Wrath of the Bloodeye (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #5)
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Wrath of the Bloodeye (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles #5)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  6,244 ratings  ·  264 reviews
As danger increases in the County, Tom is sent far north by his master to be trained by Bill Arkwright, another Spook. Arkwright lives in a haunted mill on the edge of a treacherous marsh and his training methods prove to be harsh and sometimes cruel. But he has toughened up many previous apprentices and now he must do the same for Tom and prepare him for the gravest dange...more
Hardcover, 516 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Greenwillow Books (first published 2008)
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Mike (the Paladin)
Okay...I think I've reached my saturation point on this series. As I started it I was favorably impressed and I suppose it is a good series. When I gave a 4 star to the first book and recommended it a friend here on Goodreads (Coleen black rose I believe...sorry if I mis-attributed that) noted that the problem she had was the Tom never seems to change. I can see what she means now.

Tom is the Spook's apprentice (see book 1 for the explanation of what a "Spook" is) his Last apprentice. This appare...more
This is the fifth book in the Spook's Apprentice series and it is just as fantastic as the previous books have been. I am impressed that these books have continued on with such great story telling over this series.

In this book Tom Ward leaves Gregory to serve 6 months under a different spook; the new spook is harsh in his methods but endeavors to teach Tom more fighting to toughen him up. During the stay though Tom finds himself again being hunted by the Fiend and his children. Most notably Morw...more
Jan 28, 2009 Megan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: ems
Holy. Cow. I read the entire series in just over a week and now I cannot wait for the next one to come out, because book 5 ends with a big ol' cliffhanger...and as far as I can tell, no word on when book 6 comes out. Dang! Joseph Delaney is a very skilled author, and his level of horror is just right for me, the ultimate horror wimp. In this book, I came to really enjoy the character of Grimalkin, the witch assassin. The illustrations at the beginning of each chapter really add to the books, and...more
Long time fans of Joseph Delaney will be pleased at their perseverance. For the first time in the series, The Spook's Mistake actually brings in real conflict in the personalities and relationships of the characters. In the past I have lamented the lack of attention to character development, finding a sole focus on action instead, but Delaney has slowly (perhaps too slowly) built up tensions that finally seem to have come to a head.

With The Spook's Mistake, Delaney has seemingly elevated his st...more
Duffy Pratt
This series is consistently good, and I like the way it is developing, with a slow but sure feel about where it is going. This installment takes us outside the County for the first time, and it develops two new characters. Tom goes north for to study with Bill Arkwright for six months. Bill was also an apprentice to the Spook, and now is a spook in his own right in an area where there are lots of water monsters and witches. I liked Bill's character quite a bit. He tries to be a good mentor, but...more
With many series, it's fairly easy to map the course of events for every book before even cracking the spine. You know the hero will follow her or his patterns from previous books. The books become almost formulaic. I thought I had figured out the formula to The Last Apprentice: Tom and his master would go someplace to rid the area of evil, Tom would allow either his emotions or his devotion to his master to get in his way, trouble would ensue, the Spook would be detained and Tom would have to f...more
I discovered Joseph Delaney's young adult dark fantasy/horror series The Last Apprentice this past summer. Over the last few months I've barreled through each installment of the series and have yet to be disappointed. Delaney gets better with every book, and the series' fifth novel, Wrath of the Bloodeye, is no exception.

Bloodeye picks up where Attack of the Fiend leaves off. The witch clans have brought the Fiend (the "Devil himself") into the world and he's after Tom. In order to protect Tom f...more
Aug 10, 2010 e.c.h.a rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Naga, Momo
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Sempat turun naik saat mau kasih rating buku ini dari 3 lalu naik lagi ke 4 saat mencapai akhir.

Jelas, cerita di buku ke 5 ini jauh lebih menyeramkan daripada buku-buku sebelumnya. Water Witch-nya jauh bikin merinding, plus sukses bikin dag dig dug. Masih suka kesel dengan sikap Tom, bawaannya kadang mau jitak.

Ingin tahu apa rahasia terbesar Alice? Silakan baca sendiri hahahahaha

Oia..ada satu kalimat yang paling gue suka di buku ini, yaitu : Believe that you c...more
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Wow. Have I really read five books in this series just this year?! This is the series that I've been reading aloud to Luke (age 9). Tom Ward is the young -- almost 14 years old -- man apprenticed to the Spook. As such they fight the good fight against the Dark whether that's boggarts, skelts, witches, or other nasties. On a couple occasions my wife listened in a bit as I read some passages to Luke. She'd say that the story was a little too creepy or scary but Luke and I would just roll our eyes...more
Erin Reilly-Sanders
Yet again, another installment in this series does not fail to impress with an intelligent, spooky story for a chillingly fun read. This particular story presents new manifestations of evil that are novel challenges, moving the setting into a swampy area and distinguishing water witches from the regular sorts, but yet fitting with the previous encounters. I'm normally not a fan of series books, especially seemingly unending series, but these books have some nice points to them including a unique...more
Michelle E. Kobus
Dear Mr. Arkwright,

Thomas J. Ward

I actually really like Grimalkin. I like that she's a really kick-a** woman, and she's actually considered a villain (though she did some good in this book); this isn't just a series where you know the baddie is always going to lose. Indeed, Tom is deathly afraid of her, nearly as much as the Fiend himself, even though he saw her slay other evil witches mercilessly, witches who would have killed him. Yet, the fact she did not lay a finger on him isn't...more
Okay, I'm done with this series. I read about halfway through, but the situations are getting too desperate for me to enjoy the story and it's too weird mixing religious topics such as the devil with witches, boggarts, etc. I don't hate it, but I'd rather read something a bit more uplifting.
I'm totally addicted to this series. But if I read it late at night before when my husband isn't home I have a little bit of trouble sleeping because I think about all the things that go bump in the night. What can I say I scare easily.
Librarian Lavender
The Spook sends Tom to Bill Arkwright to get some additional training. Meanwhile Alice has been sent away. Tom doesn't have an easy time with Bill and things go horribly wrong when he disappears while hunting Morwena. Fortunately Tom is there and so are Alice and the Spook to help with the dire situation.
This book has been more grim than the previous one. The Fiend is gaining strength and Tom has no idea how he has to deal with such a powerful evil being. Tom needs allies and they aren't all Spo...more
Assasin Green
it was an awesome book just like the others with one mistake I.e. the villain threat is lower in this book. lets compare - 1st book villain mother malkin. 2nd book villain bane ( villain is getting dangerous book by book) 3rd book villain golgoloth(an old God) 4th book villain fiend and 5th gets a water witch bloodeye. really? you dropped the villain grade from 10 to 7 and all the work is done by grimalkin. otherwise it was a great book at least book 6 has ordeen ( another old God as villain. an...more
Reviewed first at Brunner's Bookshelf

Tom is in Great danger, in every book he seems to be in some sort of danger but in this one it is the focus of the plot. The Fiend is still loose and the Spook is worried that he will come to kill Tom. Fearing for his safety he sends Tom off to train with another Bill Arkwright another Spook. This other Spook is tougher with methods that might not seem appropriate and sometimes cruel. He has been known to toughen up apprentices and right now Tom is going to n...more
Presenting The Wardstone Chronicles #5 The Spook's Mistake by Joseph Delaney , can Tom survive the new environment and the new master and what exactly is the mistake the Spook makes.

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As danger increases in the County, Tom is sent far north by his master to be trained by Bill Arkwright, another Spook. Arkwright lives in a haunted mill on the edge of a treacherous marsh and his training methods prove to be harsh and sometimes cruel. But he has toughened up many previ...more
Humberto Cnca
This book was really good. It is the 5th book in the series of the Last apprentice/ wardstone Chronicicles. It is about water witches. Tom has been the Sppoks apprentice for almost 2 years. But now there is one problem that is bothering everyone in the county. The Devil himself has been released into the world. Nowhere is safe for the young Apprentice Thomas Ward. This book is 511 pages. The main characters are Alice, Bill Arkwright, Tom, The spook, and the Devils daughter Morwena. The plot of...more
Joseph Delaney, who is the author of The Last Apprentice series, has used a slightly opinionated character that gets himself into all kinds of trouble. Thomas Ward, who is an apprentice of the local spook, gets sent to another area of the county to train under a new master for a while. In the book, Thomas Ward finds himself in trouble with a very dangerous water witch. I really enjoy the book because it is just a good read. If you enjoy fiction books than i would suggest at least trying to read...more
Also titled Wrath of the Bloodeye. In the last installment of the Tom’s adventures with the Spook, the Fiend (or Satan) was unleashed by three witch clans. Since that time, the Spook and Alice have tried to shelter Tom and protect him just in case the Fiend is still on his trail. However, enough is enough and the Spook realizes he must get on with Tom’s training. He sends Tom to the north to be trained by one of his former apprentices, Bill Arkwright. He knows Arkwright is a difficult task maste...more
Hidden Away
Aug 04, 2008 Hidden Away rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any one who like a good scary story
This series has become my favorite to date, since the last book. (Attack of the Fiend or the Spooks Battle). I read the Attack of the Fiend and found out that the next release was going to be at the end of August (for the US) and the UK already it was out. So I did what any hungry for more book hound would do (E-Bay) I found with no problems and it cost more than I would like to admit but I had to find out the next part of the saga would go. …Whew I have finally got that off my chest. Now I can...more
I really liked how Tom had to go to another master for a while. I thought that the Spooks reasons were sound, and that Tom should listen to him more often. If "Master Ward" doesn't learn to curb his curiosity, follow the rules layed out for him, and listen to his master(s), he could get into some serious trouble. With the dark rising and the fiend in the world, he needs to watch his back more than ever.

Delaney did an amazing job tieing alcohol into Bill Arwright's life. I think it shows readers...more
The Fiend is now in the world and the dark is increasing. John Gregory thinks it is time to send Tom to Bill Arkwright for more training, who was once his apprentice.

When Tom meets Bill and lives with him for a few days, he's not sure about much more he can take. Bill is not like his master, but Tom realizes that if he wants to survive in a world that has the Fiend, he must continue his training with Bill. He also needs this training to defeat the Bloodeye, who seems to want him dead.

Bill Arkwri...more
Creepy nasty characters & not-your-typical evil make this an interesting read. Witches that live in swamps and stick their long talons through people, suicide by water mill, giant insects that suck blood through your neck -- gah! Lots of spooky scenes. I liked the creativity that went into this book.

The main character is a teen who makes some poor decisions and ends up in trouble with both evil devil-following water witches and his master who fights for good. He's a bit weak at times, not de...more
Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup)
Oct 19, 2012 Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ranger's Apprentice fans, Young Adults, Darren Shan fans, Tamora Pierce fans, Young women, EVERYONE!
Recommended to Wickedshizuku by: Goodreads
Shelves: 2012, paranormal, reviewed
Oh this was an excellent book. There is an ass-load to learn about relationships. Tom and Alice have a huge fight about him going to town, and he gets mugged from some deserters who say they're recruiting for the Nation's Army. Alice saves him and Mr.Gregory runs the thugs off. The Spook is reluctant of sending him to the training that has kept on the back burner.
Tom is sent to one of John Gregory's former apprentices turned Spook of the county. Bill mostly deals with the Aquatic witches. He al...more
Emran Mohammad
tom ward is special. he is the last apprentice to spook, mr gregory. mr gregory is the county spook, a spook is a person who fights with the dark. tom is a seventh son of a seventh son, that means he can see things differntly then others do. like when something from the dark is near he feels a chill this is a warning. tom is from a good family. Hes from a farm, and he was rasied to be a spook. his mom, who is a witich[good witch:] can see the future and she wasnted tom to be a spook's apprentic...more
After the previous two books which had me turning the pages frantically The Spook’s Mistake does struggle a bit. Personally I think it could have done with the pacing being a little tighter because it drags a little. Particularly the beginning, the second half of the book is much better than the first.

Despite Tom’s feelings about Bill Arkwright (the other Spook Master Gregory sends Tom to for a six month apprenticeship) I actually liked Arkwright from the beginning. ‘Liked’ is not really the rig...more
colleen the contrarian  ± (... never stop fighting) ±

This IR series is a bit formulaic in the way that such things are - apprentice disobeys something, and gets in a bit of trouble. Later on, he gets into a lot of trouble and survives through the skin of his teeth by luck or the fortuitous arrival of help. But, despite that, it's just a fun, and slightly spooky, series to read.

Told in first person narrative, the author manages to mostly convey the tone of an old world fourteen-year-old boy - with the exception of a few "big" words that seem s...more
the spooks mistake is the 5th instalment in the wardstone chronicles written by Joseph Delaney, it is a great book that follows the lines of the 4 books before it but with a different twist and like every other book a new character is introduced in this book. The Spook and Tom return to save the day but Tom is annoyed that the spook will not let him out of the house as he is afraid the fiend is out to find Tom, so for his protection Tom is sent to one of the spooks other apprentices who had fini...more
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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...more
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