My Rating: 5/5
This short story, Grimalkin’s Tale by Joseph Delaney is fantastic! Grimalkin quickly became one of my favourite fantasy characters. I love it when there is a “villain” who has a backstory which makes you empathise with them. She is a complex character who has had a difficult life.
Released as a story to be read after The Spook’s Battle, Grimalkin’s Tale gives us a glimpse at the witch assassin who we will come to know more deeply in entries to come.
Grimalkin’s Tale is exciting and fast-paced. It’s brutal and heart-breaking at points. Grimalkin is one of Joseph Delaney’s greatest creations. If he makes the most of her character, The Wardstone Chronicles will benefit a huge amount.