As a spook's apprentice Tom Ward has dealt with death and the dark, but in this third novel the lesson gets a little too close to home. The time has come for Tom and Mr. Gregory to move to the winter house in Anglezarke Moor. There Tom meets the infamous Meg, the spook's lamia witch companion. Things are not well and when one of the spook's former apprentices, Morgan, arrives with a grudge against his former master, Tom discovers the awful truth about life and death and those who turn their back on the light. Wicked Morgan has devised a plan to get back at Mr. Gregory and to increase his own power by raising an ancient god. It will take the full power of everyone involved to defeat the spurned apprentice and stop the Golgoth from rising from its tomb. But what will happen to Meg and Alice? And what other secrets could the spook be hiding?
Submitted by J.R.S.