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Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin (Last Apprentice Series #9)

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"I'm coming for you, and nothing living or dead can stop me."

One witch is the most feared, the most ruthless, and the most deadly of all the witches in the county. If she hunts for you, she will find you. If you have crossed her, you don't stand a chance. She is the witch assassin, and her name is Grimalkin.

Grimalkin's one alliance is with Tom Ward, the Spook's apprentice. With Tom, she plans to rid the ...

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Overview

"I'm coming for you, and nothing living or dead can stop me."

One witch is the most feared, the most ruthless, and the most deadly of all the witches in the county. If she hunts for you, she will find you. If you have crossed her, you don't stand a chance. She is the witch assassin, and her name is Grimalkin.

Grimalkin's one alliance is with Tom Ward, the Spook's apprentice. With Tom, she plans to rid the world of the most terrifying evil, the Fiend, who once did her great wrong.

For the first time, fans of the Last Apprentice series will hear the story from Grimalkin's side, as she is hunted herself by creatures of darkness set on revenge.

Grimalkin has never been defeated. But can she survive an enemy created for the sole purpose of destroying her?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
With twists and turns, the adventure of Tom Ward continues as the witch assassin, Grimalkin, comes to his aid by capturing the head of the Fiend. Now, she must overcome a variety of obstacles and the death of multiple comrades to locate a safe haven so she can unite with Tom and solve the puzzle of how to rid the world of the Fiend. This happens to be the first time I have ever read a book where the hero is only mentioned—does not make an appearance, and yet moves the story along. Well done. The characters jump off the page and feel real, especially in the fighting scenes as emotion conquers logic. The added element of the reincarnated creates an eerie tone while the action-packed pace and unpredictable sequences pull the reader in and out of reality. The unlikely occurs when the most evil character, Grimalkin, becomes loved. This book is part of the "Last Apprentice" series. Reviewer: Julia Beiker
VOYA - Vikki Terrile
Following the battle that marks the first step toward destroying the Fiend, Grimalkin, the legendary witch assassin, has the gruesome responsibility of preventing his severed head from being returned to his bound body, thus bringing him back to power. Knowing this is only a temporary solution until Tom Ward and Master Gregory learn how to destroy the Fiend forever, Grimalkin must stay on the move, battling old foes and a new creature created just for her destruction. For the first time in the series, Delaney offers a new narrator, the intriguing Grimalkin, who has appeared previously as a mysterious support character. Each chapter begins with an epigraph highlighting what is to come, while the narrative switches from Grimalkin's first-person past narration to first-person present voice during battle scenes. As a narrator, Grimalkin is not markedly different from Tom Ward, and despite her fearsome reputation, she is surprisingly benign here. New characters, both human and creature, are introduced and quickly destroyed, and Delaney pulls out the time-worn trope of having Agnes magically cure the lingering effects of a deadly poison Grimalkin has suffered. This disappointing volume does continue to set Agnes up as an exceptionally powerful witch who will undoubtedly have a major role in the final destruction of the Fiend. Reviewer: Vikki Terrile
Kirkus Reviews
This installment deviates from The Last Apprentice's usual formula, following witch assassin Grimalkin instead of Spook's apprentice Thomas Ward after the events of Rage of the Fallen (2011). The Fiend has been bound but not killed, so his servants seek to restore him. To prevent this, Grimalkin took his decapitated head with her--it must be reunited with the bound body for the Fiend to rise again. Narrated by Grimalkin rather than presented as Tom's writing, the story is in present tense. The immediacy ratchets up tension as increasing numbers of powerful dark servants pursue Grimalkin. Although the legendary witch assassin is among the best killers to ever have lived, she is endangered by a kretch, a she-wolf/demon hybrid created by dark-magic users specifically to kill her. Forced to seek help, stubbornly self-reliant Grimalkin leaves a path of violent devastation among her allies wherever she goes, making painful sacrifices to thwart the Fiend while Tom seeks ways to kill him. The narration and short, free-verse poems at the beginning of each chapter give a complex look into Grimalkin's peculiar thought processes, and her history is unveiled through the personal stories her protégé enjoys hearing time and again. While her voice differs greatly from the familiar Tom's, the closer look makes her all the more intriguing. A good balance between dark action and emotional costs. (Fantasy. 11-15)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062082077
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Series: Last Apprentice Series , #9
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 174,951
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Delaney lives in Lancashire, England, in the middle of boggart territory.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Great page turner - highly recommended!

    You will like this book especially if you want to find out about Gimalkin and what her life was like. Its well written and always full of suspence , you wont want to put it down!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    I really love these books. I started it to read with my daughter

    I really love these books. I started it to read with my daughter but she couldn't get into it but I couldn't put it down. Now I'm waiting on Book 10 I can't wait. I recommend this to everyone!! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Comes out

    This book comes out in april 2012

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Awesome addition to the series!

    I really enjoyed this book, the series is awesome.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Sad

    This was a great book tht was very emotional. It takes many turna as you get deeper into the plot. So many peopoe die

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    The last apprentice

    Joseph delaney's books are the best cant wait for the next ones in this series. Hope he never stops writing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    I absolutely LOVE this series! This book was from the perspective of Grimalkin. Although I love Tom Ward it was nice to learn more about Grimalkin. Anyone a fan of this series will love this book. This book was well written and gave me chills! Cheers to Joseph Delaney for writing another awesome book in this wonderful series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Loved it

    Couldnt put it down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    Couldn't put it down.

    One of my favorite in the series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Can't wait to read. I have read entire series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    I'm still waiting to read this book but have read the rest of th

    I'm still waiting to read this book but have read the rest of the series. Can't wait!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Another great one

    Another great book in this awesome series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    soooooooooooo waiting

    have to read

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2014

    Good not my fave in the series

    It duf nit have tom and alice in it and it was not as good as the others

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Amazing

    My favorite book seried

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Anonymous

    Im just about to read it and cant wait is it good?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    One of the best

    I think the other books in this siries are better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Hi

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Bad....

    Bad

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Please?

    Have you ever herd of NOOK sex? If you have type out this sword. Thank You.
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