Best Selling Books by Joseph Delaney

Joseph Delaney is the author of The Last Apprentice: Clash of the Demons (Book 6) (2011), The Last Apprentice: Rage of the Fallen (Book 8) (2011), A New Darkness (2014), The Spook's Blood (2012) and other 133 books.

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The Last Apprentice: Clash of the Demons (Book 6)

release date: Dec 13, 2011
The Last Apprentice: Clash of the Demons (Book 6)
"You can''t make alliances with witches and suchlike and hope to avoid being drawn toward the dark." As the Spook''s apprentice, Thomas Ward''s first duty is to protect the County from ghosts, boggarts, and other dangerous creatures. But now his mother has come back from her homeland to seek his help. One of the most dangerous of the old witches, Ordeen, is about to return to earth, bringing with her suffering and devastation. Tom''s mother has mustered a powerful army—including Tom''s friend Alice, the Pendle witches, and the assassin Grimalkin—to confront Ordeen. If Tom joins them, the Spook will refuse to take Tom back as his apprentice. What sacrifices will be made in the battle against the dark?

The Last Apprentice: Rage of the Fallen (Book 8)

release date: Apr 19, 2011
The Last Apprentice: Rage of the Fallen (Book 8)
A dangerous few months lie ahead—ones which some of us will be hard-pressed to survive. Thomas Ward has served as the Spook''s apprentice for three years. He has battled boggarts, witches, demons, and even the devil himself. Tom has enemies: The Fiend stalks him, waiting for a moment of weakness. The terrifying Morrigan, goddess of witches, warned him never to step foot on her homeland, Ireland. But now war has consumed their own country, and Tom, his friend Alice, and the Spook must flee to Ireland. The dark rages strongly there. No one can be trusted. Can Tom defeat the creatures that hunt him most fiercely?

A New Darkness

release date: Sep 02, 2014
A New Darkness
The first book in a chilling new trilogy from the author of the internationally bestselling Last Apprentice series! Tom Ward is an apprentice no longer—he is a full-fledged spook battling boggarts, witches, and other creatures of the dark. A New Darkness is the first in a three-book arc that introduces brand-new readers to Joseph Delaney''s haunting world. Tom Ward is the Spook, the one person who can defend the county from bloodthirsty creatures of the dark. But he''s only seventeen, and his apprenticeship was cut short when his master died in battle. No one trusts Tom''s skill, not until he''s proven himself. And a fifteen-year-old girl named Jenny knows more about the three mysterious deaths in the county than Tom does. She is a seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, and she wants to be Tom''s first apprentice—even though a female spook is unheard of. Together, Tom and Jenny will uncover the grave danger heading straight toward the county, and they''ll team up with a witch assassin to confront it. A New Darkness begins a three-book arc that will introduce new readers to Joseph Delaney''s deliciously scary imagination, and electrify his longtime fans. A New Darkness is perfect for every reader who loves thrills, chills, action, and adventure—no prior knowledge of The Last Apprentice series is necessary! The Last Apprentice series, the first internationally bestselling series about Tom Ward, is now 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.

The Spook's Blood

release date: Jun 07, 2012
The Spook's Blood
The Spook''s Blood is the tenth book in Joseph Delaney''s terrifying Wardstone Chronicles – over 3 million copies sold worldwide! ''I am Siscoi, the Lord of Blood, the Drinker of Souls! Obey me now or you will suffer as few have suffered.'' Thomas Ward''s final battle with the Fiend is drawing near, but he has never felt more alone in his task. Isolated and afraid, Tom must risk his life against a ferocious vampire god, even as he learns that the final destruction of the Fiend may involve a sacrifice more terrible than he can imagine . . .

Ghost Prison

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Ghost Prison
Once I felt someone touch the back of my neck. It felt like the tip of an ice-cold finger. But when I turned to look there was nobody there. Night falls, the moon rises, and fifteen-year-old Billy starts his first night as a prison guard. But this is no ordinary prison. There are haunted cells that can''t be used, whispers and cries in the night...and the dreaded Witch Well. Billy is warned to stay away from the prisoner down in the Witch Well. But what prison could be so frightening? Billy is about to find out... Praise of Joseph Delaney: "Delaney''s mastery of suspense will grip even reluctant readers with his dramatic, beautifully paced proses."—The Times (London) "The Last Apprentice series continues to be one of the best written of the last several years."—Booklist

The Spook's Apprentice - Play Edition

release date: Mar 27, 2014
The Spook's Apprentice - Play Edition
Joseph Delaney''s popular book, The Spook''s Apprentice, told the story of Thomas Ward, apprenticed to the local spook to help keep the county safe from the Dark. The novel is the inspiration for the movie Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes and Julianne Moore, but has now been adapted for the stage by Joseph and his son Stephen. Suitable for casts large and small, this script is ideal for use in drama groups, english lessons and school plays.

Brother Wulf: The Last Spook

release date: Jun 30, 2022
Brother Wulf: The Last Spook
Another thrilling and magical adventure from master storyteller Joseph Delaney, set in the multi-million copy bestselling world of The Spook''s Apprentice We are entering a new age of darkness. Hell has grown in power and neither priest nor Spook can do anything about it. So go home now while you can . . . Years have passed since Wulf and Tilda vanished from the County. Alice and Tom have given up hope of ever seeing them again - until a terrible enemy from the past forces them to take drastic action, and reach out through time in a bid for help. Now Wulf faces the greatest and most powerful demon who has ever walked the Dark: the Fiend. He will have to use all his powers - and gather some new ones - to have even a chance of survival . . .

The Last Apprentice: Slither (Book 11)

release date: Jan 22, 2013
The Last Apprentice: Slither (Book 11)
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 where terrifying creatures of the dark thrive. Slither is one of these monsters, and Book 11 is his tale. Slither has never heard of Tom Ward, the Spook, or Alice Deane. He thirsts for blood. He takes it from whatever he wants, animal or human. And he has his eyes 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 will meet 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.

The Last Apprentice: Lure of the Dead (Book 10)

release date: Aug 21, 2012
The Last Apprentice: Lure of the Dead (Book 10)
The tenth book in the internationally best-selling fantasy adventure series that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture Seventh Son. Back at home, but in no less danger, Tom will face a tragic love story, an unforgivable sacrifice, and a new creature of the dark that terrorizes a village with its thirst for blood. Tom Ward, the Spook''s apprentice, and his master have bound the Fiend at last. But now Tom must use his powers as the seventh son of a seventh son to put an end to the source of evil once and for all. When the Spook is captured by bloodthirsty creatures of the dark, Tom must vanquish a god, avenge his master, and protect the person he loves most—Alice—from himself. 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. It''s a suspenseful thrill-ride that''s "spine-tingling" (Publishers Weekly) and "anything but tame" (Horn Book). But don''t read it after dark!

The Last Apprentice: Night of the Soul Stealer (Book 3)

release date: Dec 06, 2011
The Last Apprentice: Night of the Soul Stealer (Book 3)
It''s going to be a long, hard, cruel winter. And there couldn''t be a worse place to spend it than up on Anglezarke. Thomas Ward is the apprentice for the local Spook, who captures witches and drives away ghosts. As the weather gets colder and the nights draw in, the Spook receives an unexpected visitor. Tom doesn''t know who the stranger is or what he wants, but the Spook suddenly decides it''s time to travel to his winter house, Anglezarke. Tom has heard it will be a bleak, forbidding place, and that menacing creatures are starting to stir somewhere on the moors nearby. Can anything prepare Tom for what he finds there? What if the rumors about the evil beast called the Golgoth are true? And how much danger will Tom be in if the secrets the Spook has been trying to hide from the world are revealed?

The Beast Awakens

release date: May 03, 2018
The Beast Awakens
The first book in a horrifying new fantasy sequence from Joseph Delaney, the internationally multi-million-selling author of The Spook''s Apprentice. They heard shouting, and cries of fear. Crafty looked down the slope and realised what had happened to cause so much panic. Without warning, the dark wall of the Shole had advanced. Crafty can''t remember a time before the Shole - the terrifying mist that has engulfed most of Britain, leaving those trapped in it to either die or be transformed into terrifying monsters: the aberrations. Crafty has been stuck in his family''s cellar for nearly a year, his only companions his restless, whispering dead brothers, and an unusually friendly aberration he names the Bog Queen. But then Crafty''s life abruptly changes. He is ordered to report to the Castle, where he will train as a gate grub - operators of magical portals that allow the mysterious guild of Gatemancers to explore within the Shole. It is a dangerous job, with a very short life expectancy... To survive, Crafty will have to use every inch of his cunning - whatever the cost.

The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye (Book 5)

release date: Dec 06, 2011
The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye (Book 5)
Thomas Ward has spent two years as the Spook''s apprentice. He''s faced unimaginable peril, and survived. But a new danger has emerged: an ancient water witch, Bloodeye, is roaming the County intent on destroying everything in her path. To strengthen his skills, Tom is sent to the far north to train with the demanding Bill Arkwright. Arkwright lives in a haunted mill on the edge of a treacherous marsh, and his training methods prove to be harsh and sometimes cruel. Will Tom''s new bag of tricks be enough to overcome a critical mistake that leaves him confronting Bloodeye on his own?

Last Apprentice 3-Book Collection

release date: Jun 03, 2014
Last Apprentice 3-Book Collection
The first three volumes of the internationally bestselling Last Apprentice series! Thomas Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son. He is destined to battle the creatures of the dark: witches, boggarts, ghosts, and more. And he will, as the apprentice to the local Spook. But can he survive when so many apprentices have failed? This ebook collection of the acclaimed series that inspired the major motion picture Seventh Son includes Book One: Revenge of the Witch; Book Two: Curse of the Bane; and Book Three: Night of the Soul Stealer.

Spook's 13: The Spook's Revenge

release date: Apr 24, 2014
Spook's 13: The Spook's Revenge
''He''s the seventh son of a seventh son. His name is Thomas J. Ward and he''s my gift to the County. When he''s old enough we''ll send you word. Train him well. He''ll be the best apprentice you''ve ever had and he''ll also be your last.'' These were the words of Tom''s Mam to the county Spook some years ago. As Tom, the Spook and their allies prepare to battle with the Fiend on a huge scale, to finally enact their revenge, it now remains to be seen whether Mam''s declaration will come true.

The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch (Book 1)

release date: Dec 06, 2011
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch (Book 1)
Capturing witches Binding boggarts Driving away ghosts For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried–some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive. Only Thomas Ward is left. He''s the last hope; the last apprentice. Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook''s warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county ... ?

The Last Apprentice: Grimalkin the Witch Assassin (Book 9)

release date: Apr 17, 2012
The Last Apprentice: Grimalkin the Witch Assassin (Book 9)
"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?

Brother Wulf: Wulf's Bane

release date: May 06, 2021
Brother Wulf: Wulf's Bane
The next thrilling and magical adventure set in the multi million copy bestselling world of The Spook''s Apprentice. Wulf has left behind his life in the monastery and is now the Apprentice to Spook Johnson, assisting him in protecting the County from denizens of the dark - which mainly involves Wulf acting as bait. But Wulf is captured by Hrothgar, a giant with abilities to conjure subservient creatures - or tulpas - from his imagination. And he strongly suspects that Wulf has these abilities too . . . Wulf begrudgingly begins training with his new master, but meanwhile, something dangerous is afoot in the County. Wulf''s old friends, Tom and Alice, have been imprisoned by an all-powerful witch and her brain sucking minions. And together with Tilda, Tom and Alice''s daughter, he needs to rescue them from Circe''s enchanted lair before it''s too late...

The Last Apprentice: I Am Alice (Book 12)

release date: Sep 03, 2013
The Last Apprentice: I Am Alice (Book 12)
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.

Spook's 03. The Dark Assassin

release date: Jan 05, 2017
Spook's 03. The Dark Assassin
The third chilling instalment in the new Spook''s legend . . . An assassin lurks in the darkness between earth and oblivion - but who are they, and what is their mission? The people of the County live in fear of the beasts bent on bringing the war to their home. How can they possibly hope to survive when their fearsome enemies are fortified with the power of a god? Could the creature that moves in the darkness be the saviour the County seeks? Praise for A New Darkness: ''A solid, suspenseful, and spooky adventure'' Publishers Weekly Praise for The Dark Army: ''Unbeatable stuff for readers who like to be terrified!'' Andrea Reece, lovereading4kids

The Last Apprentice: Fury of the Seventh Son (Book 13)

release date: Apr 15, 2014
The Last Apprentice: Fury of the Seventh Son (Book 13)
The thirteenth—and final—book in the internationally bestselling fantasy adventure series that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture Seventh Son. Finally, Tom Ward, the spook''s last apprentice, will confront the Fiend for the last time. A stunning conclusion to the acclaimed series! Tom Ward has battled boggarts, ghasts, witches, dark gods, and the most terrifying creatures to roam the earth. He''s allied with the witch assassin Grimalkin, with a powerful boggart, and with Alice . . . the young witch who is also his true love. And he has kept one step ahead of the Fiend, the most evil being in the world. Now he will vanquish the Fiend once and for all. But it will require a terrible sacrifice: not everyone Tom cares about will survive the final battle. 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. It''s a suspenseful thrill ride that''s "spine-tingling" (Publishers Weekly) and "anything but tame" (Horn Book). But don''t read it after dark!

Construction Program Management

release date: Jul 22, 2013
Construction Program Management
Although construction is one of the largest industries in the United States, it lags behind other industries in its implementation of modern management techniques such as those contained in the Standard for Program Management (the Standard) by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Construction Program Management details the successful use of the PMI® approach for the construction of capital programs. It demonstrates, through case studies, how implementation of PMI’s set of tools and techniques can improve the chances of program success. Exploring tactical and strategic management methods, the book outlines a structured, process-based approach to construction program management that leverages structure to bring order to what can otherwise feel like an overwhelming challenge. The opening chapter focuses on basic definitions of project management and program management—highlighting their similarities and differences. A summary review of the Standard describes how these management concepts can be applied to capital construction programs. Explains how to apply the principles of PMI®’s Standard for Program Management to construction programs Describes the difference between leadership (strategic) and management (tactical) skills Compares and contrasts the program management principles included in the PMI® Body of Knowledge with those of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA®) Through the use of case studies this book provides students, practitioners, and stakeholders with a guided tour through each phase of the program management life cycle. Using language that is easy to understand, the book shows that with the right team, the right leader, and the proper implementation of the steps outlined, all programs can obtain true success.

The Dark Army

release date: Sep 20, 2016
The Dark Army
The second book in a new trilogy from Joseph Delaney, the author of the internationally best-selling Last Apprentice series. Tom Ward is now spook of the county, and with his apprentice, Jenny, he continues the fight against boggarts, witches, and terrifying new creatures of the dark. Together with the witch assassin, Grimalkin, Tom and Jenny lead an army into battle against a dangerous enemy—but it all goes catastrophically wrong. The situation seems hopeless until Alice—Tom’s lost love and a powerful witch—appears. But Alice had turned to the dark: can Tom trust her now? Joseph Delaney’s deliciously scary imagination continues Tom’s saga, introducing new readers to the struggle against the encroaching dark and taking longtime fans back to familiar settings, where they will find old friends—and old enemies. Perfect for every reader who loves thrills, chills, action, and adventure—no prior knowledge of the Last Apprentice series is necessary!

The Last Apprentice: Attack of the Fiend (Book 4)

release date: Dec 06, 2011
The Last Apprentice: Attack of the Fiend (Book 4)
"I see your future clearly. Your master will be dead, and you will be alone. It would be better if you had never been born." Thomas Ward is the apprentice for the local Spook, who banishes boggarts and drives away ghosts. But now a new danger is threatening Tom''s world: the witches are rising and the three most powerful clans are uniting in order to conjure an unimaginable evil. Tom and the Spook set out to stop the witches before they unleash the demon. But when Tom finds himself on his own, he wonders if he has the courage and cunning to defeat the most powerful enemy he has ever encountered.

Spook's - Alice

release date: Feb 01, 2014
Spook's - Alice
For years Alice has fought side by side with the Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward. But now she is alone - in the realm of the dark. And the creatures she has helped to banish there have the chance to take their revenge. Alice musk seek the final weapon needed to detroy the Fiend. But can she prevent the darkness from taking her over completely?

The Spook's Sacrifice

release date: Jan 02, 2014
The Spook's Sacrifice
The Spook''s Sacrifice is the sixth book in Joseph Delaney''s terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide! ''Witches, Mam? We''ve made an alliance with witches?'' As the Spook''s apprentice, Tom''s first duty is to protect the County from the dark. But now Mam needs his help in her homeland of Greece to rise up against one of the Old Gods, the Ordeen. But what secret is Mam keeping from Tom? And what sacrifices must be made in the battle against the dark?

Spook's: Alice

release date: Jun 06, 2013
Spook's: Alice
Over the years, Alice has fought evil side by side with the Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward. But now Alice is alone – in the realm of the dark. And the creatures she has helped to banish there, now have the chance to take their revenge. Alice must seek the final weapon needed to destroy the Fiend for good. If she fails, the world will fall into despair and darkness. If she succeeds, it means facing her own death at the hands of her dearest friend. But can she prevent the darkness from overtaking her over completely . . . ?

The Last Apprentice: The Seventh Apprentice

release date: Jan 06, 2015
The Last Apprentice: The Seventh Apprentice
A blood-curdling original novella from the world of the internationally bestselling fantasy adventure series that inspired the major motion picture Seventh Son! This short novella stars the Spook''s seventh apprentice, a boy named Will Johnson. Will is a seventh son of a seventh son, the perfect candidate to train as the Spook''s apprentice . . . but Will is lazy. Mr. Gregory is giving him one last chance to shape up or be sent home. When Mr. Gregory leaves to deal with some boggarts, he tells Will to catch up on his notes, practice throwing his silver chain, and not to take on any spook business of his own—under any circumstances. But when the pig butcher''s son rings the Spook''s bell, panicked because a witch has his father, can Will really ignore him? In The Seventh Apprentice, Joseph Delaney packs all of the terror and gore of the Last Apprentice series into a short novella. The Last Apprentice series is now 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. It''s a suspenseful thrill ride that''s "spine-tingling" (Publishers Weekly) and "anything but tame" (Horn Book). But don''t read it after dark! Epic Reads Impulse is a digital imprint with new releases each month.

The Last Apprentice: The Spook's Tale

release date: Dec 06, 2011
The Last Apprentice: The Spook's Tale
The Last Apprentice series follows the terrifying adventures of the Spook''s apprentice, Thomas Ward. But Tom''s is only one story. There are others. . . . The Spook himself was once an apprentice. How did he begin his training? And what of Alice, the young witch who is Tom''s closest ally? How did she overcome her dark past? What did the witch assassin Grimalkin do to become the most deadly and feared witch in the county? And, collected in a gallery of horrors, discover the rest of the county''s menacing villains and relive the vicious battles waged against them. Enter a land where creatures of the dark creep out of the shadows. Do you dare?

The Spook's Battle

release date: Jan 01, 2014
The Spook's Battle
The Spook''s Battle is the fourth book in Joseph Delaney''s terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide! ''I see your future clearly. Your master will be dead, and you will be alone.'' The Spook and his apprentice protect the County from the dark, but not a terrible danger threatens. The witches are rising and the three most powerful clans are uniting to conjure an unimaginable evil - the Devil himself. If they succeed, will Tom and his master have the courage to defeat the most powerful enemy of all . . . ?

The Spook's Nightmare

release date: Jan 01, 2014
The Spook's Nightmare
The Spook''s Nightmare is the seventh book in Joseph Delaney''s terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide! ''I stood there, terrified. My master was about to die.'' The County is facing dark times, and the Spook is being haunted by terrifying dreams. With his precious library burned to the ground and his old enemy, Bony Lizzie, free once again, things are falling apart. As nightmares turn real, the Spook''s powers seem to be waning just when he needs them the most. Can Tom, the Spook''s apprentice, face the dark alone?

Spook's Slither's Tale

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Spook's Slither's Tale
Slither''s Tale is the eleventh book in Joseph Delaney''s terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide! ''My name is Slither, and before my tale is finished you''ll find out why . . .'' Slither preys upon humans, gorging upon their blood while they sleep. But a desperate farmer needs Slither to save the lives of his two youngest girls. In return he can have the eldest daughter, Nessa, to do with as he wishes. Slither''s promise takes him and Nessa on a treacherous journey - and into the path of Grimalkin, the terrifying witch assassin . . .

The Spook's Destiny

release date: Jan 01, 2014
The Spook's Destiny
The Spook''s Destiny is the eighth book in Joseph Delaney''s terrifying Wardstone Chronicles - over 3 million copies sold worldwide! ''You belong to the blade now. You''ll belong to it until the day you die . . .'' Tom, the Spook''s Apprentice, has travelled to Ireland, where he must tackle a group of evil mages. His dangerous mission leads him to the Destiny Blade - a sword with a dark side, and a thirst for blood. Could this new weapon give him a fighting chance against the Fiend? And dare he accept the help of Grimalkin, the terrifying witch assassin?

The Last Apprentice: Seventh Son

release date: Dec 23, 2014
The Last Apprentice: Seventh Son
Book 1 and Book 2 of the best-selling fantasy adventure series that inspired the forthcoming major motion picture Seventh Son! Read Book 1, Revenge of the Witch, and Book 2, Curse of the Bane, in one volume! A major motion picture phenomenon and an international bestseller, The Last Apprentice will haunt you—and terrify you—and keep you coming back for more. This volume includes Book 1, Revenge of the Witch, and Book 2, Curse of the Bane, of the Last Apprentice series. Only the Spook has the knowledge and skill to face ghosts, bind witches, and bargain with boggarts. Now he needs an apprentice—Tom Ward, who is the seventh son of a seventh son. Other apprentices have come before. All have failed, or fled, or died. Will Tom learn what they could not? Can he trust anyone, even his one true love? He will find out—and soon, for the dark is getting powerful, and the Spook''s time has come. Will Tom survive to carry on his master''s battle? Will he be the Last Apprentice? 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. The Last Apprentice series is "tantalizingly creepy" (Publishers Weekly), and "anything but tame" (Horn Book). But don''t read it after dark!

Seventh Son

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Seventh Son
"The powers of evil are strengthening, and only one man holds them back. Now that man needs an apprentice. Tom Ward is the seventh son of a seventh son, and he has been chosen. When one of the world''s most malevolent witches escapes, Tom will face his first test. Many apprentices have come before. They have failed, or fled, or died. If Tom succeeds--and if he survives--he''ll be the last apprentice"--Page 4 of cover.

The Wardstone Chronicles

release date: Jan 01, 2009
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