Tom Ward is now Spook of the county, and with his apprentice, Jenny, he continues the fight against boggarts, witches and terrifying new creatures of the dark. Along with the witch assassin, Grimalkin, Tom and Jenny lead an army into battle against a dangerous enemy -- but it all goes catastrophically wrong. The situation seems hopeless until Alice, Tom's lost love and a powerful witch, appears. But Alice had turned to the dark: can Tom trust her now? -- from Teenreads.com.