Each series must eventually come to an end. All along my intention has been to finish off the story of Tom Ward, the Spook, Alice and Grimalkin properly, leaving no loose ends. So I have now decided to end the Wardstone Chronicles with Book Ten.
Additionally, I Am Grimalkin and the I Am Alice book will not be spin-offs. Each will be part of the main ongoing narrative.
In June 2011 The Spook’s Destiny will be published.
In October 2011 I Am Grimalkin will see the witch-assassin play a major part in moving the story towards its conclusion.
In June 2012 Spook’s Nine will be published (at the moment I am close to completing its first draft). There is still no title!
In I Am Alice, which will come next, you will see Alice do what is necessary, and at whatever cost, to give the Spook and Tom a chance of finally destroying the Fiend.
And finally, in 2013, Spook’s Ten will mark the end of the series.
It is true that I have not yet decided how it will conclude, who will live and who will die. I am still discovering the ending.