Excerpt from The Last Apprentice

In case you missed it, I finished my Camp Nano novel yesterday!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules at Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along!

I don’t think I’ve previously read anything else by British author Joseph Delaney, but I am enjoying The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch, the first book in a thirteen book series. Witches, ghosts, and boggarts abound in this magical fantasy book.

“I love everyone in this house,” she said, her voice softening, “but in the whole wide County, you’re the only person who’s really like me. As yet, you’re just a boy who’s still got a lot of growing to do, but you’re the seventh son of a seventh son. You’ve the gift and the strength to do what has to be done. I know you’re going to make me proud of you.”

Joseph Delaney, The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch

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For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried—some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive.

Only Thomas Ward is left. He’s the last hope, the last apprentice.



  1. Congrats on finishing your CampNaNo novel! Your teaser sounds very interesting too.

    Here’s my teaser.

  2. I’ve been meaning to start this series for years. I hope you are enjoying it. This week my YA teaser comes from The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude. Happy reading!

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