Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
(The Last Apprentice)

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Synopsis

Capturing witches
Binding boggarts
Driving away ghosts

For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried–some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive.

Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice.

Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county ... ?

 

About Joseph Delaney

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Joseph Delaney lives in Lancashire, England, in the middle of boggart territory.
 
Published December 6, 2011 by Greenwillow Books. 376 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Rid the county of boggarts, witches, ghosts and other evils, that is. And that's what the Spook's business happens to be. But current spook,

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And with the skillful portrayals of the often fast-talking characters of Tom's mam, and his new friend (and future witch), Alice, listeners are intrigued, never sure what they're going to get.

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A haunting description gives readers a sense of why Tom might be fearful of the Spook, who roams the countryside, protecting farms and villages by supernatural means ("His long black cloak and hood made him look like a priest, but when he looked at you directly, his grim expression made him appea...

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But not only is Tom a seventh son, he’s the seventh son of a seventh son, which marks him as something extraordinary.

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Joseph Delaney’s The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch was exactly what I needed during Ice Storm 2010.

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As the seventh son of a seventh son, he's sensitive to dark forces, and thus uniquely qualified to become the apprentice of a much-feared traveling man called the Spook, who battles and binds witches, boggarts, and other foul creatures.

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As the seventh son of a seventh son, he's sensitive to dark forces, and thus uniquely qualified to become the apprentice of a much-feared traveling man called the Spook, who battles and binds witches, boggarts, and other foul creatures.

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The movie previews also look like nothing in this book so I wonder how many books that the movie pulls from to make up its story.

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← My great-grandfather died in 1949, probably in Dallas County.

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