Spook's: Slither's Tale
Slither's Tale
First UK Edition Hardback Cover


Joseph Delaney


Horror, Thriller


  • Bodley Head
  • Red Fox
  • Greenwillow Books

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The Wardstone Chronicles: Book Eleven


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Narrated by

Thomas Jason Ward

Preceded by

The Spook's Blood

Followed by

Spook's: Alice

The eleventh addition to The Wardstone Chronicles follows Slither's narrative, featuring close to no relation to Tom Ward, the Spook and their upcoming battle with the fiend, other than the appearance of and references to by Grimalkin, the witch assassin.

Book Description

Far from the Wardstone, a new darkness is rising . . .

Slither is a Haizda Mage who preys upon humans, drinking their blood to feed his dark urges, so when a local farmer dies, it’s only natural that Slither should want to feast on his lovely daughters.

But then the farmer offers him a deal, and extracts from Slither a promise that will take him on a journey to the City of the Petrified Tree, to a fallen star-stone that holds great power, and straight into the path of Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin.

Book Chapters

Prologue - Nessa’s Nightmare Chapter 01 - Is it a Trade? Chapter 02 - No Manners at All Chapter 03 - The Dark Tower Chapter 04 - The Kobalos Beast Chapter 05 - I Must Feed! Chapter 06 - The Shaiksa Assassin Chapter 07 - The Bite of a Blade Chapter 08 - Only One Chance Chapter 09 - North to Valkarky Chapter 10 - The Hyb Warrior Chapter 11 - His Big Stinky Mouth Chapter 12 - The Keeper of the Gate Chapter 13 - The Haggenbrood Chapter 14 - Gossip and News Chapter 15 - Grimalkin Chapter 16 - The Dead Witch Chapter 17 - Do We Have a Trade? Chapter 18 - A Very Interesting Question Chapter 19 - Hostile, Hungry Eyes Chapter 20 - The Tawny Death Chapter 21 - The Slarinda Chapter 22 - The Kangadon Chapter 23 - He Who Can Never Die Chapter 24 - Daughter of Darkness Chapter 25 - Farewell to my Sister Chapter 26 - The Slave Kulad Chapter 27 - A Cry in the Night Chapter 28 - We Will Meet Again