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

4.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  9,648 Ratings  ·  357 Reviews
Thomas Ward has spent two years as the Spook's apprentice. He's faced unimaginable peril, and survived. But a new danger has emerged: an ancient water witch, Bloodeye, is roaming the County intent on destroying everything in her path. To strengthen his skills, Tom is sent to the far north to train with the demanding Bill Arkwright. Arkwright lives in a haunted mill on the ...more
Paperback, 508 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Greenwillow Books (first published 2008)
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Dec 21, 2015 Evgeny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
As we all know from the previous books Tom Ward is the seventh son of the seventh son which makes him an excellent Spook. A Spook is a person who fights the dark magical things using just the knowledge and wits - not a fair fight as you can imagine.

Anyway, after the events of the last book Tom's life is in danger. His master always wanted him to become an apprentice to another Spook for a while and after some boneheaded action by Tom in the beginning of the book this idea became a matter of Tom'
Feb 13, 2015 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-fantasy

The Spooks apprentice is shipped off to learn from another Spook in the Lake District and try to add another string to his bow in the form of defeating water witches. This means leaving the Spook and Alice but not to worry as there is plenty to go on with here.

This book seemed to be somewhat of a turning point for the series; the writing style is the usual top notch standard and the plot is solid as ever but in this outing we get some series driven plot as supposed to a standalone type book.
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
Dec 30, 2010 Karissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 28, 2009 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 15, 2013 Byron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Simona Stoica
Jun 14, 2015 Simona Stoica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grimalkin is the best.
Duffy Pratt
Jan 08, 2013 Duffy Pratt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, childrens, horror
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
Feb 06, 2010 Erica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 04, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 10, 2010 e.c.h.a rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Naga, Momo
Baca bareng dengan Mbak Mia


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
May 02, 2015 Fallon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing!!! It was very adventurous and intriguing. Joseph Delaney has such a neat way of writing and has a very unique mind to come up with all these cool books.
Michael Weber-williams

“The difference between the word fiend and friend is merely one letter. I could easily be the latter. If you knew me better...”

In an undetermined time and place of old a young boy is on an intricate journey in becoming a spook. A spook is someone who goes around ridding the Country of all the darkness and evil plaguing the land and people who live in it. In the last book, The Last Apprentice: Attack of the Fiend, our hero, Thomas Ward, his friend, Alice, and master, John Gregory, failed to stop
Sercan Çelik
Dec 02, 2015 Sercan Çelik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, favorites
bu seri kesinlikle muhteşem hiçte çocuksu falan değil cadılarla ilgili okuduğum en güzel seri okuyun pişman olmazsınız
Jul 15, 2011 Woodge rated it really liked it
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
Aug 01, 2010 Erin Reilly-Sanders rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, teen, horror
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
Jan 20, 2016 Glenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story has stepped up a notch in this book - great action as well... Looking forward to how the rest of the series plays out...
Dec 13, 2015 CharlieAndrews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Geschichte & Schreibstil : 5/5
Korrektorat der Übersetzung: 2/5 MASSENHAFT UNNÖTIGE FEHLER.
Felita Hardigaloeh
didorong dengan Fiend, iblis yg lepas di buku keempat mengancam Tom, sang spook akhirnya mengirimkan Tom ke mantan anak didiknya

Bill Arkwight

Bill sendiri sudah menjadi spook di daerahnya dan sangat ahli dg mahluk air, apalagi penyihir.

rumahnya pun punya nuansa seperti Chipenden dan Anglezarke dg masing2 unsur kejutan di dalamnya.

bahkan Bill sendiri punya "demon" yg selalu berusaha mengendalikannya. belum llagi karakternya bs dibilang lbh keras dari gurunya. so....dg lata belakang ini, hampir saj
Catherine Loiseau
Dec 11, 2014 Catherine Loiseau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
On continue avec la saga de l’Epouvanteur. J’avais laissé Tom de retour chez l’Epouvanteur, après avoir échappé au Malin et défait les sorcières de Pendle. Mais la quiétude n’est que de courte durée, car le diable s’agite et Tom doit partir pour parfaire son entraînement auprès de l’un des anciens élèves de l’Epouvanteur.

J’ai trouvé qu’avec ce tome, la série avait passé un cap. La première partie est fidèle aux classiques du roman d’apprentissage : Tom se retrouve confronté à un nouveau maître,
João Batista
Dec 10, 2014 João Batista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este livro tem uma nova tradutora... vejamos como se sai.
Inicia-se com o Maligno à solta, assim, as coisas estão muito mais difíceis no Condado; até o exército atrapalhando tudo com seu 'grupo de recrutamento'...
Separação: treinamento com Bill Arkwright, em Caster; ele parece, inicialmente, até simpático... enfrenta criaturas da água; mais criaturas são mencionadas: a selkie e o suga-sangue.
Métodos cruéis e brutais, mas necessários; segredos no segundo andar da casa de Arkwright; um encontro bem
Phillip III
Mar 05, 2015 Phillip III rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wrath of the Bloodeye --- just might be my favorite in The Last Apprentice series to date. It is the fifth book, and intriguing and compelling. After a band of military deserters over power and attempt to sell Thomas Ward into the army as a soldier,the Spook, Old Gregory, wants to toughen up his young apprentice. Also, he is concerned about the Fiend (from book 4) being loose, and possibly still after Ward.

The decision is made that for six months, Bill Arkwright (a former apprentice and current
Jul 19, 2015 Stacy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Michelle  (The Crazy Cat Lady)
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
Holy Shit! This book is absolutely amazing!

We follow Tom and his life after the Fiend has been released into the world. Although the devil himself is no longer bound to do the pendle witches bidding, Tom is still in danger - not only from him but also the witch assassin Grimalkin. To keep him safe, the Spook sends his apprentice north, to Bill Arkwright another spook, whom Tom finds out works quite differently than Master Gregory. Forced to stay away from Alice and Chipenden for six months, Tom'
May 20, 2015 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wrath of the Bloodeye was a bit different from previous books in The Last Apprentice series but I still enjoyed Wrath of the Bloodeye a good deal.

Since the Spook is aging and realizes that his knowledge on certain aspects is limited the Spook sends Tom to apprentice with a former apprentice of his. Bill Arkwright is a Spook that is familiar with staff combat and all things dark that dwell in water. The first half of Wrath of the Bloodeye really just focuses on Tom learning to cope with Arkwright
Jan 09, 2015 Karthik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story was fun with some new concepts coming in - Water witches, skelts, dowsers. Bill Arkwright was an interesting character introduced in the book. The plot again was not very will knit. Quite a bit of holes. I wonder if it is possible to write interestingadventure thrillers without plot holes - every time the protaganists have to be in interesting messes that reader should feel impossible for character to get away from and then have the character get away from the mess. Also every time it ...more
Feb 16, 2015 Virginy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Le Malin rôde! Et même s’il semble ne plus s’intéresser à Tom Ward l’apprenti, son maître John Gregory et son amie Alice mettent tout en oeuvre pour lui éviter de mauvaises rencontres. Et comme si la menace de l’Obscur n’était pas suffisante, une guerre fait rage dans le Sud et les jeunes hommes sont enrôlés pour combattre. Quelque peu agacé par cette surveillance, Tom va se mettre en danger durant l’absence de l’épouvanteur et Alice va le sauver d’une manière effrayante! À son retour, prenant c ...more
Aaron Harden
Jul 22, 2015 Aaron Harden rated it it was amazing
Aug 29, 2009 Jacquie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-fantasy
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.
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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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Other Books in the Series

The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #1)
  • Curse of the Bane (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #2)
  • Night of the Soul Stealer (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #3)
  • Attack of the Fiend (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #4)
  • The Spook's Sacrifice (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #6)
  • Rise of the Huntress (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #7)
  • Rage of the Fallen (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #8)
  • I Am Grimalkin (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #9)
  • The Spook's Blood (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #10)
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“I watched the tears run down her cheeks and start to drip from the end of her chin. One part of me wanted to put my arms round her but I daren't. Do that and I'd never be able to let her go.” 22 likes
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