I Am Alice (Last Apprentice Series #12)

I Am Alice (Last Apprentice Series #12)

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by Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
     
 

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The twelfth volume in the Last Apprentice series, the internationally bestselling fantasy adventure books that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture, Seventh Son. Told from the point of view of Alice, best friend—and true love—to Tom, the spook's last apprentice. Alice is the most powerful witch in the world, and she ventures into the

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The twelfth volume in the Last Apprentice series, the internationally bestselling fantasy adventure books that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture, Seventh Son. Told from the point of view of Alice, best friend—and true love—to Tom, the spook's last apprentice. Alice is the most powerful witch in the world, and she ventures into the dark itself. Will she return?

Alice Dean's destiny is intertwined with Tom Ward's. But he's going to be the next Spook, and she's a witch—possibly the most powerful one the world has ever seen. To rid the world of its greatest evil, the Fiend, Alice will venture into the depths of the dark for the final weapon Tom needs to defeat him. Will she survive? Or will she make the ultimate sacrifice for Tom?

The Last Apprentice series is soon to be a major motion picture, Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, Djimon Hounsou, and Julianne Moore as Mother Malkin.

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Editorial Reviews

The Times (London)
“Delaney’s mastery of suspense will grip even reluctant readers with his dramatic, beautifully paced prose.”
ALA Booklist
Praise for The Last Apprentice series: “The Last Apprentice series continues to be one of the best written of the last several years.”
Horn Book (starred review)
“Anything but tame.”
Horn Book
"Anything but tame."
VOYA - Vikki Terrile
Knowing the only way to destroy the Fiend for good is to allow her beloved Tom Ward to kill her, Alice journeys to the dark to find the dagger he must use to complete the deed. There she meets Thorne, the dead apprentice of the assassin Grimalkin, and together they face enemies old and new on their quest for the dagger. Although Alice is one of the most interesting characters in Delaney's series, this twelfth book, told in her first-person narration, does nothing to advance the series' story arc. Half of the book is flashback, recounting Alice's days with Bony Lizzie, the witch who trained her and turned out to be her mother. The rest, a plodding chain of encounters with the dark creatures Alice and Thorne face before finding the dagger that will help them destroy the Fiend, is completely pointless since, in the last chapter, Grimalkin shows up with—surprise—another way to kill him. As in earlier books, Delaney's narrative is repetitive (Alice announces her fear of spiders, flies, and other "creepy-crawlies" over and over) and flat. The sudden arrival of Grimalkin with a solution that renders the preceding four-hundred-plus pages unnecessary is insulting to the reader and makes the entire book seem like nothing more than a way to prolong an already overlong series. Fans who have stuck with the books this long will likely be relieved Tom will not have to kill Alice, but Delaney's resolution is the height of lazy writing. Reviewer: Vikki Terrile

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061715150
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/02/2014
Series:
Last Apprentice Series, #12
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
46,855
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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