Attack of the Fiend

Attack of the Fiend 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 dri

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 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.

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Attack of the Fiend

  1. Joseph Delaney is a full time writer living in Lancashire, in the heart of Boggart territory He first got the idea for the Wardstone Chronicles series when he moved to the village where he lives now and discovered there was a local boggart a man like me needs boggarts around He made a note in his notebook a story about a man who hunts boggarts and years later when he had to come up with an idea at short notice developed this into The Spook s Apprentice , the first book in the series.He continues to draw upon the folklore of Lancashire and has acquired much local knowledge over the years which he tweaks and modifies to create his fictional world Another source of inspiration has been Lancashire s varied and atmospheric landscape Many of the locations in the County are based on actual places in Lancashire In the early days of his writing career Joseph worked as a teacher at a Sixth Form College his subjects were English, Film and Media Studies He used to get up early and write every morning before work That way he could write a book a year which promptly got rejected When the Americans bought the series he decided to give up teaching and write full time Prior to teaching he worked as an engineer in his twenties, completing an apprenticeship just like Tom Ward in the spook s books.Joseph describes his method of writing as a process of discovery He doesn t plot too far ahead and often doesn t know what is going to happen until he writes it down In other words he makes it up as he goes along He prefers writing dialogue to description, in which he says he is a minimalist and leaves much to the reader s imagination He has a new series underway, Arena 13 This is a complete departure from the world of ghosts, ghasts and boggarts and centres on a young boy called Leith and surprisingly, an Arena and an evil creature called Hob Joseph has three children and nine grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events.The Spook s Apprentice, The Spook s Curse and The Spook s Secret have all been shortlisted for the Lancashire children s Book for the Year Award The Spook s Apprentice is the winner of both the Sefton Book Award and the Hampshire Book Awardom publisher s website

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  1. It is time for the Spook and his apprentice to finally try to do something about the big looming problem evil witches stronghold in the Country must be taken care of The good news the witches are divided into three powerful clans that are too busy with infighting to do real evil The bad news they already united once for a time when facing a real danger The unbelievably bad news the mentioned danger was represented by none other than the Spook, so there is no love lost between them and the witche [...]

  2. 7.5 10Another enjoyable outing in this series which keeps on impressing This is the fourth in the series and each one has been consistently good The only negative I could say is that there hasn t been a great deal of character development throughout but for the type of books these are and the audience they are aimed at i.e not me you can t really knock it They seem to follow a similar formula in each one but if it ain t broke don t fix it.The stakes are raised somewhat in this outing with Tom, t [...]

  3. Up to this point I ve liked this series, and I didn t really dislike this one It was however a bit waring before it tied up.One of my friends here on observed that her only complaint with the series was that Tom didn t develop At the time I was only 3 books in and took the view I d wait and see So far I d only covered about a year in Tom s life This is the 4th book in the series, and right out of the gate so to speak Tom pretty much makes the same mistake he made in the first volume.Oh well.This [...]

  4. This is the 4th book in the Last Apprentice series by Joseph Delaney Wow was this an excellent book After hearing over and over about how bad things are in Pindle Tom and the Spook are finally going to go there to deal with the witch problem for good Alice is along to help them, using all her witchy knowledge for good Nothing goes as planned though when the witches strike first at the place Tom is most vulnerable Will they be able to root out all the witches Will the witches raise the devil hims [...]

  5. Tom un annesin b rakt sand klar, Pendle cad lar , cad lar aras ndaki sava ve cad lar aras nda kurulmaya al lan ittifak K sacas dolu mu dolu bir kitap oldu Yazar nabz hep y ksek tuttu ve son sayfalara kadar tempo hi d medi Kitaba yeni karakterlerde eklenmi ti ve bunlar n baz lar n serinin devam nda da g rece iz muhtemelen.Hayaletin Sava kesinlikle g zel bir kitapt , ben be endim, di er kitaplardan daha ok sevdim ve serinin geri kalan n da merak ediyorum zellikle kitab n sonunda ya anan son olayla [...]

  6. The Spook s Battle, the fourth book in The Wardstone Chronicles, was action packed and fast paced, whilst still being very plot driven and fun to read In saying that, it still fell short of the 4 star rating that I gave the other books, as I wasn t completely absorbed as I had been before However, the 3 stars I ve given it is considered a high 3.The cover was really creepy and mirrors what the story tells within, because pretty much from the first few pages I was over come with a feeling of drea [...]

  7. Another solid installment in the continuing adventures of Tom Ward This book worked less well as a stand alone, mostly because the characters mainly fail to achieve the goals they set for themselves at the beginning And when there is success, it comes from some outside agency than from the initiative of the characters themselves.The other thing that bothered me here was, for the first time, I think this book suffered from the Red Shirt of Death syndrome I get the feeling that the last thing any [...]

  8. I ve been reading this aloud to Luke age 9 for the past several weeks We took a break here and there, but last night we had to read the final 50 pages all at once We ve been really enjoying this series which currently numbers about 8 books Sometimes I wonder if it s a bit too creepy for Luke but he s been digging it After finishing this one he said, Let s start the next book tomorrow night So far I think this book might be my favorite out of the series so far In this story our three heroes, Tom [...]

  9. Attack of the Fiend The Last Apprentice, 4 , 2007, Joseph DelaneyCharacters Mr Gregory, Thomas J Ward, Alice DeaneAbstract 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 [...]

  10. okkkkkk again, I want to reiterate my conception of this series at the horror version of Harry Potter, both are truly wonderful coming of age stories, a lot of learning, a lot of mistakes but still in the end, we see our kid hero triumph over his enemies So for book four, I just sat around reading it, without any intention of finishing it, maybe jump to a new one, or visit some previous unfinished ones, but the opening chapter seemed to capture my attention, and unknowingly I was half way throug [...]

  11. Things are certainly getting darker I really enjoy this series The adventures of Tom and The Spook are fascinating I love the idea of Tom being the apprentice for The Spook and learning the trade through experience I also love the layers of witches and that they all wear pointy shoes Alice is such a good addition to the story and I hope she stays around for a long time view spoiler I need to remember the prophecy that Tibbs relayed I see a girl, soon to be a woman The girl who will share your li [...]

  12. This books are just getting better and better I m starting to really love this characters Specially Tom.

  13. I m souring on this series The characters once again are meh There is finally a sympathetic religious character, but he ends up being a naive weakling who loses his faith when being killed by an unnatural kid monster Despite that, the fiend of the title is the devil himself being loosed by some angry witches I like the overarching story of a greater light dark battle than just the county coming fully into the plot, but I m just not liking the characters or the tone Without exception, the regula [...]

  14. I always get excited when I find that Delaney has written another book for the Last Apprentice series I also get worried How can he write about the same thing and have it not get boring Well Delaney pulls it off every time I am always on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book He has a wonderful way of writing that doesn t slow down a bit I have loved every book in this series including this one My 2 kids love them as well This time the Spook and Tom do not have to fight a witch or two but [...]

  15. The fourth installment of The Last Apprentice, Attack of the Fiend, picks up shortly after Night of the Soul Stealer, young Tomas Ward continuing his studies in the way of the Spook, that shunned wanderer who faces off against the gruesome creatures that stalk the night Now, he and his master are making their way to Pendle, where for years now three witch clans have terrorized the area, and as they make their way there, it becomes apparent that the three clans are planning something truly sinist [...]

  16. Still my favourite middle grade series so far Totally up there with The Ranger s Apprentice series.I love that the characters are real, but than that, the author takes the time to explain the 14 year old Tom s thought processes which is unnecessary in adult books, but PERFECT for this audience It really allows young readers to understand the complexities of his decisions and the morals and ethics behind it, without being preachy.Plus there are witches and boggarts and creepy stuff which is just [...]

  17. SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS 1 A very brief highlight or summary of the book Where did the story take place setting Who are the main and minor characters in the book In this part of the series, Tom was sent to be trained by Arkwright for combat skills as his formal spook is much too old for such things It was a [...]

  18. This is definitely the axis book around which the series will start to evolve and it s about time, too holy cow, this is book 4 I felt like The Spook s Battle in particular was a long time coming Why Well, we finally start to piece together Alice s background, and we also get hands on dealings with the most malevolent witches in the County After hearing about them for the better part of 3 books, I was excited to actually see them We also get insight into Tom s family dynamics, including his mys [...]

  19. I see your future clearly Your life will be sad Your master will be dead and you will be alone It would be better if you had never been born Tibb In The Last Apprentice Attack of the Fiend, the fourth book in The Last Apprentice Series, Tomas Ward continues his apprenticeship with his master, John Gregory, and ironic witch friend, Alice Deane In the last book, Tom s father past away, his mother returned to her homeland, and their oldest son, Jack, inherited the farm, except for one room This roo [...]

  20. Dylan AguilarThe Last Apprentice Attack Of The Fiend witchcraft, wizardry, goblins, ghosts, the spook, and the apprentice to deal with all them nastys This book Attack of The Fiend is an excellent book for those readers who enjoy something old in time and in the fantasy world A book that is in detail with every word getting scarier by the moment In this book in the series Tom has arrived back from a cold adventurous winter to find out that his house has been burned and his mams trunks have been [...]

  21. I m reading fast am I This is the fourth series of Joseph Delaney s The Spook Fighting against the dark, they have Having danger around them, they do Put the duty of protecting the country first, secondly is protecting their family No matter how bad the situation is, they must protect the country first.This book is mainly using action scene to describe the Spook with his apprentice fight against the witches, this fight is dangerous than anything they ve ever face before, although now the Spook [...]

  22. I have always admired the way that Delaney makes his characters realistic by including the dark and creepy atmosphere situations and the emotions it evokes Too often many young adult writers turn their characters into hardened, impervious characters who face danger without a thought of fear instead of showing that they feel fear a good portion of the time, and still keep doing what they do despite it Often, however, Delaney does go overboard with it, spending too much time dwelling on something [...]

  23. This series may be suffering a little from power creep in the sequels this one is about three covens of witches summoning Lucifer himself Although I found myself wishing Thomas spent time in these books sealing up Boggarts by himself, it s still an interesting story and Delaney has a very distinct sort of period sort of folktaley style It s often not exactly clear what the rules are when the good and bad powers interact, but I suspect it would be like that from the perspective of characters in [...]

  24. I think this is a lovely book to pick up if you enjoy horror and betrayal between friends and enemies This book it is very touching too A boy named Tom is practiced a trade that a seventh son must do and this trade puts his family in grave danger from the dark In this book his trunks are stolen and his family abducted by witches who seek what is inside the trunks So he tries to rescue his family who is in the dungeons of Malkin Tower In the way of the story the witches kept trying to take Tom s [...]

  25. Another audio book This is such a well written series And the narrator does an absolutely fantastic job of bringing the characters to life In this story, we see Thomas Ward confront all of the witch covens of Pendle as he fights to retrieve the stolen trunks he inherited from his mother filled with unknown items of power and magical interest , and end the diabolical schemes of the mysterious Wyrmbaldi who is determined to unleash the Devil himself into the world Excellent pacing, terrific charac [...]

  26. Another great instalment of the Spooks books I really enjoyed this one The story was action pretty much from the word go and carried on at a good pace throughout I really like the characters of Tom and Alice They are well written and that helps you invest in them I really enjoyed how this book digs into Tom s Mam s background as well This was exciting and intriguing and again helps with the character development I really look forward to reading the next one This one points to a few possible stor [...]

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