. I wasn't sure following the conclusion of the last novel, but there are creatures in the bestiary that haven't been seen yet. (I'm not sure if they've been [...]


    11. Another great book in the Spooks series by Joseph Delaney. This is an additional book and not part of the main story, it is a catalogue describing all the creatures that John Gregory and his apprentice Tom Ward have to face during their adventures fighting the Dark. There are some great little bits of back story and it's all illustrated by the awesome Julek Heller. My only criticism of this book is that it should have been printed on better quality paper and maybe in a larger format to maximise [...]


    12. The Spook's Beastiary is a nice companion book to The Last Apprentice series. It had nice definitions for all the creatures of the dark along with pictures. My favorite part was the quotes at the end of each chapter from The Spook, Tom, and various apprentices. I also enjoyed seeing the way beings from the dark were classified by someone besides Tom. The added chapter at the end about unknown beings from the dark was a nice bonus and while I would like to know what the dark beings were the myste [...]


    13. This book is the journal (aka "bestiary") maintained by the Spook. Therefore, it is supposed to be written in the voice of the Spook (John Gregory), which reads different than the voice of Tom Ward. Honestly, I was disappointed by the book overall, finding it hard to simply skip entire pages. It reads as dry as I imagine reading an encyclopedia would feel, and it didn't hold my interest for long, so I had to read it in many short sittings. This is so different to how I devoured through the serie [...]


    14. Livro em capa dura no Brasil! Por que demoraram tanto para lançar um desses após 8 em capa mole?! Coisas de editora brasileiraBem, este é um manual passo a passo de como enfrentar as criaturas das trevas, entremeado de relatos não encontrados nos livros da série; há notas nas margens das páginas de antigos aprendizes de John Gregory, tornando o livro mais agradável de se ler. A melhor imagem é a da página 226


    15. I loved it sooooo much. It wasn't exactly what I expected but that's not a bad thing! The pictures were amazing as well as the information it gives. I highly recommend this to any fan of the Spook's (The Last Apprentice) series or those who want to start it and are a bit confused. A really good read. I read it in a day!


    16. Wonderful companion volume to the series The Last Apprentice - this is the only book left in the Spook's library after his house at Chippenden burns down. It's full to the brim with stories about the creatures and people of the Dark that the Spook has faced in his long career keeping the County safe from denizens of the Dark. Great illustrations throughout!


    17. Maybe I'm just tired of this series, but god damn am I glad I'm done reading this. Yet another unnecessary addition to an already protracted series that my completionist tendencies wouldn't let me skip. Delaney straight up lifted passages from his other books to make some of these encyclopedia entries. Lazy and uninspired. It's a shame, because I really did enjoy this series overall.


    18. I liked this book because it is about one of the seven sons.The son goes on adventures killing bad spirits and creatures.The son talks and describes all the creatures had to fight against witches,demons,swamp people and so much other i cant remember what there name is.


    19. This is a really fun one! If you are trying to build a collection of the series you definitely need this book in the collection. I think Mr. Delaney must pretty well have the whole series figured out based upon some of the contents of this book.


    20. It's a very good book but it isn't anything like the stories. It's written and played out like a factual book but it's a nice touch to have a recreation of the book that is mentioned in the stories. Any Spooks lover would love this.


    21. Another great book by Delany. But, if you haven't read the whole series the book may contain some spoilers. It also can get a little long. However, all in all still another good addition to the series.


    22. Didn't hold my interest like the other books in this series because there wasn't a single story to the book. Most of it wasn't story at all, and when there was, it was just short little vignettes.


    23. I've read all of the books in this series as well as all of these side stories and loved them all! Managed to get through the lot of them in 3 weeks time! I just couldn't stop reading them!!!






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