Slither (Last Apprentice Series #11)
  • Slither (Last Apprentice Series #11)
  • Slither (Last Apprentice Series #11)

Slither (Last Apprentice Series #11)

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by Joseph Delaney
     
 

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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

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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.”—www.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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062192363
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Series:
Last Apprentice Series , #11
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
13,980
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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