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The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch

by Joseph Delaney

Rated: Mild

Old Gregory, the town Spook, has been protecting the county for years, ridding it of any unwanted evil. But his time is swiftly coming to an end. He’s had 29 apprentices — some failed, some ran away and others died. There is one more who might be able to fill the Spook’s mighty boots.

Young Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son and the last apprentice. He’s always known that he is different and that strange things lurk in the dark, but now he must face the truth and face the darkness. From ghosts and ghasts to nasty witches and tricky boggarts, it’s up to Tom to learn the tricks of his trade and save others, even the ones who turn their backs on him.

This book is a delicious serving of the undead and a creepy page-turner. It is loaded with scary encounters with the supernatural and completed with terrifying illustrations. I loved every minute of it. Well written and freshly told, this is a great series for boys or anyone who loves a little fright when reading in bed at night.

Rated: Mild only for the scariness of the story. Intense scenes of encounters with supernatural creatures that may disturb some readers.

— Reviewed by Teri Harman

Teri Harman is an author, reader and book enthusiast. Her young adult novel, Blood Moon, was published by Jolly Fish Press in summer 2013. She writes a biweekly column, Book Matters, for ksl.com and also contributes a monthly book segment to KSL’s #1 lifestyle show, Studio 5.

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  • The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch
  • by Joseph Delaney
  • Rated: Mild
  • Genre: Young adult
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