Aberrations

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The Beast Awakens Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Beast Awakens by Joseph Delaney, read by Lee Ingleby. 

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 horrifying 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.

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  • Book 1

    • The Beast Awakens

    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Lee Ingleby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Beast Awakens by Joseph Delaney, read by Lee Ingleby. 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 horrifying monsters: the aberrations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally gripped from start to end

    • By norma berendt on 08-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • The Witch’s Warning

    • By: Joseph Delaney
    • Narrated by: Lee Ingleby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Crafty and his friends have already faced dozens of horrifying aberrations during their time as Castle Gate Grubs - assistants to the mysterious guild of Gatemancers, who fight against the terrifying Shole. But the real battle is only just beginning. New and even more dangerous aberrations are appearing all the time, and worse yet, it seems someone from within the Castle is helping them attack. And when an old enemy returns to give Crafty a disturbing warning, it seems time might be running out for all of them....

    Regular price: £19.99