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The Last Apprentice: Clash of the Demons (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles #6)

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"You can't make alliances with witches and suchlike and hope to avoid being drawn toward the dark."

As the Spook's apprentice, Thomas Ward's first duty is to protect the County from ghosts, boggarts, and other dangerous creatures. But now his mother has come back from her homeland to seek his help. One of the most dangerous of the old witches, Ordeen, is about to return to
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by Greenwillow Books (first published June 4th 2008)
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Evgeny
Dec 22, 2015 Evgeny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Tom Ward's mom went to her homeland to help fight the dark forces. Her homeland is Greece and if you recall Greek mythology you will realize there are a lot of supernatural bad creatures in there.
Maenad
Much to Tom's surprise she came back asking him for help which would be essential in her plan to stop a coming Big Evil. The said evil is so big that she and Tom would be forced to ask local dark forces for help. This was completely unacceptable to Tom's master the Spook. Now Tom had to choose between t
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Richard
Jul 17, 2015 Richard rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-fantasy
7/10

Not the best in the series with the Spook and his apprentice heading to Greece of all places! Aren’t the Greek’s having enough issues at the minute without some paranormal activity going down?! Part of the fun of the series is the old worldy northern English feel and this loses some of its charm because of the whole Greek escapade.

Don’t get me wrong, a weak Spooks novel is still probably a lot better than any YA stuff you’ll get out there. I applaud the lack of love triangles and teen angst
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Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
The Last Apprentice/ Wardstone Chronicles Series-Book #6...

This has been a very consistent series; all of the books have been really good. I just finished the audio version of this sixth book, Clash of the Demons, and I liked it just as much as the other ones.

In this installment, Mam, Tom's mother, enlists the help of Tom, Alice, the Spook, the Pendle witches, Bill Arkwright and the assassin Grimalkin to travel to Greece to help her battle the Ordeen. Of course, the fighters of the dark are rel
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Nathaniel ΘΣ
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Cynthia
May 14, 2010 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This latest Tom Ward book was just as good as all the others. I tore through it in a matter of days and now I have to wait until August to read the 7th installment!

I just love the characters in this one. Tom Ward, the Last Apprentice himself, is such a touching character. He is innocent in many ways, and yet has seen great evil in his short life. His best friend/girlfriend, Alice, was born to a witch family and there is the constant threat that she may turn to the dark side, but she loves Tom m
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Beril
Apr 18, 2016 Beril rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-yabancı
seride okuduklarım arasında en iyisiydi. biraz daha karanlık biraz daha güzel bir seri olabileceğine dair bir umut belirdi içimde hadi bakalım...
Michael Weber-Williams

“Human beings have hope. Not matter how desperate things are, they convince themselves that they can change things for the better." - John Gregory

In an unspecified time of old, the county of Lancashire is home to supernatural creatures, spirits and other paranormal beings that reside within the dark. To counteract their mischief and misbehaviors, the occupation of a Spook was invented. A Spook is meant to ward off evil and all those who are a part of it. Not just anyone is capable of becoming a
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Trudi
Didn't grab me in the first half like the others in the series, but by the end I was hooked as always. Can't wait to see what happens next. Seriously, if you have a reluctant reader in your life, child or adult, recommend this series. You will be doing them a solid!
Lisa Burgess
Eigentlich 3,5 bis 4 Sterne, aber irgendwie war mir gerade nach abrunden. Einiges wird mir allmählich zu oberflächlich, was sehr schade ist. Ich hoffe, dass die Beziehungen zwischen den Charakteren etwas mehr ausgearbeitet werden, vor allem jetzt, wo Tom auch älter ist. Wir lesen alles aus seiner Perspektive und ich bin auch wirklich seit Band 1 dankbar, dass er, nun ja, schlau ist (sorry, mir fällt kein anderes Wort ein), aber irgendwie fehlt mir mittlerweile ein bisschen mehr Tiefe.
Sagen wir
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Chris
Jun 13, 2014 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fiction
Reveiwed first at Brunner's Bookshelf

This was an intense story for this series. A lot of emotional themes and some impressive battles made this one of my favorites of the series. Tom’s mother left for her homeland after the passing of his father a few books back. Now she has returned to ask Tom for his help in stopping the oldest and most powerful witch who will bring nothing but destruction in her wake.

Tensions run very high in this book between the Spook and Tom and his mother. The Spook tell
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Amelia, the pragmatic idealist
In terms of excitement and non-stop action, The Spook's Sacrifice is right up there with the first book in the series. I read this installment in just 2 days' time and now I'm a little bummed that I read so fast, because this is it until May!

This book has a formula that I consider to be successful in nearly all cases: there's a quest - an actual journey that takes the characters out of a familiar setting and plunges them into a totally new atmosphere. That tension nearly always creates a fun an
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Duffy Pratt
Another good installment in what is shaping up to be a very solid series. By this, the sixth book, the series has focused itself on an ongoing war between Tom and his allies, and the fiend. Here, Tom joins with a host of witches to fight against an ancient evil God in Greece. His mother has returned to marshall all the forces she can for this fight. The main internal tension, again, is between the Spook's resolve not to use dark to fight dark. On the other side of this are Alice and Mam, who bot ...more
Becky
Jan 27, 2010 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a long-time fan of the adventures of Thomas Ward, the Spook's apprentice. His story started with Revenge of the Witch and now Clash of the Demons is the sixth book in this genuinely frightening series. The story is told from Tom's perspective in the first person so the reader is completely inside his head. Delaney pulls you into Tom's world and makes you feel for him and care about everyone he loves.

For those who need a little Last Apprentice tutorial, Tom Ward is the seventh son of a sevent
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Sarah
Apr 02, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every 7 years, Ordeen will come to Greece and makes a bloodbath everytime she comes.
But not now, because Mam doesn't intended to let her back. Especially when the Fiend is unleashed.
And to prevent Ordeen, Mam needs allies. Either from the Light, or the Dark.



one of my favorite series, nowadays. So the review!


The characters
they're changed throughout this series. Either they're better, or worse.
I like to see how they'll end up like.

Tom seems to be much more impulsive than he's ever been. He isn
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Audiobooks_Rock
Nov 08, 2013 Audiobooks_Rock rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So why have I given this book such a tough rating?
The answer is simple. from this book and onwards, the world Mr Delaney build gets ripped to shreds. The story becomes one of herculian proportions and irish legends. This book is in my opinion the moment this series broke.

I really liked the first 4 books, the 5th was pretty good too, but from there on its all 1 big mish mash of legends and stories that ruin the original story for me. I did not want to read an epic story. But that is what the boo
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Woodge
Sep 26, 2011 Woodge rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book number 6 in the series that I've been reading aloud to Luke and the only reason it took a while to finish is that we were pretty busy doing other things like moving to Sweden for a year. You know how that is. Anyway, in this outing, the brave young Tom Ward gets recruited by his Mam to head south to Greece to fight a dangerous menace known as the Ordeen. Tom is in for some nasty surprises and some tough decisions.

Luke and I read to page 270 or so when he just couldn't wait for the n
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Sónia Tigol
Sep 17, 2014 Sónia Tigol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was just as good as all the others, it was an intense story for this series. This book have a lot of emotional themes and some impressive battles, that made this one of my favorites of the series. The truth about Thomas' mam is revealed, and they must battle a tremendously evil force called the Ordeen.
In this book Tom is in for some nasty surprises and some tough decisions.
This book was Well-written, suspenseful, and enchanting.
I loved this story and really hope the rest in this serie
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Ana
Oct 05, 2012 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the ones that like witches
Recommended to Ana by: Vlad
NOTE : see this review and more on http://cocainepages.wordpress.com

These books are unbelievably addictive! I can't even begin to tell you how nice it was to stop a while from reading all types of disparate books and focus on this series, which has been, contrary to my belief, really nice to dig in to.

I have given every book in this series 4 stars, because I've always been in love with stories about witches and wizzards and bad people wanting to control our world, and this speaks of exactly
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Logan Jones
This was an amazing book. It was full of suspense and action. The book was about Tom, Alice, the Spook, and Tom's Mam. The traveled to Greece to defeat the Ordeen.
Joey the J in R.J. Spindle
Interesting beginning. Lots of questions right off. The title of the book, chapter, and the chapter itself gives no initial clues from which I can divine from, however I was given a heads up (so stop reading these chapter notes now, if you don’t want to know about it), and I won’t tell you WHO told me this (but they know who they are), one of the male leads (yeah, I don’t know who specifically, but I’m pretty sure it’s Tom) sells his soul to the Fiend.

Read more and add your own commentary at R.
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Christine Rains
Aug 11, 2013 Christine Rains rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic addition to the Last Apprentice series. The fight against the dark takes Thomas, the Spook, and Alice overseas to Greece. The truth about Thomas' mam is revealed, and they must battle a tremendously evil force called the Ordeen.

Well-written, suspenseful, and enchanting. My reviews for these books haven't been that long, but it's only because I don't want to give anything away. So much happens in this series. You simply must read it to find out for yourself, and I highly recomme
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Drunkenness Books
Les aventures de Tom, l’apprenti épouvanteur, se suivent mais ne se ressemblent pas.
Dans ce nouveau tome, l’adolescent part pour la Grèce aider sa mère à traquer et vaincre l’Obscur. Mais ils ne seront pas seuls pour lutter contre la redoutable Ordinn, une ancienne déesse, et les sbires qui se cachent dans son effrayante forteresse. En effet, pour mener à bien cette mission, ils seront accompagnés d’Alice, de Bill Arkwright et des sorcières de Pendle… Inutile de préciser que cette alliance cont
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Iftekhar Chowdhury
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Lorien
Mar 03, 2015 Lorien rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Imagine aquela semana em que você vai mestrar RPG de mesa, mas passou a semana inteira correndo sem ter tempo nem de desenhar o mapa da próxima aventura. Você não está muito preocupada com isso, porque nas últimas duas semanas, o jogador que interpreta um personagem super importante disse que ia e faltou, tem um outro jogador que não vai a sessão nenhuma faz meses, e os três restantes estão super empolgados para jogar um boardgame novo. No dia do jogo, o dono do boardgame novo esquece o jogo em ...more
Catherine Loiseau
Dec 11, 2014 Catherine Loiseau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
J’avais quitté Tom de retour à la maison de Chipenden, qui apprenait le retour de sa mère venue de Grèce. Hélas pour lui, le bonheur est de courte durée, car ils doivent repartir pour affronter l’un des plus grands dangers qu’ils aient jamais connus.

Cette fois, la guerre contre l’obscur est ouverte. Finis les embuscades et les affrontements en un contre un, nous avons droit à une vraie bataille, avec une armée complète. Ce tome est plus violent que les précédents à ce titre. Certains des personn
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John
Feb 21, 2014 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nicole
May 22, 2015 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of all the books in the Last Apprentice series up to this point I consider The Spook's Sacrifice to be the weakest by far. In my opinion less was going on and the story did not hold together as well as previous stories.


Having a couple years of training under his belt Tom is learning that the world of the dark is far more vast then he could ever have imagined. Eager to continue with his training and learn what his Mam wants Tom cannot wait for her visit to the country. Yet it is not all fun and
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Stacy
Jul 23, 2015 Stacy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Phillip III
Mar 11, 2015 Phillip III rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clash of the Demons was full of action. And demons. It is the 6th installment in The Last Apprentice series. The tension is there from the start.

Thomas Ward's mother (mam) is coming to visit. She has something important to discuss. Truns out she is about to embark on quest. She needs her son's help. And The Spook's. They need to travel to mam's hometown in Greece. The Ordeen is about to return to earth. It happens every seven years. She gets stronger each time. With the Fiend loose (previous boo
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Filip
Příběh o Lovci duchů opět nezklamal a myslím, že tenhle díl by se mohl počítat jako jeden z těch, které velkým dílem rozvíjí příběh. Řeší se zde několik událostí z minulé knihy, umře několik postav a už teď mě hodně štve, že vlastně nevím, jak to s Tomem a obětováním, které je hlavním námětem knihy, dopadne. Sice jsem se při čtení nebál, ale je pravda, že některé ze scén byly opravdu dech beroucí! Aneb sečteno a podtrženo: Potřebuji další díl!
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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 Mistake (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #5)
  • 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)
  • Slither (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #11)

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“Human beings have hope. Not matter how desperate things are, they convince themselves that they can change things for the better."

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