Joseph Delaney is the author of the Wardstone Chronicals and The Starblade Chronicles, as well as other spinoffs and information books.

Brief Description

Joseph Henry Delaney (Pronunciation: Dee-Lay-Nee) also known as J.K. Haderack, is an English full-time children's author. Joseph Delaney is most noted for his creation The Wardstone Chronicles, but has also been credited the author of a fantasy epic, Mercer's Whore, which he wrote under the pen-name J.K. Haderack. His first novel in the series was adapted into a film, renamed “Seventh Son” and released in 2014, and was directed by Sergei Bodrov, starred Jeff Bridges and Ben Barnes, and has been a box office success. The film did not follow the exact story of the books, however.


Stand-alone novels

  • Mercer's Whore (written under the pen-name J.K. Haderack)
  • Arena 13

The Wardstone Chronicles

  1. The Spook's Apprentice (2004)
  2. The Spook's Curse (2005)
  3. The Spook's Secret (2006)
  4. The Spook's Battle (2007)
  5. The Spook's Mistake (2008)
  6. The Spook's Sacrifice (2009)
  7. The Spook's Nightmare (2010)
  8. The Spook's Destiny (2011)
  9. Spook´s: I Am Grimalkin (2011)
  10. The Spook´s Blood
  11. Spook´s: Slithers Tale
  12. The Spook's: Alice
  13. The Spook's Revenge

The Starblade Chronicles

  1. Spook's: A New Darkness
  2. Spook´s: The Dark Army


Life as a writer

Joseph Delaney on The Last Apprentice

Joseph Delaney on The Last Apprentice

Joseph Delaney discusses the series.

See also