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In the eighth installment of the Last Apprentice series – Rage of the Fallen by Joseph Delaney, Tom – a spook’s apprentice, his master Old Gregory, and his best friend Alice (who also happens to be a witch) have all fled from the evil forces pursuing them to the wild lands of Ireland. There, they continue to fight the Dark – facing new and more dangerous creatures than they have encountered before including the Old God Pan himself. Alice also faces the strongest threat to her very soul as she gets drawn deeper into her dark side while trying to protect Tom.
If you’re a fan of supernatural adventure for tweens and teens, you may enjoy the Last Apprentice series, also known as the Spook’s Apprentice in the author’s native U.K. According to the author’s blog on the U.K. series website, filming of the first book of the series should start soon and will be called “The Seventh Son.” If you are already a fan of the series, the blog also gives a peek at the next five books to come which will complete the set.
Although these books are more gory, scary and grim than the likes of Goosebumps or Harry Potter, each story continues to hold out hope like a beacon to readers rooting for good to vanquish evil.