Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
The Last Apprentice #1
Ebook, 158 Pages
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
When I first saw the cover, my first thought was Ranger’s Apprentice! but for magic?
So I kind of went in with high expectations because the Ranger’s Apprentice series was fantastic.
This turned out to be pretty good. At first I was kind of surprised by the actions of the main character,but I just kept reminding myself that he was what, 11, 12 or 13? And as long as I reminded myself of that, it was no longer surprising.
I think Delaney does a fantastic job of showing us the sad and lonely side of the life of a Spook. When his sister-in-law talks to him near the end, it really crashed home, for the character as well as for the reader. Spooks are alone, period.
I also liked the possibility of redemption hinted at for the young witch. Redemption themes always get points from me.