The Spook’s Destiny by Joseph Delaney is going to be the eighth book in The Wardstone Chronicles (The Last Apprentice in America), due to be released in June 2011.
The eighth book will feature the Spook and Tom confronting the Morrigan, the Old God of Ireland. Grimalkin is supposed to have a major role in the series, as she is one of the few that can battle the Fiend. At one point Grimalkin and Tom will have a great battle. The Spook, Tom and Alice have travelled to Ireland, fleeing from the war in the County. The only thing protecting Tom and Alice is the fragile and precious bloodjar. They must remain together and the jar intact – otherwise they are both at the mercy of the Fiend himself. The Spook discovers a new denizen of the dark – known as the Jibber, it’s terrorizing the Irish in their very own homes. And Tom is recruited to tackle the evil mage alliance. It’s a mission which ultimately leads him to a higher calling – the possession of the Spook’s dagger. The only weapon that has a fighting chance against the Fiend in combat. But first he needs training, and the only person who can help him is Grimalkin, the witch assassin. Will she come? And if she does, whose side will she be on? – Source Wikipedia
Here’s the trailer: