This is book number 7 in the Last Apprentice series.
Things can never be the same again.
After a long journey and a hard battle, the Spook and his apprentice, Tom Ward, have returned home. But the county has been overrun by enemy soldiers. The Spook’s house is in ruins, the boggart protecting it has fled, and the malicious witches imprisoned in the gardens have escaped. Tom, Alice, and the Spook must flee, too, across the ocean to the island of Mona. And it’s on Mona that this small band fighting against the dark will face an old enemy grown terrifyingly powerful. Will they be able to vanquish an evil that crawls beneath the ground itself? And at what cost?
Joseph DELANEY is the author of the internationally best-selling The Last Apprentice series, which is now a major motion picture, Seventh Son. He is a former English teacher who lives in the heart of boggart territory in Lancashire, England. His village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church.
Praise for the Last Apprentice series: “The Last Apprentice series continues to be one of the best written of the last several years.” — ALA Booklist
“This is the stuff of skin-prickling campfire stories.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Anything but tame.” — Horn Book (starred review)
“A gleefully chilling, eerily familiar tale that will leave readers whistling nervously in the graveyard while eagerly awaiting the next installment.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books