‘I fear nobody. But my enemies fear me . . . Without ruthlessness and savagery I would not survive even a week of the life I lead. I am the witch assassin of the Malkin clan.’
Meet Grimalkin, the fearsome witch assassin, and find out how she came to take the role she now holds. -Goodreads
My Rating: 5/5
This short story is fantastic! Grimalkin quickly became one of my favourite 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, this short story gives us a glimpse at the witch assassin who we will come to know more deeply in entries to come.
This story 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.