Do you like scary? Then this one’s for you.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Tom, the youngest brother in a big family, is never going to inherit his father’s farm. However, as the seventh son of a seventh son, he is qualified to become the Spook’s apprentice. The Spook is a feared man who rids the County of things that go bump (and worse) in the night. Tom works hard for the Spook, learning how to bind boggarts in pits of salt and iron, the different kinds of witches (benign and malevelant) and how ghasts are mostly harmless, even if they were murderers during their lives.
But Tom ignores the Spook’s instructions to stay away from girls with pointy shoes when he meets Alice. And this little mistake sets off a chain of events that has Tom fighting not only for his life, but for the lives of those he loves as well.
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Revenge of the Witch is also the first in the Last Apprentice series. Here’s a link to the rest of the series.