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The Beast Awakens

(2018)
(The first book in the Aberrations series)
A novel by

 
 
The first book in a horrifying new fantasy sequence from Joseph Delaney, the internationally multi-million-selling author of The Spook's Apprentice.

They heard shouting, and cries of fear. Crafty looked down the slope and realised what had happened to cause so much panic. Without warning, the dark wall of the Shole had advanced.

Crafty can't remember a time before the Shole - the terrifying mist that has engulfed most of Britain, leaving those trapped in it to either die or be transformed into terrifying monsters: the aberrations. Crafty has been stuck in his family's cellar for nearly a year, his only companions his restless, whispering dead brothers, and an unusually friendly aberration he names the Bog Queen.

But then Crafty's life abruptly changes. He is ordered to report to the Castle, where he will train as a gate grub - operators of magical portals that allow the mysterious guild of Gatemancers to explore within the Shole. It is a dangerous job, with a very short life expectancy...

To survive, Crafty will have to use every inch of his cunning - whatever the cost.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beast Awakens (Aberrations)
Author(s): Joseph Delaney
ISBN: 0-241-32099-2 / 978-0-241-32099-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Beast Awakens
Author(s): Joseph Delaney
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Beast Awakens
Author(s): Joseph Delaney
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Beast Awakens
Author(s): Joseph Delaney
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Beast Awakens (Aberrations Book 1)
Author(s): Joseph Delaney
Publisher: Puffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU