Curse of the Bane (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles #2)
Now it's the dark's turn to be afraid
The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, deal with the dark. Together they rid the county of witches, ghosts, and boggarts. But now there's some unfinished business to attend to in Priestown. Deep in the catacombs of the cathedral lurks a creature the Spook has never been able to defeat; a force so evil that the whole county is...more
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The book starts with Tom's first independent assignment of containing a highly dangerous boggart. He succeeded, but not before the local priest was killed. The priest happens to be a brother of Tom's mentor who wants to give the last respect to his late brother.
The proble ...more
First always be sure that your children/youths are mature enough to read any YA novel, this one included. Be sure that when reading a fantasy novel especially one with a horror context that they have a good reality concept.
Second and for this novel be aware of the attitude in these books (The Wardstone Chronicles in the UK or The Spook's Apprentice books in the US) toward "the church". I'm not Roman Catholic, but am a Christian. Were my kids small, I'd have ...more
So I guess I should talk about my thoughts on the book. Frankly, I didn't like this as much as Book One. I guess I liked the evil witch villain more than I l ...more
Nonetheless, I liked the book and thought it was a very good sequel to Revenge of the Witch. In most series I've encountered, the second book will expand the world and the cast of characters. Here, while we do get to see a bit more of the County, the characters remain largely the same -- Tom, the Spook, and Alice are a ...more
Anyway, in this book, we learn more about the characters including the Spook's involvement with two women, one being a witch! No wonder, he warns Tom to be careful of gi ...more
I have been enjoying this series even though some of the scenes depictted are rather dark in atmosphere for a young adult book. As a middle schooler I would have really enjoyed this series had it been available then. Heck, as an adult I really enjoy this series!
The writing is smart and the stor ...more
Във втората част Прогонващия духове отстъпва крачка назад и освобождава пространство за своя чирак Томас Уорд, който вече има достатъчно умения, за да се справя с обичайната част от задълженията – борба с чудовищни богъри, сблъсъци с вещици, озаптяване на призраци и други. Но този път драмата не беше около личните му увлечения – вместо това Джоузеф Дилейни възкресява мрачен епизод от миналото на Прогонващия дух ...more
Okurken hiç sıkılmadım, sayfalar hızla aktı gitti, yazarında tempoyu düşürmemesi okumayı daha zevkli hale getirdi.
Hayaletin Laneti gerilimi bol güzel bir kitaptı. Türüne göre güzel ve başarılı bir seri, ben se ...more
Good things about the book, expansion of the Delaney world, earlier ghosts, witches and boggarts, now we have the Bane, a tougher, more malevolent entity, more glimpses of Mr. Gregory's bygone days and yesteryears, origin of Mister and Missus Ward and of course, we see ho ...more
“One day this house will belong to us, Tom. Don’t you feel it?” she asked
Tom and the Spook have been working together to defeat the darkness. But, when the Spook gets the news about his brother, they set a journey to Priestown to attend the spook brother's funeral alongside with some unfinished business that they need to deal with. Deep down under the Cathedral catacombs, lurks a creature that Spook himself can’t defeat; a force that so evil that put the County is in danger being corrupted...more
Dan S’ Review:
Curse of the Bane was an interesting sequel to Joseph Delaney’s Revenge of the Witch. Set a bit after the events of the first book, Tom is beginning to show signs of growth and is starting to become a much better Spook (as shown even from the very first chapter of the book). However, even with his increasing skill and wit, is it enough to beat the next creature of the dark?…Well for that you will have to read it yourself. Overall this re ...more
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Now it's the dark's turn to be afraid. The Spook and his apprentice, Thomas Ward, deal with the dark. Together they rid the county of witches, ghosts, and boggarts. But now there's some unfinished business to attend to in Priestown. Deep in the catacombs of the cathedral lurks a creature the Spook has never been able to defeat; a force so evil that the ...more
Neste livro, Tom enfrenta momentos de grande perigo e tem que fazer escolhas que podem colocar em perigo a si ou aqueles que ama.
Se em O Aprendiz tínhamos a Mãe Malkin como vilã, em A Maldição temos o Flagelo, um espírito antigo e malévolo que hoje vive aprisionado nas ...more
My opinions about Revenge of the Witch, the first book in the series, were more likely neutral. I liked the book but has still a lot to improve. Let’s see if the second book save the first.
Curse of the Bane has more guts. Definitely, Curse of the Bane is better than the previous one. Now I get a clear idea of what the County they live in looks like. The culture – they hate priests (well, on the Spook’s side). It has more depth. It has more real dan ...more
Buku ini petualangannya berasa kuat. Bagaimana tidak, di awal bab saja kita sudah disuguhi ketegangan Thomas menghadapi Ripper, sejenis boggart yang telah mengecap darah manusia. Kemudian bergulir ke Priestown untuk menyelesaikan pekerjaan yang tertunda dan hampir menewaskan sang master 20tahun silam.
Di Priestown ini terkurung The Bane, monster tanpa bentuk tetap dengan kekuatan gelap yang bisa membaca fikiran, mengendalikan dan menguasai. The Bane ini ...more
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