Joseph Delaney's The Spook's Apprentice is being made available to read online for free, but in instalments rather than all in one go:
"From 4th June to 18th July 2010, you can read The Spook’s Apprentice online, for free. The first spine-chilling instalment will be available to read until Friday 25th June. Check back then for the 2nd instalment, if you dare…"
Read part one here.
Synopsis: This is a terrifying series about a young boy training to be an exorcist. Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and has been apprenticed to the local Spook. The job is hard, the Spook is distant and many apprentices have failed before Thomas. Somehow Thomas must learn how to exorcise ghosts, contain witches and bind boggarts. But when he is tricked into freeing Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the County, the horror begins.