Rise of the Huntress (Last Apprentice Series #7)

Rise of the Huntress (Last Apprentice Series #7)

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by Joseph Delaney, Patrick Arrasmith
     
 

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Things can never be the same again.

The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, have returned to the county after a long journey and a hard battle. But their troubles are far from over. Their home has been over-run by enemy soldiers. The Spook's house is in ruins, the boggart protecting it has fled, and the malicious witches

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Things can never be the same again.

The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, have returned to the county after a long journey and a hard battle. But their troubles are far from over. Their home has been over-run by enemy soldiers. The Spook's house is in ruins, the boggart protecting it has fled, and the malicious witches imprisoned in the gardens have escaped.

Tom, Alice, and the Spook must flee, too, across the ocean to the island of Mona. And it's on Mona that this small band fighting against the dark will face an old enemy grown terrifyingly powerful. Will they be able to vanquish an evil that crawls beneath the ground itself? At what cost?

Will Tom and the Spook ever be able to return home?

Editorial Reviews

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.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A gleefully chilling, eerily familiar tale that will leave readers whistling nervously in the graveyard while eagerly awaiting the next installment.”
Horn Book (starred review)
“Anything but tame.”
VOYA - Vikki Terrile
The County is at war and the Spook's apprentice, Tom Ward; his master; and Alice return home from Greece to find the Spook's home—and his priceless library—burned to the ground. Fleeing invading soldiers, they cross the sea to the island of Mona where they must face the new threat of a "buggane," as well as that of their old foe—and Alice's mother—the witch, Bony Lizzie. There is little in this seventh installment of Delaney's series that feels new, although Tom's role, as Alice points out, is growing as his master's is fading. Mr. Gregory is not the force he once was and Tom makes more than one reference to his sadness at seeing his master so low and defeated. Delaney continues to explore what is the most interesting theme in his series: whether the fight against evil ever justifies the use of "dark" magic. By the end of the book, with the buggane (a shape-shifter that sucks out a person's life force then feasts on the shell that is left behind) and Bony Lizzie vanquished, the Spook and his young helpers realize they must next fight the Fiend (the devil himself) and contact Grimalkin, the witch assassin, for an uneasy alliance. Delaney's narrative tends to tell more than show, and consequently, this set-up for the next book in the series is quickly summarized. The pact with Grimalkin should prove fascinating and if this adequate installment is a necessary step to get there, the series' fans will happily take it. Reviewer: Vikki Terrile
Horn Book
"Anything but tame."
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
“A gleefully chilling, eerily familiar tale that will leave readers whistling nervously in the graveyard while eagerly awaiting the next installment.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A gleefully chilling, eerily familiar tale that will leave readers whistling nervously in the graveyard while eagerly awaiting the next installment.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A gleefully chilling, eerily familiar tale that will leave readers whistling nervously in the graveyard while eagerly awaiting the next installment."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061715105
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Series:
Last Apprentice Series, #7
Pages:
436
Sales rank:
634,962
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 11.06(h) x 1.46(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

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

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Rise of the Huntress (Last Apprentice Series #7) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Lieren More than 1 year ago
Rise of the Huntress will not disappoint any of Joseph Delaney's fans. It is one of the best books in the series. I have each book in this series and love them all. This book follows Clash of the Demons in this series. Tom, Alice, and the Spook go home after a hard battle in Greece. The Spook's house and library have been destroyed by soldiers. Wanting to escape the county, the three have to go to an island called Mona. However, they soon discover that they will have to fight another battle. Alice's mother, Bony Lizzie, a powerful witch who has escaped from the Spook's pit in his garden. She has gone to the island of Mona too. It isn't long before Lizzie starts planning trouble of her own. There is also another man on the island who is powerful himself. He knows of a secret that any evil being would like to control. Needless to say, Tom, Alice, and the Spook have to stop Lizzie and the evil man. I really like Tom, Alice, and the Spook. I can't wait to see what happens to Tom and Alice in this series. I hope everything works out for them. It is sad to read about the Spook, John Gregory, because his life is coming to an end soon. After all Tom is John Gregory's last apprentice. The ending is exciting and no reader of this series will be disappointed. The pace is fast, scary, and the plot creative in a clever way. Delaney is an excellent writer and I love this series. When it ends, I will be sad.
seanpshurbet More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading "The Rise of the Huntress" and it did not disappoint. The book is dark and the hope that is present at the beginning of the series is slowly being removed because of the dark's rise to power and the fiend's presence within the world. After reading the last few pages of this book I literally became depressed because I knew I was going to have to wait for book 8. I highly recommend this series to anyone that enjoys a darker tale of humanities struggle over evil. Finally, I would like to point out that the author shows how ignorance can lead to evil and often do cruel things that would even make the dark would scratch it's chin and think, "dang, now that is messed up".
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Time line and story foe is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What would you do if you knew that things would never be the same again? If you lost everything, including centuries of knowledge and handwritten books? That’s exactly what happened to the Spook, his apprentice Tom Ward, and Alice. After coming home, to a land continuously invaded by enemy soldiers, and seeing nothing but ashes, having nothing but the clothes on their back and one book that survived the fires, they immediately departed. They left for a little known island, Mona. The islanders there retaliate against refugees, and try to send them away. Unfortunately, Tom and Alice were mistaken as witches, and are taken away sentenced to death. Then, a powerful, dangerous dark witch comes and declares revenge on the Spook. This meant the end of it all, unless they could stop it. Do they beat the witch? Can they escape with their lives? Read the Rise of the Huntress, book 7 of 12 of the Last Apprentice series, by Joseph Delaney to find out. I highly recommend this book, it was a delightfully frightening tale of life, or death. Maggie W.
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Goes wright along with series. Can also read as individual book.
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Awesomw
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TheElizabethP More than 1 year ago
New series tor me, interesting read.
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This whole series is just great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay.... runs off and yells back. You can help loads of people by not fighting nd breaking hearts!
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Lets just say this book is wonderful!
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