Slither (Last Apprentice Series #11)

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The eleventh volume in the spine-tingling, best-selling Last Apprentice series. In Slither, Joseph Delaney takes us far from the County, to a land where a spook has never set foot and terrifying creatures of the dark thrive. Slither is one of these monsters, and Book Eleven is his story.

Slither has never heard of Tom Ward, or the Spook, or Alice Deane. He thirsts for blood. He takes it from whatever he wants, animal or human. And he has his eye set on the home of a farmer and ...

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Overview

The eleventh volume in the spine-tingling, best-selling Last Apprentice series. In Slither, Joseph Delaney takes us far from the County, to a land where a spook has never set foot and terrifying creatures of the dark thrive. Slither is one of these monsters, and Book Eleven is his story.

Slither has never heard of Tom Ward, or the Spook, or Alice Deane. He thirsts for blood. He takes it from whatever he wants, animal or human. And he has his eye set on the home of a farmer and his three daughters. With his dying breath, the farmer offers Slither a bargain: if Slither will take his two youngest daughters to safety, the eldest daughter is his. A journey of horrors begins . . . and along the way Slither meets the fearsome witch Grimalkin, who is still searching for a way to destroy the Fiend for good.

The eleventh volume in the series that inspired the major motion picture Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, and Ben Barnes.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the Last Apprentice series:“Without doubt the best ongoing fantasy series.”—fantasybookreview.co.uk“Continues to be one of the best written [series] of the last several years.”
VOYA - Vikki Terrile
The eleventh book in Delaney's interminable series introduces Slither, a Kobalos mage who farms a territory in order to dine on the bodies of the humans who live there. When he receives three human girls as part of a trade made with a dying man, he begins to doubt his own powers even as he must face his world's most challenging foes. This is a disturbing book; not scary as a work of horror for teens, just deeply unsettling in its depiction of women. Human women are enslaved by the Kobalos—kept on chain leashes, held in pens to bear Kobalos offspring, and tortured until the Kobalos can no longer resist them and consumer their bodies. There is also a graphic description of how the Kobalos women were brutally massacred in a genocide dismissed by Slither as a "time of temporary insanity." Grimalkin, the witch assassin, turns up in this new land, helps Slither prevail, and also frees the human slaves. The first-person narrative shifts between Slither and occasionally Nessa, the oldest human girl, without any notation that the change has happened. Nessa's narratives add little to the story, so the momentary confusion at the start of each chapter is both annoying and unnecessary. In addition, there are enough Kobalos words to necessitate frequent asides in the narrative and a fourteen-page glossary. Grimalkin's adventures here further her quest to help Tom defeat the Fiend, but even the presence of the most interesting character in the series is not enough to make this creepy novel worth recommending. Reviewer: Vikki Terrile
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Praise for the Last Apprentice series:“Without doubt the best ongoing fantasy series.”—www.fantasybookreview.co.uk“Continues to be one of the best written [series] of the last several years.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062192349
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/22/2013
  • Series: Last Apprentice Series , #11
  • Pages: 397
  • Sales rank: 189,130
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Shear genius

    I love when you can see an author spin a tail ( slither and the 3 sisters ) that seems so far from the original story, then it comes around full circle. Slither is a rat like creature who has been trading with a farmer for years. Just before the farmer dies he makes one last trade with slither,take the two younger girls to live with their aunt and uncle and he gets to keep the oldest Nessa. Slither gave his word to the dying farmer and he intended to keep it. On their journey they encounter trouble around every corner. Nessa who he intends to sell where she will be bled or eaten has saved his life from his own people,causing him to kill an assasin and the leader of a hostel. Now he is being hunted. He reaches Valkary , the main rat city , he meets up with the most unlikely ally who saves him and the 3 girls from certain death. To find out who, you'll have to read it and find out. Trust me you will not be disappointed. I loved this book. I loved the whole series. Keep it up joseph delaney can't wait for the next book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    Great series

    I really liked the book series. But i might be crazy because i didn't like it as much as the others. I really like to read them at night because the are a little spooky. I still recomend this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Yes! Another book!

    I was so sad when the I finished the last book. Finally this one! And more to come? Yes! :DD

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    The next book.

    The next book is called I Am Alice. It comes out on september 3rd, 2013. You can guess what its about...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Ya!

    While some may be hesitant to read this book since it does not include Tom, Alice or the Spook, it is well worth your time. An exiting well writtin continuation of the series, this book introduces new charactors and brings back some old ones. I suspect that the "Last Apprentice" series has many more books to come after this. Keep going people!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Cant wait to read it

    I hope its a really good book but i know it will be because all the other books ive said that its even better than the one before

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I must have

    I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I must have been in a weird mood the day I entered the giveaway because horror novels are SO not my thing. It took almost a year of staring at it on my shelf before I decided to bite the bullet and read it.

    This is the eleventh book in a series, but as far as I can tell, it is only loosely connected with the rest of the books and can be read on it's own. It is told from alternating point of views between Slither, a Kobalos creature, and Nessa, the girl he inherits from a trade with her father. Trade is very important to Slither and his people, so he does his best to honor the bargain he struck with the girl's father. The thing I like about Slither is that he never pretends to be something other than the beast he is. He is a blood thirsty monster, and he doesn't apologize for it. I like the respect and almost friendship/alliance that he and Nessa develop. It makes them both grow as characters. Nessa proves to be brave and selfless almost to a fault. She defends and protects her two younger sisters at her own risk and peril, even when they don't really deserve it.

    Now, this is a horror book. It is full of declarations of blood lust and dire intentions. There are gruesome fights and lots of beheadings. Horror tends to either scare me to death or bore me to death. I will admit that the constant yearning for blood and intents to carve flesh caused me some boredom and more than a few eye rolls. But the rest of the story I actually liked. The characters were interesting. Their journey was intense and I was fascinated by the customs and traditions of the Kobalos.

    Recommended for teens ages 14 and up that like horror and fantasy.

    Content: Horror, blood and guts, violence, disturbing scenes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Great

    Loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    I locw I love it but...

    I dont know if this is the best one yet , but in my opinion its pretty good. People dont really understand that the reviews are not for chatting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    Bad

    Skip this one its horrible

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    To more so about the movie

    I KNOW RIGHT?!?! I AM PISSED!!!!! but the one good thing is my sister will watch it and if she likes it she will read the books :3

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    {¿:

    Ggg

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Awesome

    Love the seires love the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    More so about the movie.....

    I just watched the preview of the movie and sooooooooo not happy..... it doesn't seem anything like the book:(. I have such mixed emotions about it that at this point I'm not sure i even want to watch it #booksarealwaysbetterthenthemoives

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Flamingstar

    What happened? Srry wifi probs. :(

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Strongheart...

    Are you saying im bad if so kick me out. Well bye then u were a good cat and ill miss u.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Slither is the best so far

    Read it you will love it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    What is the nex book

    This book was great. Never preorder a book on the nook it was supposed to come ou Janurary 22 but I just got it on February 15, collossil fail. Does any body know what the nex book is? OMG i cant wait. I wonder if the spook and tom will end up finding a way to destroythe fiend for good. I thought that it was going to happen in this book but obiously it did not.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    I only discovered this series of books in 2012 and have enjoyed reading them despite the age gap between the "targeted audience" and myself. I've read other reviews that compare it to the Harry Potter series, but while it was enjoyable to watch Harry and company grow up, it is more enjoyable to follow the Spook and his Apprentice.

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