The Spook's Stories: Grimalkin's Tale by Joseph Delaney: Book Review - The Fantasy Review

The Spook’s Stories: Grimalkin’s Tale by Joseph Delaney: Book Review

My Review

My Rating: 5/5


This short story, Grimalkin’s Tale by Joseph Delaney is fantastic! Grimalkin quickly became one of my favourite fantasy characters. I love it when there is a “villain” who has a backstory which makes you empathise with them. She is a complex character who has had a difficult life.

Released as a story to be read after The Spook’s Battle, Grimalkin’s Tale gives us a glimpse at the witch assassin who we will come to know more deeply in entries to come.

Grimalkin’s Tale is exciting and fast-paced. It’s brutal and heart-breaking at points. Grimalkin is one of Joseph Delaney’s greatest creations. If he makes the most of her character, The Wardstone Chronicles will benefit a huge amount.  

The Wardstone Chronicles Book Reviews

The Spook’s Apprentice (The Wardstone Chronicles #1)

The Spook’s Curse (The Wardstone Chronicles #2)

The Spook’s Secret (The Wardstone Chronicles #3)

The Spook’s Battle (The Wardstone Chronicles #4)

The Spook’s Mistake (The Wardstone Chronicles #5)

The Spook’s Sacrifice (The Wardstone Chronicles #6)

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