book cover of Wordsmith


(The second book in the Cornerstone series)
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The fast-paced fantasy sequel to The Cornerstone, by the bestselling author of the smash hit comedies Fat Chance, Bricking It & Love... From Both Sides.

From the pages of the past, a new threat to Max Bloom rises in The Chapter Lands...

A year after his life became a lot less boring (and a lot more dangerous, if he's being honest) Max Bloom finds himself the unwanted centre of attention at the spectacular Chapter Lands Wordmeet, a magical competition laid on in his honour - whether he likes it or not. This unfortunately means having to wear an uncomfortable suit and talk politely to other people; two things that Max does not excel at.

Events take a grave turn however, when the Wordmeet is gate-crashed by a man with murder in his heart and revenge on his mind. He kills an innocent boy and threatens Merelie's life before Max manages to intervene.

Who is this interloper? What does he want? Why is he so intent on killing? Only The Cornerstone can provide the answers, and on its pages it reveals a single name... Venhaligan.

So begins the hunt for a murderous ghost from the past with connections to The Cornerstone, and inexplicably to Max's family.

From the strange and magical Chapter Lands, to the familiar surroundings of Farefield, Max must pursue this madman across dimensions using The Cornerstone. He must prevent more innocent people getting hurt, as well as uncover the truth about his past before it kills him.

Wordsmith... The Cornerstone Book 2 continues the thrilling story of Max Bloom's adventures in The Chapter Lands - with twists, turns and excitement throughout!


Reviews for Nick Spalding & Wordsmith: The Cornerstone Book 2:

'Spalding made headlines last year when Amazon revealed he was one of their best selling authors, selling over 400,000 copies on Kindle. It was obviously only a matter of time before someone snapped him up.' The Daily Mail.

'A rip-roaring rollercoaster of a fantasy.' Stephen Leather, best selling author

'It is rare for a sequel to be as good as the first book but Nick manages it with style.' Amazon Reviewer

'Brilliant. Un-put-downable.' Amazon Reviewer


A third and final part of The Cornerstone is planned - as soon as Nick manages to put enough time aside to write it, once he's done with his contracted novels! Thank you for your patience.

Genre: Fantasy

Used availability for Nick Spalding's Wordsmith

Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: Wordsmith... The Cornerstone Book 2
Author(s): Nick Spalding
ISBN: 1-4922-0252-5 / 978-1-4922-0252-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Wordsmith: The Cornerstone Book 2: The fast paced fantasy sequel!
Author(s): Nick Spalding
Publisher: Racket Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU