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By Joseph Delaney

Now it's the dark's flip to be afraid

The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, care for the darkish. jointly they rid the county of witches, ghosts, and boggarts. yet now there's a few unfinished company to take care of in Priestown. Deep within the catacombs of the cathedral lurks a creature the Spook hasn't ever been in a position to defeat; a strength so evil that the full county is at risk of being corrupted by way of its powers. The Bane!

As Thomas and the Spook organize for the conflict in their lives, it turns into transparent that the Bane isn't their simply enemy. The Quisitor has arrived, trying to find those that meddle with the darkish so he can imprison them--or worse.

Can Thomas defeat the Bane on his personal? Is his buddy Alice to blame of witchcraft? and may the Spook manage to get away the Quisitor's clutches?

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On this occasion, I will not call the police to press charges, 60 but you’re both banned from this shop. ’ The compromise hangs in the air between us. I catch Cat’s eye and she gives me a quick nod. ‘OK,’ I agree. ’ I protest. Three Strands raises an eyebrow and I quickly shut up. This is the best offer I’m going to get and I’d better take it, or prepare for a bit of finger-painting on a police file. Cat is getting her purse out. ‘I’ll lend it you,’ she offers. Yeah, too right. It’s her fault I’m here in the first place.

My second thought is: Oh shit. I’m in trouble, here. I don’t like the look on his face. I saw him earlier, actually, and thought he was some kind of pervert. He kept looking across at me from behind the mascara stand and at one point I’d thought he was going to open up his raincoat and give me a flash of the shop’s biggest bargain – I don’t think. Then he disappeared and I didn’t give him a second thought. Till now. It slowly dawns on me that he isn’t a pervert. Well, he might be in his spare time for all I know, but it’s not his day job.

The bubbles boil more fiercely. ’ I grumble. They both turn to look at me. ‘I mean, can you honestly blame me for not wanting to be in this house? ’ Mum’s jaw drops open. Dad blinks at me. ‘Let me tell you. It’s horrible. When you’re not scrapping like wild dogs, the atmosphere round here 50 is cold enough to give us all hypothermia. You’re so busy scoring points off each other, neither of you has noticed I exist for months. And then, when do you notice me? ’ Dad reaches a hand across the table towards me.

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