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Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
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Jul 03, 11

bookshelves: audiobooks, paranormal-fantasy, middlegrade
Read from April 10 to 16, 2011

These books are one of the two series I enjoy that have been translated from other countries. The original series is called The Spook's Apprentice and the author is Australian. I love that these were translated over here. I listened to the first book on audio and really enjoyed it. It's about a boy who is the 7th son of a 7th son, usually a sign of magic in most worlds. He is taken on by the local Spook, a man who gets rid of supernatural creatures and mainly works on his own.

Thomas takes on the apprenticeship and realizes what it will mean for the rest of his life - that his family may be in danger often, that no one will want to be near him for long periods of time, and that he will have to learn a lot in order to defeat witches, ghouls and other sorts of things that go bump in the night.

The problem is, Thomas has taken a fancy to a witch and has fallen prey to her whims and he releases Mother Malkin, a dangerous witch who seeks to kill the Spook. Nothing like throwing in a fairly dangerous situation to keep you reading (or listening) to this novel.

Speaking of the audio, I absolutely LOVED the audio on this book. The narrator did the voices fantastically and really made the experience of reading this book that much more involved. I definitely suggest this series to those who enjoy books like The Ranger's Apprentice and Septimus Heap.
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