John Gregory, who's a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has included the us of a from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night time. However John is not younger anymore, and has been in search of an apprentice to carry on his trade. Most have didn't live to tell the tale. The final wish is a younger farmer's son named Thomas Ward. Will he live to tell the tale the education to become the spook that such a lot of others could not?