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The Last Apprentice: Grimalkin the Witch Assassin (Book 9) Hardcover – April 17, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: The Last Apprentice (Book 9)
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1 edition (April 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062082078
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062082077
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Joseph Delaney lives in Lancashire, England, in the middle of boggart territory.


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Joseph Delaney formerly taught media and film studies at a high school in Blackpool, England. He lives with his family in Lancashire, in the middle of boggart territory.

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The book kept you wanting to read to find out what happens.
Brenda Krisher
I really enjoy Joseph Delaney's books for their fast pace story telling with superb characters.
LSV-Shawn
I love this series I think this book is one of my favorites in the series.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By LSV-Shawn on April 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I really enjoy Joseph Delaney's books for their fast pace story telling with superb characters. He has managed to capture my attention in his newest book from page 2! Unlike the other 8 books of the main series it takes on the voice of Grimalkin the Witch Assassin. I was unsure if I was going to enjoy the book because it isn't narrated by Tom Ward, but J. Delaney really impressed me! This book continues the story line while adding depth to the "Last Apprentice" universe. It is an all-around win. Plus the price is great for a hardback!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Arlene French on April 30, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I love this series! I must admit, when I learned that this book would be through a different character's perspective, I had my doubts abou if it would be as good as the other 8 books in the series. But boy did it surprise me! Grimalkin is such an AMAZING character. You learn so much more about him and that she has more connections to Tom that you didn't know about yet. This book really adds more depth to this character as well as the story in general. You even learn of a secret apprentice that Grimalkin has trained, which was really awesome as well. Monsterous creatures, dark mages and witches, The Fiend's head (It's still a character), and much, much more! Plus you learn more about the two lamias witches (Tom's aunts) and that Tom will finally look through that chest they guard in the next book! Believe me, this is definitely worth your time if you've read the other books. If you haven't, I suggest you do. I heard this series will have fourteen books. The next one is called Lure of the Dead. Can't wait!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dan'l Danehy-Oakes on January 22, 2014
Format: Paperback
Book nine of the Spook's/Last Apprentice series. (There will be thirteen in all.)

The first eight books of this series were narrated by Tom Ward, the titular Last Apprentice, who has a voice clearly his own. It is more clear that it is his and not Delaney's when one reads this ninth book, which is narrated by Grimalkin. Her voice is terser and more matter-of-fact than Tom's.

Grimalkin is the great witch-assassin who first attempted to slay, then allied herself with Tom against the Fiend, the Devil, the Father of Lies. In this volume, she is fleeing from the Fiend's minions, who want her badly because she carries his head in a sack. To keep it from them she will do anything, pay any price - but she does not anticipate the price she will, in fact, pay. Many die to keep the Fiend's head safe, including people Grimalkin would gladly have saved.

Narration by Grimalkin is appropriate for this story. Tom Ward is offstage (except for a brief appearance near the end) and would never know the story.

The question is, whether the story need be told at all, or if it is filler to reach the goal of thirteen books? I think there's some of that, but the different point-of-view also serves to fill out the imagined world significantly. It's no worse than the middle volume of many trilogies, at that.

If I have an actual complaint, it is that, at the end, Grimalkin suddenly slips into summary. I suppose that this is appropriate; what she summarizes is slaughter, and this is, after all, a young-adult novel. To wallow in the details would not be "age appropriate." But I think another solution could have been found, and that Delaney should have found it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pace on September 9, 2012
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This book is just plain amazing. It is a story filled with excitement, action, horror, and intensity. It is the story of Grimalkin, the fearless witch assassin, who goes on journeys to hunt down and destroy monsters. This book makes you feel like you are inside the character's head. It is told from her point of view as she travels with Tom Ward, Master Gregory and Alice. Along the way they face dangerous monsters, evil minions and bind the Fiend once and for all.

I would recommend this book to kids of any age. It is intense but so action packed that you don't want to put it down. There are so many twists and turns of the story and the book has a very well developed plot. It is hard for me to find one book that holds my attention let alone a whole series but I have really enjoyed all the books. When I finish one I am anxioulsy looking to see when the next one is coming out. To the author I must say " you are superb." Joseph Delaney(author) is very skilled and makes you feel like you are in the story. I have loved the books so far but was dissapointed when I heard Joseph will be stopping the books at Book 14. But was happy when I figured out that soon there would be a movie based on the series.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amanda VINE VOICE on April 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I was a little disappointed when I read on Joseph Delaney's blog that The Last Apprentice series (or, it's known in the UK, the Wardstone Chronicles) are coming to an end. After book 14, the series will be over for good. There's no indication at this time if Delaney will ever return to the world of The County, or even what he will do next, but the ending of this amazing series promises to be incredible.

In book 9, Grimalkin the Witch Assassin, we take a little bit of a detour from the main story to learn more about the deadly Grimalkin. Through Grimalkin's eyes, we learn about her unique role in the witch world, her attempt at having an apprentice of her own, and the heartbreak and sacrifice that comes from being Grimalkin. Most importantly, readers get a unique perspective on the witch assassin and what the world of The County means to her.

I really did enjoy hearing the story from Grimalkin's prospective, and all the amazing action and unique mythology that I've come to expect from Delaney. For the first time, readers were really able to dig into her and start to see a completely different side of the witch assassin we thought we knew. I will admit that it did bug me somewhat that this was pretty much a side story, not really a meaningful advancement of the plot, but it was so much fun to read that it almost didn't matter.

Though the plot feels as though it is moved forward somewhat, I still left like this was more of a side story. But don't get me wrong, it was a well worthwhile side story for Last Apprentice fans.
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